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Uppsala father gets two years in prison

TT/The Local · 14 Aug 2009, 14:48

Published: 14 Aug 2009 14:48 GMT+02:00

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The man was also ordered to pay almost 400,000 kronor ($56,000) in damages to his wife and three of his children by the Uppsala district court.

The court considered the children's testimony to be reliable and considered it proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the father had kept them locked up in the family apartment between September 2003 and March 2004.

The court also concluded that the man's actions exceeded the rights and duties of a parent and guardian to influence and control the personal relationships of one's children, as afforded by law.

The low age of the children at the time of the events, that it was the father that had exposed them to the criminal act and the duration of the abuse, were all factors considered when determining the level of damages. In addition the children's lost school time was considered to have had an impact on their education as they are now of consenting age and need to fund their own education.

One of the daughters, the fourth and youngest child, is not deemed to have been victim of any crime. The girl witnessed in court in support of her father but her testimony was not considered by the court to be reliable.

The father was also on trial on charges of having assaulted and threatened his wife on five separate occasions, but on four of the five occasions it was a case of word against word.

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The court wrote that the man's wife appeared reliable but that the available evidence was insufficient to convict.

The man was however convicted for having assaulted her on the occasion that one of her sons was a witness, and for having, on the same occasion, assaulted and threatened to kill the son with a knife.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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19:11 August 14, 2009 by DamnImmigrant
I hope the Swedish people wake up to the fact that serious crimes deserve SERIOUS TIME!

2 years for a lifetime of torture! Sorry but that is a joke! It tells other people that IF you get caught doing it, there will not be much of a consequence.

So go ahead and do it. It really is NOT that serious of a crime!

The only thing I have not figured out is how does he pay 400,000kr?
22:53 August 14, 2009 by DStrope
you as a whole country should be ashamed of yourselfs
23:53 August 14, 2009 by odinmp5
put this pig in jail with a couple of convicted skinheads for ten years and then send him to where he came from.

2 years is to low.

sweden, wake up!
00:17 August 15, 2009 by Eye_Witness
@odinmp5... 'send him to where he came from'

You mean he can't be Swedish. And what you meant, we know it but reality can be anything so dont forge it in some other way... And we know who is sleeping and who is on watch-list.
01:00 August 15, 2009 by antoniolgj

"Despite the fact that the children are born in Sweden, two of them needed interpreters in court...I've never attended school, either in Iran..."

Well I think This pretty well explains it all...
08:45 August 15, 2009 by Iraniboy
I agree with damnimmigrant, this sentence is too low for him. If he was in Iran he was jailed more than this. It's better to send them back to Iran so he can be jailed for more years.
11:02 August 15, 2009 by Puffin
You mean that the children would be better off in Iran?
11:48 August 15, 2009 by Iraniboy
According to Iran's constitution, studying the first 5 years of school is compulsary for all children.

I'm not sure exactly why he was doing this. I suspect he suffers from a psycological problem. Two years in prison? What happens then? Why do they think that he will be any different after two years? I hope some psychological treatments are included while he is in jail!

Finally the whole case is very suspecious. How come the woman hasn't complained to police for these years? I suspect that there is also something wrong with their mothers.
17:35 August 15, 2009 by rybo1
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