@ThreadSafe class not found compilation error occurs after updating your org.apache.httpcomponents:httpcore dependency version to 4.4.11 or above.
This httpcore version comes with:
Class org.apache.http.annotation.Immutable removed
Class org.apache.http.annotation.NotThreadSafe removed
Class org.apache.http.annotation.ThreadSafe removed
Instead of these removed classes org.apache.http.annotation.Contract annotation and org.apache.http.annotation.ThreadingBehavior enum were introduced.
So now you should refactor @ThreadSafe occurrences to org.apache.http.annotation.Contract annotation and pass ThreadingBehavior enum‘s value SAFE to specify thread-safe behavioral contract
@Contract(threading = ThreadingBehavior.SAFE)
@NotThreadSafe transforms to ThreadingBehavior.UNSAFE
@Immutable to ThreadingBehavior.IMMUTABLE or IMMUTABLE_CONDITIONAL
Here is the full list of httpcomponents:httpcore 4.4.11 API Incompatibilities