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Sweden: A$AP Rocky to stay in jail at least for another week

1 19.07.2019 Инфо

M/S People entering courtroom, Stockholm
M/S People entering courtroom
M/S Security officer closing courtroom door
C/U Electronic board showing schedule of court sessions
SOT, Slobodan Jovicic, A$AP Rocky's lawyer: "It was no surprise, but we are very disappointed anyway. And we are disappointed because we think that it is unjust. And the reason for that is that we think that there is no real risk of flight, for Rakim Mayers, who is a well known super celebrity, [who's] working life, a big part of that is to travel around the world and Europe and this would mean that he would run away and not come to Europe. And I think that it's not reasonable to think that he would do that, if you look into what he could risk in this case."
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SOT, Slobodan Jovicic, Lawyer of A$AP Rocky: "This is a very very bad experience. In his world, they came to Sweden, to meet Swedish fans and to perform. They were unprovokably approached by persons that they didn't know. Those persons were violent, and they followed them and harassed them. They begged and pleaded to be left alone, and as he explains, they came into a situation where he acted in self-defence."
W/S Courthouse exterior
M/S Poster on bin reading "Free A$AP Rocky ASAP"
M/S US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch leaving police station after meeting with A$AP Rocky and getting into car
M/S Man taping posters: "Free A$AP Rocky ASAP"
SOT, Erik: "It's a lot of opportunities for me. I'm losing my job if he's not playing and stuff like that. And I think he is being treated like shit, to be honest with you."
M/S Posters reading "Free A$AP Rocky ASAP"
W/S Erik taking a picture of posters
SCRIPT
The Stockholm District Court upheld a request by prosecutors to extend the detention of American rapper Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name A$AP Rocky, for another week on Friday. They now have until July 25 to decide whether to charge the artist with a crime. The court decided to keep the rapper in custody citing 'flight risk'.
"Rakim Mayers, who is a well known super celebrity, [who's] working life, a big part of that is to travel around the world and Europe, and this would mean that he would run away and not come to Europe, and I think that it's not reasonable to think that he would do that, if you look into what he could risk in this case," said A$AP Rocky's lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic.
Mayers was also visited by the US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch.
Posters reading "Free A$AP Rocky ASAP" which can be seen across the city were put up by members of the Swedish music industry who are concerned a boycott by US rappers would affect their jobs.
Prosecutors say A$AP Rocky was involved in a fight in Stockholm, where he performed at a festival on June 30.