Thousands sign petition to release US rapper ASAP Rocky from Swedish custody

The petition #JusticeForRocky was launched on the website change.org on Tuesday and a day later had amassed over 470,000 signatories, according to the website. Several other smaller petitions have also been launched on the site.

Last week a Swedish district court decided the 30-year-old, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should be kept in custody while prosecutors investigate a June 30th brawl, as he was considered a “flight risk”. Mayers’ lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja appealed the decision, but the court of appeal ruled against them and…
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