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Eight men charged over brutal gang rape

Published: 09 Mar 2012 13:53 GMT+01:00
Updated: 09 Mar 2012 13:53 GMT+01:00

“It's an incredible violation that she is still feeling terrible about. The actual situation and the process have been lengthy and very degrading and offensive,” said the woman’s legal counsel Charlotte Bokelund to daily Aftonbladet.

The men allegedly raped the woman at a party in Eksjö, southern Sweden, in the early hours of December 3rd. They were apprehended swiftly after the incident and have been detained since.

The woman, a 29-year-old mother of two, had been drinking beforehand at the party, which was held in a flat inhabited by asylum seekers.

However, the eight men allegedly took the woman into a bedroom, tore off her clothes, held down on a bed and proceeded to take turns raping her.

The men are said to have restrained her by holding her hips, arms and shoulders against the bed, and covered her mouth to prevent her from screaming.

Prosecutors have labelled the incident as a planned attack.

According to the prosecutor, Gunnar Brodin, the woman had been drinking alcohol at the party and was incapacitated, a state which the rapists exploited.

After the attack, the woman waited for the men to leave or fall asleep, and then alerted police herself.

The charge is divided into two parts. In the first, seven of the men are accused of rape, while the eighth is accused of abetting or inciting others to rape, wrote the TT news agency.

Brodin describes the rape as serious, meaning that the sentencing range is four to ten years imprisonment.

Of the eight men prosecuted, seven face deportation if found guilty according to the prosecutor's demands.

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Your comments about this article

14:42 March 9, 2012 by Grokh
screwing up someone for life.. 4 years in jail...that should be long anough for the kind of people who gang rape someone... thats all it takes 4 years and theyll be back in society and never do anything bad again....

because the kind of people that do this kind of crime always regret it and then become champions for women rights..

fking kidding me...50 years wouldnt be enough why would 4 to 10 be good enough? specially since i according to report swedish prisons are filled with drugs hookers and internet... its like taking a paid vacation for raping someone... animals -_-x
15:00 March 9, 2012 by SwedePea
Send these swine back from wherever they came from. Despicable behavior, they deserve forced castration, nothing less.
15:01 March 9, 2012 by Svenny Brogarth
@Grokh,

All though i completely agree with you, they will at least all be deported.
15:04 March 9, 2012 by Rishonim
@Grokh, I am surprise they are even getting prison time. The system in Sweden is so screwed up that the victim end up being victimized yet again by the system which is supposed to protect them. Wait and see. I am sure they will appeal and she will be found guilty for instigating the rape attack. Välkommen till Sverige
16:42 March 9, 2012 by Vitas
I am surprised what she was thinking about to drink with 8 unknown foreigners? She was going to study other cultures? And second - in the moment of rape she was incapacitated. But immediately after she was enough sober-minded to call police.

How much she will recieve compensation? from Migrationsverket?

I am very, very, very suspicious!
17:01 March 9, 2012 by godnatt
How dare you people!

Gang rape is part of the rich cultural heritage of our diverse asylum seekers and it is culturally insensitive of you to disrespect it with your snide criticisms. .
17:08 March 9, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
Those responsible for bringing these rapists into Sweden should be jailed and barred from public office.
17:42 March 9, 2012 by engagebrain
Vitas -

what are you really trying to say, that she wasn't raped and just wants compensation.

The article says she was held down, so unless you know more than the court, you should avoid unsubstantiated comments. Your comments are also libellous and could make the Local and yourself subject to prosecution in any country in which the Local.se is available. Given the nastiness of your comments a court case would be well deserved.
17:48 March 9, 2012 by Rod Munch
More "vibrance" and "enrichment" from our Middle Eastern/North African friends!
19:38 March 9, 2012 by johan rebel
Anybody who wants to know who the suspects are, and where they are from, need only look here

http://avpixlat.info/2012/03/09/atta-araber-atalas-for-gruppvaldtakt-pa-asylboende/#more-12729
20:06 March 9, 2012 by jostein
16:42 March 9, 2012 by Vitas

