High profile rape case may reach Supreme Court
Paul O'Mahony · 18 Oct 2007, 08:58
Published: 18 Oct 2007 08:58 GMT+02:00
In a press conference after Monday's verdict, the chairman of Svea Court of Appeal is reported to have said that "the accused denied using any violence whatsoever against the woman on this occasion".
But the counsel for the defence consistently admitted that the men had in fact used "a mild form of violence", Sandin told Svenska Dagbladet.
"It was a very curious comment," he said of appeal court chairman Göran Ewerlöf's statement.
If it transpires that the verdict was based on false information, Sandin believes his client should have the right to a retrial.