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Fury in Sweden over leniency shown to Muslim rapists

Fury in Sweden over leniency shown to Muslim rapists

Sweden’s Interior Minister Anders Ygeman, above, has called for stricter age tests following the gang rape of a boy by five teenagers from Afghanistan.

Fury erupted in Sweden last week after it was reported that the gang, who filmed themselves assaulting the minor for over an hour, had only been sentenced to juvenile detention. In addition they were ordered to pay damage of 250,000 krona (£22,274.00) to their victim.

The teenagers were found guilty of aggravated rape but the court decided they should not be sent back to Afghanistan, despite requests from the prosecution. It was argued they were too young and would be put at risk by being deported. The court said:

In light of their age and the security situation in Afghanistan (they) would be hit very hard by the expulsion.

Ygeman said there was widespread support for the crackdown, after one of the rapists, who claimed to be 17-years-old, was assessed to be 18 by the Swedish Migrant Board. The judge accepted his claim to be 17 years old, meaning he could not be sent to an adult prison or serve an adult sentence up to three times as long.

As under-aged asylum-seekers are less likely to be deported, it has sparked concerns that migrants will exploit the legal system.

Ygeman also said the Scandinavian country has been far too lenient with migrants who have either arrived without legal documents or refused to show them to authorities.

Adding a policy change was required to ensure a fair legal process, he said:

If a person doesn’t have an identity document, I think you clearly have to place the burden with the individual to prove their identity.

A new law could be in place by July 1. But former prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem warned:

This will be a be a persistent problem in the future in these borderline cases. You will never medically able to determine the exact age.

Four of the teenagers were sentenced to one year and three months in juvenile detention, while the district court in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, ruled the fifth defendent should serve 13 months as he was aged just 16.

The rapists claimed they were drunk when they carried out the attack and could not remember what happened.

During the attack, the victim was beaten around the head and body before being dragged into woods at knifepoint. He was bitten and spat on the during the horrifying sex assault, which happened in October. His assailants also threatened to kill him.

The 18 year-old who filmed the attack on his smart phone was sentenced to one year and three months in a young offender’s institution for child pornography and aggravated rape.

He threatened to release the film on social media if the victim went to the police.

The gang had all arrived in Sweden from Afghanistan unaccompanied and sought asylum.

For the defence, Stefan Wallin said of one of the teenagers:

He has no recollection of the events because of alcohol intoxication.

Hat tip: Trevor Blake

19 responses to “Fury in Sweden over leniency shown to Muslim rapists”

  1. Broga says:

    “In light of their age and the security situation in Afghanistan (they) would be hit very hard by the expulsion.”

    So bloody what? Not as hard hit as the 5 year old.

  2. remigius says:

    “…to pay damage of 250,000 krona (£223,000) to their victim.”

    Bloody hell. Either the pound has taken a massive tumble or someone cannot do simple arithmetic. Last time I looked the Krona was worth about 9p.

    Barry, knock off a nought and move the comma to the left a bit. Ta.

  3. AgentCormac says:

    ‘It was argued they were too young and would be put at risk by being deported.’

    What about the children of Sweden – aren’t they being put at risk by keeping these sick bastards in the country? And where do the authorities detain them for the duration of their ludicrously short sentences? In a juvenile detention centre. Beggars belief.

  4. Club Secretary says:

    @remigius says:
    Mon 2 Jan 2017 at 2:38 pm
    “…to pay damage of 250,000 krona (£223,000) to their victim.”

    It is irrelevant whether it’s £223K or £22K , I doubt the five have a pot to piss in.

  5. remigius says:

    Club Secretary, if they can afford to get drunk in Sweden they must have more money than I’ve got.

  6. Stephen Mynett says:

    Good point Remigius, I have some Norwegian friends, same sort of taxes in Norway as Sweden, and they are very dangerous to go out drinking with when they visit, going from about 10-15 quid a pint where they live to the three where I am is a big bonus for them and they take full advantage.