The perp that brought this woman to the "flyktingboende" has been convicted of rape before. Apparently a charming fellow. Until he is not.
20:35 March 9, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
It takes really sick politically correct minds to bring these rapists into Sweden and as reported, then defend the sick and violent sex attack perpertrated against their deeply traumatised young victim.
20:38 March 9, 2012 by Rod Munch
Any woman who supports bringing MENA men into Sweden is sick in the head.
20:51 March 9, 2012 by dizzymoe33
Line the men up and have the woman cut their peckers off!!!! Justice served!!
21:27 March 9, 2012 by asteriks
avpixlat is just racist media hidden behind free speech. minimum 4 years sentence is just because they are not Swedes, as I remember there were many reports about free Swedes who raped someone or exploited Phillipines workers/pickers.
21:37 March 9, 2012 by jostein
@asteriks

Link?
22:07 March 9, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
@asteriks

You have unintentionally begged the question. If the only way to achieve free speech is to have to read racist media then there is a pressing need to read a lot more of it!!!
23:16 March 9, 2012 by Radhus
As if these animals would be deported. They will just say that they face torture or perscecution back in Afghanistan and the p.c. Swedish authorities will believe them. Either that or their taxpayer funded lawyers will find a loophole for them to stay and not even spend a minute more in jail. Don't be surprised if a further loophole finds they shouldn't have spent any time in jail and they win compensation for time already served. And as if we, the public, would find out if that happened. This is Sweden.

@ klockan

I strongly agree!
01:08 March 10, 2012 by TheWatchman
@nar klockan klamtar

This is so true. It really shows how bad the media is, they hide the truth so much that Swedes have to go to 'racist' media to find out the truth.

@asteriks

What's racist about it? I just see the truth.
02:55 March 10, 2012 by phil23456
By the time you finished reading this article another 100 of immigrants would have come to you country!!
05:40 March 10, 2012 by Kublai
We are importing 100.000 of these muslims to Sweden each year, so how many more rapes will we get in the next ten years? A guess anyone?
08:34 March 10, 2012 by rise
Kill them and then deport the corpses! And deport the importing politicians as well. They are traitors.
09:43 March 10, 2012 by OUIJA
Prosecutors have labelled the incident as a planned attack.

No kidding!

Rape has no nationality, or has it? Just wondering.

But if you import 100 canibals, do not expect them to go to a super market to buy their flesh, or would they?
11:07 March 10, 2012 by bobbysingh
I agree, what was she doing there alone ... and drinking ... with unknown men around her! And just 4-10 yrs thats all? Thats the price of a planned gang rape? What if they come back after 4 yrs and do it again? In the USA they could get life in prison or even a death sentence. They should get at least 20 yrs. Deporting them now would not be wise, cause they will take this as a joke back home for f**king a woman in Sweden. Better to give them a harsh sentence and set an example for those men who would dare to do something like this and then deport them back
11:08 March 10, 2012 by Swedishmyth
"Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent"

- AR
12:13 March 10, 2012 by OUIJA
No one has written that she was alone. She was at a party and party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, or recreation. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing as well.

But, it does not matter if there were no other women at the flat. Does this means that the eight men have the "right" to rape her?

Unfortunately, we are not in the USA, where they would get life sentence or dead penalty, depending on the State. Here is Sweden and I would not be surprised if the woman will be obliged to pay the men for their sufferings while raping her. We shall see, what we shall see.
17:04 March 10, 2012 by strixy
My husband got told by a taxi driver of an immigrant background that those rape victims get paid for going to court and telling lies about immigrants.

If this is the attitude of immigrants that have already settled in, there is little hope for Scandinavia.

They should get life because they will do it again upon release. This is partof their culture where it is okay to prey on a woman that does not cover her face and does not have a male guardian.
20:10 March 10, 2012 by jbrev
They won't get deported, they will just claim that they will be killed or tortured and the human rights courts will overturn any decision Sweden makes. Sweden and Europe as a whole is being gang raped. A very tragic story.
22:59 March 10, 2012 by Iraniboy
How horrible! I hope these filthy rats gets their sentence and be deported.

