Swedish court convicts U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky of assault, suspends sentence

FILE PHOTO: A$AP Rocky performs « I’m Not the Only One » with Sam Smith (not pictured) during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File PhotoSTOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish court convicted U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky of assault and handed down a suspended sentence on Wednesday following a high-profile trial that led President Donald Trump to question the fairness of Sweden’s legal system. The court also convicted two members of A$AP Rocky’s entourage of the same crime. “In an overall assessment the court finds that the assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen” the court said in a statement. “The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.” A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained on July 3 in connection with a street brawl on June 30 and charged with assault causing actual bodily harm. Reporting by Johan Ahlander; editing by Niklas PollardOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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