Left Menu
Development News Edition

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

Reuters | Stockholm | Updated: 14-08-2019 17:47 IST | Created: 14-08-2019 17:42 IST
Swedish court convicts U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky of assault, suspends sentence
Image Credit: Flickr

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.

Also Read: It is belief of Hindus that Ayodhya is Lord Ram's birthplace; court shouldn't go beyond to see how rational it is: Deity's counsel to SC


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...

Videos

Latest News

Science News Roundup: British fossil hunters find bones of new dinosaur species, cousin to T.Rex; 'Secret' life of sharks and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs.UC San Diego research lab to make environmentally friendly flip flops from algaeResearchers at the University of California, San Diego hope to make future beach visits both environmental...

65,002 new cases take India's COVID-19 tally to 25.26 lakh; death toll rises to 49,036

A spike of 65,002 cases took Indias COVID-19 tally past 25 lakh on Saturday just a day after it reached the 24-lakh mark, while 18 lakh people have so far recuperated from the disease pushing the recovery rate to 71.61 per cent, Union healt...

Real Life Heroes: the Syrian film-maker cleaning COVID wards or in the UK

The documentary of Mr. Akkads perilous escape from Syria, where he had been imprisoned and beaten, was awarded a British BAFTA. He appears frequently in the media, and a mobile phone video he made, advocating for health workers, has been ...

Kelly, Diamondbacks hold down Padres

Merrill Kelly held San Diego without a run for 6 23 innings, and Kole Calhouns homer broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the Padres 5-1 Friday night in Phoenix. Kelly, Arizonas most consistent starti...

Give Feedback