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Man jailed for setting robbery victim on fire

Man jailed for setting robbery victim on fire

Published: 19 Oct 2012 13:01 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Oct 2012 13:01 GMT+02:00

The man was convicted of a relatively new classification of crime "grievous assault" ('synnerligen grov misshandel') in part because the 19-year-old victim's injuries will be permanent.

According to the court, the victim was subject to "exceptional suffering" and the 23-year-old "displayed extraordinary recklessness" when carrying out the crime.

The other teens, aged 16 and 18, who were charged as accomplices in the attack were acquitted.

They both claimed that they tried to stop the attacker and that it was only by mere coincidence that they happened to run into the drugged up and "crazy" 23-year-old.

The victim of the assault, a 19-year-old man from Jordbro, south of Stockholm, explained in police interrogations that he thought his life was over after being doused with lighter fuel and lit on fire.

“It smelled like when you light a grill,” said the victim, according to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The incident transpired in late June after the victim had spent a night out. As he slept at a bus stop in Haninge, he was woken by a hit to the face.

Then he was subjected to 40 minutes of torture and was forced to reveal the pin code to his bank card, at which point the 23-year-old withdrew money from his account.

Unsatisfied with the haul, he then stole the man’s jacket and shoes, dragged him into the woods and lit him on fire.

The man managed to escape and alerted authorities, but sustained serious burns to his back, neck and scalp, arm and side.

Evidence from surveillance cameras at the Nordea bank reveal that the two teen accomplices didn't comply with the wishes of the 23-year-old who led the attack.

The court also based its ruling on the fact that a pair of jeans with the 19-year-old victim's blood was found at the 23-year-old's home.

The 23-year-old had previously been convicted of minor drugs offences in 2010 and on June 14th of this year he was put on probation following another assualt.

The man has lived with a false identity in Sweden and first claimed he was 19-years-old.

The court sentenced him to five years and nine months in prison. After he serves he sentence, he will be deported from Sweden.

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16:32 October 19, 2012 by me_i_sverige
wait a minute, where are human rights group? they will probably pop-up at the time of deportation citing danger to the deportee in his home country. Will probably file a case in the EU court of human rights on behalf of him. They will try all their best to stop this ruthless-criminal deportation. and, if you ask them they'll simply say they are doing their job.
16:38 October 19, 2012 by vladtepesblog.com
Yes. It does matter where this person came from and yes it does matter what culture may motivate this kind of behavior. Therefore it is negligent not to report it.

The media's job has become hiding the truth rather than reporting it. Surely a sign of civilizational collapse.
17:00 October 19, 2012 by Grokh
"The 23-year-old had previously been convicted of minor drugs offences in 2010 and on June 14th of this year he was put on probation following another assualt."

"The man has lived with a false identity in Sweden"

why the hell didnt they deport him earlier , after all the previous crimes?
17:15 October 19, 2012 by intrepidfox
Good, Where are all the left wingers now saying that he was discriminated against thus he was drawn to crime
17:52 October 19, 2012 by jostein
THIS is what a hatecrime looks like. Obviously the perp wont be convicted of hatecrime since he is the wrong race and the courts in sweden are racist.

Now, personally, i think hatecrime legislation is inane and should be abolished. If you set fire to a victim because you think its fun to watch him burn thats not one jot less repulsive than if the reason is that you are a racist. The punishment should be the same. HOWEVER, cases like these show the racist antiswedish agenda of the lawmaker.
17:54 October 19, 2012 by james_g
What's his name? Assuming his false identity had been dug into of course... Is there really some mysterious reason for concealing the identity of (some) convicted criminals?
20:44 October 19, 2012 by Richard Head
It can be pretty easy to figure out whether the crime was committed by an ethnic swede or a me/na refugee. Just look at the crime. If It involves some extreme violence that wasnt seen in sweden prior to 1980 or so or it involves rape then it can be safely assumed thatthe crime was cimmitted by one of our "new swede" friends. The odds augvest this as well. Or...u can read a legit news site such as avpixlat and get the real story.
21:23 October 19, 2012 by martin8558
How great that Sweden permits third-world countries entry into their borders thinking these foreigners is going to be civil and leave a peaceful like Ha! Commit a crime do the time and deport you take the immigrant out of the war but not war out the immigrant harsher punishment is needed to send a clear message.
21:54 October 19, 2012 by shard
ah, I see the breivik boys' brigade out in force.

