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Teen convicted for beating Reinfeldt's son

Published: 01 Sep 2012 15:40 GMT+02:00
Updated: 01 Sep 2012 15:40 GMT+02:00

A 17-year-old boy has been convicted of assault after hitting Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's son Gustaf with a bottle in a fight in central Stockholm last November.

The boy has been sentenced to community service in a ruling welcomed by the Reinfeldt family lawyer Elisabeth Massi Fritz.

"The crime was serious and could have led to serious consequences for my client," she told the Expressen daily.

Gustaf Reinfeldt was attacked when he left a private party in the Stureplan area of central Stockholm last November. The PM's son was 18-years-old at the time.

His assailant admitted to Stockholm District Court that he had hit him in the head with a beer bottle although denied having kicked him.

According to Expressen, the teenager claimed that the attack was some form of "revenge" because two of his friends has previously been assaulted.

Reinfeldt junior fell to the ground and lost consciousness in the attack.

Gustaf Reinfeldt gained media attention in March after landing a part-time job at conservative think-tank Timbro. In February he took his political bow after being elected as chair of the Moderate Party youth league in Solna.

The PM's son has previously featured in the media for inviting his friends in August 2011 to come and have a burger at his then employer, US chain McDonald's.

In February 2009, he joined a Facebook group "Free The Pirate Bay", taking a highly publicised stand in favour of the controversial founders of the popular file sharing site ahead of their trial for copyright violations.

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16:27 September 1, 2012 by HungarianAmerican1975
Please identify this "teen" for me, before you generalize all young people. I have a feeling that this "t e e n" is not a blonde haired blue-eyed Swede...
17:47 September 1, 2012 by Swedishmyth
Community service for knocking someone unconscious? Are you for real, Sweden?
20:04 September 1, 2012 by Rod Munch
HungarianAmerican- I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it probably was a blue-eyed, blonde haired Swede this time. I know that the odds dictate that it was not, but one thing we know about the pro-MENA asylum/refugee seeker crowd is that they won't live anywhere near the more "multicultural" that they rave about, Reinfeldt included. For this reason, I'm thinking it was a fellow Swede.
21:29 September 1, 2012 by Brtahan
Why jump to conclusions ? why ? cannt a swede hit they have arms and legs and they arent wussies , like th USA its always the black guys fault and media loves to make black ,hispanic as criminals and white serial killers no one write abt?. stop being rasict to all idiots on this web.
23:50 September 1, 2012 by Rod Munch
Why? B/c the Swedish PK media doesn't provide those details. So it forces us to speculate.
09:29 September 2, 2012 by Grokh
"According to Expressen, the teenager claimed that the attack was some form of "revenge" because two of his friends has previously been assaulted"

this makes me think the teenager is from a different group most likely foreigner, because unless reinfeldts kid had attacked him before the only thing that qualifies him for being attacked is the fact that he is swede , so if the teenagers who were attacked had immigrant background that means anyone who is swede is a target for being attacked.(my speculation)

i dont get why swedish media hides stuff like this , having kids who were probably born in sweden, get in fights with "typical" swedes just because their parents come from another land is a serious problem and hiding it wont help solving it. Specially and this is the funny part.

If these ethnical kids go back to their land they would be eaten alive.

so in the end they are just as spoiled brats as teenage swedes who have no clue about life.
14:02 September 2, 2012 by cogito
Young Reinfeldt sounds like a nice kid.
06:43 September 3, 2012 by hackie
#1

The dumbest comment I have ever seen.

#4

Please tell them!! Their brains are so rotten and they can't think better than that.
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