A$AP Rocky‘s international legal troubles have taken a turn for the worse, with the rapper now reportedly facing “inhumane” conditions in a Swedish jail.
Tuesday, the rapper’s manager John Ehmann shared an update regarding Rocky’s detainment on assault charges
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Friends – We are currently in Stockholm where Rocky is being detained for operating in self-defense following an altercation that occurred on 6/30, when Rocky, his bodyguard and two performers were harassed and physically assaulted by a group of men in the area. The conditions of the facility are horrific and include 24/7 solitary confinement, restriction of amenities for the most basic of human functions, lack of access to life sustaining food as well as unsanitary conditions. Video footage shows the assailants following Rocky, while he pleads to them that he does not want any issues. Rocky volunteered to go to police for questioning. Rocky and his colleagues were arrested on-site. On the day of his arrest, I spoke with the U.S. Embassy Consult who informed me that his request to visit Rocky was rejected by police, which violates article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to which Sweden is a signatory. Since, he has been allowed to visit with a U.S. Embassy Consult and attorney, but only in the presence of Swedish officials. It is troubling and worrisome that the laws are not being applied equally. Sadly, it appears the prosecutor in this case is looking for his own recognition by trying to make a name for himself based on Rocky’s global fame. On Monday, we filed an appeal with the Swedish Supreme Court to have Rocky released from the inhumane conditions and the clear violation of human rights. They rejected the filing, which means Rocky will remain in prison for two weeks. The prosecutor on the case has further communicated that he is working to receive an additional two week extension for a trial to begin in mid – to end of August. For a man that has not been proven guilty to go through these conditions, while visiting a country to headline their festival, is troublesome. To keep Rocky and his colleagues in jail is punishment before due process. Please support us by joining the #JusticeForRocky movement and sign our petition. Link in bio. Thank you for hearing our story and keeping it front of mind. JE
According to TMZ, a source with direct knowledge of Rocky’s living situation claims that the rapper is sleeping on a yoga mat with no blanket, and an inmate the next cell over has mental health issues and allegedly throws feces, which is never cleaned up.
As previously reported, Rocky is being held in a Stockholm jail in connection with an altercation that he says took place after two men started harassing him. According to Ehmann, Rocky volunteered to speak with Stockholm authorities following the altercation but was later arrested along with colleagues.
“On the day of his arrest, I spoke with the U.S. Embassy Consult who informed me that his request to visit Rocky was rejected by police, which violates article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to which Sweden is a signatory,” Ehmann explained.
“Since [then], he has been allowed to visit with a U.S. Embassy Consult and attorney, but only in the presence of Swedish officials.”
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Ehmann also alleges that the prosecutor in Rocky’s case is simply looking to “make a name for himself” and wants to extend the rapper’s detainment into August.
Monday, Rocky’s legal team filed an appeal for the rapper to be removed from the facility, which was rejected. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison.
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