Swede arrested for killing Swede in Lithuania

A Swedish man who was a former Honorary Consul who was recently found dead outside Klaipeda in Lithuania was murdered, according to DN on Wednesday.

One Swedish man is held on suspicion of the crime together with two other men. The victim was found dead in the middle of an open field outside the town after someone had reported to the police that “a person was on fire”.

Bu the time the fire was extinguished the man was already dead. The corpse was then identified as a “Swedish oil baron who had also been Honorary Consul in Klaipeda”, according to DN.

The foreign office in Stockholm received a message on Wednesday morning from the Lithuanian police confirming that one of the suspects was of Swedish citizenship. He is said to be 47 years old, while the other two are Turkish and 23 years and 24 years of age.

The “oil baron” had been working for a local company for two years while holding his diplomatic post.

A daily newspaper in Lithuania reported that the Swedish entrepeneur had been suspected of fraud in connection with his business. It was said that he “put the equivalent of 130,000 Euro, aproximately 1,3 million crowns in his own pocket”, according to DN.

The murder investigation continues.

Sources: Dagens Nyheter


Swedish opposition proposes ‘rapid tests for ADHD’ to cut gang crime

The Moderate Party in Stockholm has called for children in so called "vulnerable areas" to be given rapid tests for ADHD to increase treatment and cut gang crime.

Swedish opposition proposes 'rapid tests for ADHD' to cut gang crime

In a press release, the party proposed that treating more children in troubled city areas would help prevent gang crime, given that “people with ADHD diagnoses are “significantly over-represented in the country’s jails”. 

The idea is that children in so-called “vulnerable areas”, which in Sweden normally have a high majority of first and second-generation generation immigrants, will be given “simpler, voluntary tests”, which would screen for ADHD, with those suspected of having the neuropsychiatric disorder then put forward for proper evaluations to be given by a child psychiatrist. 

“The quicker you can put in place measures, the better the outcomes,” says Irene Svenonius, the party’s leader in the municipality, of ADHD treatment, claiming that children in Sweden with an immigrant background were less likely to be medicated for ADHD than other children in Sweden. 

In the press release, the party said that there were “significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD within Stockholm country”, with Swedish-born children receiving diagnosis and treatment to a higher extent, and with ADHD “with the greatest probability” underdiagnosed in vulnerable areas. 

At a press conference, the party’s justice spokesman Johan Forsell, said that identifying children with ADHD in this areas would help fight gang crime. 

“We need to find these children, and that is going to help prevent crime,” he said. 

Sweden’s climate minister Annika Strandhäll accused the Moderates of wanting to “medicate away criminality”. 

Lotta Häyrynen, editor of the trade union-backed comment site Nya Mitten, pointed out that the Moderates’s claim to want to help children with neuropsychiatric diagnoses in vulnerable areas would be more credible if they had not closed down seven child and youth psychiatry units. 

The Moderate Party MP and debater Hanif Bali complained about the opposition from left-wing commentators and politicians.

“My spontaneous guess would have been that the Left would have thought it was enormously unjust that three times so many immigrant children are not getting a diagnosis or treatment compared to pure-Swedish children,” he said. “Their hate for the Right is stronger than their care for the children. 

Swedish vocab: brottsförebyggande – preventative of crime