  7. Newspaniard says:

    Reminds me of all the aged 20 plus children we imported from Calais when we thought we were getting the toddlers which the MSN were shoving down our throats. I would not mind betting that this case never reaches the UK press and certainly not the Guardian.
    Sweden is in deep trouble from its (slightly insane) PC administration.

  8. Newspaniard says:

    Before someone else says it, “slightly insane” is the same as “slightly pregnant”.

    In passing, I wish a Happy New Year to all my fellow contributors, monarchist and republican.

    2017 is going to be fun: Brexit, Trump and at least 4 European general elections. Maybe this time, next year, there will be no EU to leave.

  9. Barry Duke says:

    Sorry about that miscalculation, folks. Not firing on all cylinders since breaking a tooth on Spanish candy on Christmas eve and have been in agony ever since. The fiestas have made it impossible for me to get dental treatment until Wednesday. Error corrected now.

  10. Stephen Mynett says:

    Barry, not sure whose birthday it was supposed to be, the god, the son or the strange spiritual amalgamation of them but it seems by being a degenerate atheist and not celebrating the birthday of the celestial being properly you are paying the price.

    Of course, you may just have been unlucky. Hope you get it sorted, I find a single malt helps things, especially if you do not stick to single measures when drinking it.

  11. Brian says:

    Uneducated feral lawless primitive shitehawks like this are a deadly problem. There is no doubt that they must be sent back to the country that spawned them. If not, especially with unbelievably soft sentences, others will be encouraged to invade and to behave very very badly indeed. The culture from whence these people came is that of the primitive ungoverned warlords, that is the culture of lawless gangland where the AK47, butchers knife and specially selected coconut sized rocks govern. Import these people and import their destructive culture. They will not adapt to the host culture. They will happily take advantage of civilised people, freeload for their every need, push to destroy free speech and undermine democracy. The only path for Europe is to be so harsh towards these people that they will not be tempted to come here in the first place. DEPORT NOW AND SHUT THE BORDERS TO PREVENT MORE OF THEM FUCKING UP EUROPEAN CIVILISATION.

  12. Broga says:

    @Brian: We are probably too late. Not because we could not take firm action but because we have a government who do not intend to do it. Our MPs will talk, warn and suggest assimilation but do little else. Meanwhile, we protect their “rights” at huge expense and to hell with those of us who pay our taxes.

  13. John says:

    As elsewhere across Europe, the far right is on the rise in Sweden.
    When we read about cases like this is it any surprise?
    I am a secular humanist freethinker.
    That does not mean I approve of criminality.
    These criminals should be deported.
    If not, Swedish people will start turning to new ways.
    Then, the criminals will be deported – or worse.

  14. L.Long says:

    Being drunk or on drugs DOES NOT Make you do terrible things! They allow you to be and do WHAT YOU REALLY ARE!!!! So using the ‘I was drunk’ excuse means that these actions are what you really like to do!!!

  15. If you want to find out about the thousands of sexual assaults and rapes committed by immigrants in Europe look for details on You Tube. It’s all going to get worse, of course. Much worse.

  16. Trevor Blake says:

    Europe will make its choice about whether a few raped children here and there is a fair price to pay for not being called a bigot by strangers who will always call you a bigot anyway because it makes European leaders give them stuff. So far the choice (in regards to the Roman Catholic Church) has been that a few raped children here and here is a bargain.

    I recommend to every reader of The Freethinker the following experiment in the new year. Don’t change a single thing about what you say, do or believe, but stop repsonding to being called a bigot. Think of it as a nonsense word, one that means nothing. i suggest you will find yourself living a better life.

  17. Newspaniard says:

    @Trevor Blake. I wholeheartedly concur. The same applies to “racist” and “islamophobe” when spoken by anyone purporting to represent the islamic death cult.

  18. Maggie says:

    The Barcelona – Euro Mediterranean Declaration (1995) has a lot to answer for.

  19. ray metcalfe says:

    @l long I agree being under the influence is not an excuse for anything just the same excuse so many make sorry your honour I was drunk/stoned at the time it aint my fault.
    Stephen Myatt wish I could get a pint for £3 ale down here is £3.60 a pint in my local.
    This is just another example of the muslim view of life sex and other people