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‘Supreme Court facilitates human smuggling’

Police and prosecutors in Nyköping have warned warn that a Supreme Court verdict is making life easier for human smugglers.

Authorities in the eastern town have called for tougher laws after the Supreme Court decided to fine a man caught travelling on his brother’s passport rather than send him to prison.

The case in question concerned a man who identified himself with his brother’s passport at Skavsta Airport. He was sentenced by Nyköping District Court to one month in prison, as was previously common practice for crimes of this sort.

But the Supreme Court took a more lenient view and overturned the decision.

Håkan Norling, a police chief investigator at the Skavsta border unit, is of the view that the Supreme Court verdict will make it easier for human smugglers to attract customers.

“When selling their services, the organization can tell the customer: ‘there won’t be much of a problem if you are arrested in Sweden. There’s no chance you will end up in prison. The worst that can happen is that you’ll be fined’,” he toldSödermanlands Nyheter.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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