All you keyboard warriors are so vociferous when the perp is not an ethic swede (whatever that is - does the frog king count?) yet when it's a svensson at fault you are curiously silent.

It's sad that you echo so strongly the sentiments of the anti-jewish brown shirts of the 1930's, but then they turned out to be a bunch of cowards too.

As for the perp of this particular crime, my only wish is that he gets put in the open prison population, where some other ne'er-do-well might find him an interesting play-thing.

It's not the skin color that abhors me, but the deed. Oh, and you lot.
22:56 October 19, 2012 by jostein
shard, your multiculturalist ideology is the most evil and treacherous ideology ever invented. And you commit your genocide with the help of your victims kindness and decency. It is repulsive beyond description.
00:55 October 20, 2012 by Lotus2035
@shard.

People are silent when it's an ethnic swede because despite their bad behaviour they BELONG here and were not imported here by out-of-touch middle-class politicians from some broken, backward woman-hating country.

You are purposely confusing racism with the dislike of bad behaviour of foreigners (the majority of whom just happen to be non-white). If a bunch of Russians were causing trouble here the cries for their deportation would be just as strong however the Russians wouldn't have the luxury of using the race card or the support of guilt-ridden liberal fanatics.

It seems that now anyone who opposes the negative sides of immigration will be beaten over the head with the actions of Brevik. It's pathetic and makes me wonder if Brevik's murders were some kind of political conspiracy to accelerate the cultural destruction of Europe by painting all those who oppose immigration as supporters of a mass murderer.
00:58 October 20, 2012 by shard
hmmm, breivik-boy, this will be interesting. I didn't realise I had an ideology, so please explain it to me. Oh, and my "genocide", inform me how that's working out. It's been so long since I've kept a tally of the hoards I've been wiping out.

As for being being a lover of multiculturalism, you're pretty adept yourself. Either you are a swede writing on an English language website, in English no less (bet the Swedish far right hate that!), or you're a foreigner with a keen interest in the affairs of other nations.

I have a description for repulsive little dimwits like you, along the lines of "reminiscent of the last bout of really bad diarrhoea I had, though a little less witty, and not altogether more clever".

See? You just need a little imagination. Mind you, that was always the trouble with you brown shirts.

Now, I know it's way past your bedtime, my little friend, so sweet dreams. I'm sure like your loony locked-up friend those dreams feature killing lots of defenseless children on an island somewhere.
02:36 October 20, 2012 by Richard Head
@ Shard- Go ahead and look up the violent crime and rape rates amongst ME/NA immigrants as compared to their percentage of the population. Beyond that, Sweden (along with the rest of Europe) is also dealing with the fact that these people will constitute the majority of its population within 100 years or so. These are facts. Why don't you deal with those rather than just childishly calling people names?
08:22 October 20, 2012 by expatjourno
Shard, you are an idiot. Number one, statistics don't lie. A disproportionate number of violent crimes in Sweden are committed by non-ethnic Swedes. Sorry to burst your multicultural bubble, but that's just a fact. Believe it or not, the cultural values, dagis system, school system and parental leave system of Sweden actually serve to create better, more civilized people than are found most anyplace else, including the U.S. and the rest of Europe. Japanese on Okinawa are OUTRAGED at the rapes and other crimes committed by U.S. servicemen stationed there. They want the Americans to get out. That does not make the Japanese racist, it makes them realistic.

Number two, the outcry against the country's immigration policy would be just as great if the perps were French, British, Russian or American.
10:15 October 20, 2012 by shard
lotus, yeah, breivik was a conspiracy. riiiiight, I see it all clearly now. Good grief, you'll be saying Hitler was merely misquoted and misunderstood next, dreamt up and egged on by the jews to hurry up the creation of the state of israel.

Dick, whilst I don't have the 'facts' in front of me, let's take - for the sake of argument - your premise that the disproportionality of crime incidence is indeed the case. And so? Lock em up, or chuck em out, or both. I don't have a problem with that. What I do have a problem with are borderline cretins who cannot seem to differentiate between those of an immigrant background who contribute to society, and those who do not. And let's be honest, you cant. Your fear of things - not just foreign, for I'm thinking you probably aren't native to these shores either - but related to a different skin color or creed, marks you as what you are; a paranoid afraid bigot. You are one of those who regularly pop up whenever there is a chance that the subject of one of these sad stories is a dark skinned immigrant, claiming that no swede would ever do such a thing, yet are notable by your absence when a swede does the deed. Time to grow up, boy.