@godnatt

Which cultures approve rape?! Even if you are sick enough to approve rape it doesn't mean your culture approves it. There are thousands of rape incident in the US and Europe but it cannot represent a culture. It is a crime! Your narrow minded brain only likes to see people according to their culture belongings not their individual qualifications.
01:34 March 11, 2012 by TheWatchman
@Iraniboy

You make a valid point, but let's just say that 20% of the rapes committed in my city are done by Jamaicans(it's not true, just an example), when they make up only 1/100 of the city's population. That would make a good case wouldn't it?

By that he means that women have far less rights than in their culture, and they believe that she should have to accept it because she is a woman.
09:39 March 11, 2012 by Iraniboy
@TheWatchman

No it doesn't. More than 99% of rapes are also committed by men rather than women. It is neither required to mention this nor should we act upon all men for this fact. When it comes to criminal charges, it is absolutely forbidden to judge based on statistical figures. You cannot gain anything by prosecuting and labeling innocent people with horrible crimes.
11:30 March 11, 2012 by zooeden
Poor asylum seekers were under a lot of stress and is understandable that they acted a bit weird, accept them, help them with psicologists and send them to Malmö so they can integrate as fast as possible!!!

However if they are still stressed send them to Stockholm!!!
14:06 March 11, 2012 by godnatt
@iraniboy

It's called sarcasm. Look it up. But of course you wouldn't get that.

"There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam." - Ayatollah Khomeini
17:09 March 11, 2012 by klubbnika
This is horrible. :(
20:17 March 11, 2012 by mcarroll1
Five of the eight Afghans were 20 yrs of age - what a mindset they have. Why only deport seven of the eight. All eight should get the max 10yrs in prison and then all should face deportation. Maybe they will get to experience rape in prison - this time at their expense - see how they like it. The poor woman was described as slightly built and had consumed some alcohol - it does not say in the paper report that she was incapacitated. But if eight men decide to rape Arnold Swartzenneger he might have a tough time defending himself never mind a small woman. The guys are dispicable bastards who showed no mercy to this woman. Even if she was drunk it is no excuse to rape her - in fact this almost makes it worse if that's possible. I wish a greater punishment - a physical punishment could be administered to them.
21:24 March 11, 2012 by anaskamleh
what these 8 did (regardless of age) is disgusting, and I agree they should have the maximum punishment, and there is no excuse, not Alcohol, not anything else,

however, tagging a nation or a culture by the act of the very few is wrong as well, how would you feel if your culture was tagged with the act of Patrick Johnsson ?

rape (in it`s ugly definition) is NOT a part of the MENA culture, in some MENA countries, the punishment is harder than the above sentence or that for Patrick Johnsson.
21:32 March 11, 2012 by Token-not-found
@engagebrain

And you are so much better, using fear to silence people.

The man has the right to his opinion.
22:54 March 11, 2012 by TheWatchman
@Iraniboy

When did I suggest that they should be prosecuted on statistics? I was suggesting that it was a mistake to import people who cause a large number of the crimes when they make up so little of the population.

@mcarroll 1

Sounds good to me.
00:56 March 12, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
And these are the types of Muslim scum that the Swedish politicians actually want to immigrate here. It's all about "multi-culturalism" afterall. How horrible that Sweden has too many white blondes. Bring in the Arabs & Africans!
08:28 March 12, 2012 by OUIJA
This phenomenon of Islamic sexual violence against women should be treated as the urgent, violent, repressive epidemic it is. Instead, journalists, academics, and politicians ignore it, rationalize it, or ostracize those who dare discuss it.
23:13 March 29, 2012 by De La Fontaine
Elle est belle la Suède de demain.

C'est la même chose en France...
08:23 April 6, 2012 by wrwlf
It is sad for Sweden. Importing people by the hundreds of thousands who care nothing of the culture....
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