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US warned Sweden over potential “negative consequences” for A$AP Rocky imprisonment

Swedish prosecutors released a letter they received from a US hostage crisis envoy

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 5 August 2019
US warned Sweden over potential “negative consequences” for A$AP Rocky imprisonment

After A$AP Rocky was temporarily released from prison last week, it has been revealed a US diplomat wrote to Swedish officials warning that if the case wasn’t quickly resolved there could be “potentially negative consequences to the US-Sweden bilateral relationship.”

The Swedish Prosecution Authority released letters sent by hostage crisis envoy Robert O’Brien requesting for A$AP Rocky and members of his entourage Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers to be released from Stockholm’s Kronberg Remand Prison and placed in a supervised detention at a local hotel in the Swedish capital while the case is being decided.

Swedish Prosecutor-General Petra Lundh responded by saying that the Swedish Constitution does not allow for outside interference in a prosecutor’s investigation and that no action would be taken to comply with O’Brien’s request.

Following the trial’s conclusion, the judge ordered for the rapper, real name Rakin Mayers, Corniel and Rispers to be freed from jail, awaiting a verdict on August 14.

President Donald Trump responded to the news on Twitter:

A$AP Rocky thanked his supporters on Instagram:

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