Expat - oh, the irony. As a non-ethnic swede, I presume you put yourself in the same category as the disgusting individual who is the subject of this article. As for the swedes being more civilised than anyone else, then I'm afraid you haven't been expat enough in enough places in your life. That's not to say they aren't on the whole pleasant here. Don't for an instant though think that those of us who are non swedes here of whatever skin color escape all of the prejudices that seem to debase the comments section of the local, but are held by the 'ethnic swedes' (again, I ask the question, just what is that?).

As for the rapes, they have been going on for as long as the marines have been stationed there, and that is deplorable. But you know what, far more are carried out weekly by native japanese (well, those Japanese from the three main islands, but they aren't really 'native', as I'm sure you are learned enough to know), and yet they don't hit the front page of the Mainichi or Yomiuri.

When you dwell on the deeds of the foreigner, whilst ignoring the same perpetrated by your own, well, that pretty much defines mindless racist cretin.
17:40 October 20, 2012 by Cheshire Cat Grin
ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

Everybody says there is this race problem. Everybody says this race problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this race problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and "assimilating" with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this race problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this race problem and this race problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a race problem. I am talking about the final solution to the black problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a Breivikboynaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.
18:15 October 20, 2012 by jostein
@ shard

The only reason for defending the swedish immigrationpolicy is if you want to exterminate us swedes as a people. It is a policy of hate.
18:16 October 20, 2012 by Cheshire Cat Grin
Shard,

You said: "Oh, and my 'genocide', inform me how that's working out. It's been so long since I've kept a tally of the hoards I've been wiping out."

Raphael Lempkin, who coined the term "genocide", said this (Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, 1944): "Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. Genocide is directed against the national group as an entity, and the actions involved are directed against individuals, not in their individual capacity, but as members of the national group."

Also, c.f. Article II of the UN's Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide:

"Article 2: In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

Genocide is genocide, whether that is accomplished via mustard gas, bullets, forcibly transferring children of the group to another group, or, in our current discussion, flooding virtually every white country and only white countries with tens or hundreds of millions of non-whites, covering up their crimes, assaulting the foundations of national life, and firing any ethnic European who disagrees (or charging them with a hate crime, putting them on a list, locking them up, etc.).
21:22 October 20, 2012 by shard
cheshire cat, you mention "everbody says..." a few times. Could you provide cited sources and links to back up your various statements, please. (links from the tinfoil-hat brigade not valid I'm afraid - only reputable news or factual organisations)

Could you also provide factual evidence for the somewhat curious conclusion that "anti-racist is a code word for anti-white", please. There, I did ask politely.

I'm happy to see you took the time to look up the word genocide. Here's another new one for you: sarcasm.

That aside, I think you confer a little too much intelligence on the other breivik-brigade members by assuming they also have the works of M. Lempkin - and the quoted small-print - front and centre in what passes for their minds.

Trouble is, many of the items of article 2 you quoted also condemn you and your fellow breivik boys brigade brown-shirts as guilty too.

And I'm afraid you are a little myopic if you feel that it is only "white countries" (can you tell me what this means, please?) that are subject to immigration.

Have you considered any other possible reasons for government direction on immigration?

jostein. Can you explain to me how current immigration policy will lead to the extermination of you swedes as a people. And do you include your french royal family in that group? Can you give me an indication as to how long it is reckoned to take for this extermination to be complete?
10:52 October 21, 2012 by jostein
shard, define swede?
20:30 October 21, 2012 by shard
jostein. *You* make a statement, and I quote "The only reason for defending the swedish immigration policy is if you want to exterminate us swedes as a people." which I ask you to explain, but then *you* ask *me* to define one of the words you have used?!

Are you normally this dim-witted, or did I merely catch you on a bad day?

Please answer my questions (and I have no problems with you setting and explaining the parameters of any of the words you choose to use);

"Can you explain to me how current immigration policy will lead to the extermination of you swedes as a people. And do you include your french royal family in that group? Can you give me an indication as to how long it is reckoned to take for this extermination to be complete?"

thanks for taking part.
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