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Swedish doctor assaulted ‘for being a man’

A doctor at Örebro University Hospital in central Sweden was attacked and kicked recently by the relatives of a critical ill woman who had just given birth, because they objected to him being a male.

Swedish doctor assaulted 'for being a man'

“He was attacked by the husband and received a kick to the groin,” said René Bangshöj at the hospital to the local Nerikes Allehanda (NA) daily.

The incident occurred on November 6th when the doctor entered the delivery room at the maternity ward at the hospital responding to a call from the woman’s attendant midwife. She had recently given birth and was bleeding heavily.

The woman’s husband screamed at the doctor that he should leave the room at once, but he refused and approached the patient to examine her. At this point he was attacked by the man.

The husband’s brother joined in the melee, attacking the doctor from behind, according to the newspaper.

The matter was reported to the police who escorted the woman’s relatives from the premises. The woman was then taken in for an operation to address the bleeding.

The doctor continues to work at the clinic and the hospital has stated that it plans to clarify its position that staff can not be selected according to their gender.

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Six arrested over break-in at Sweden’s Örebro Airport

Six people have been arrested following a break-in at Örebro Airport on Saturday night.

Six arrested over break-in at Sweden’s Örebro Airport
File photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

The alarm was raised just after midnight after both security staff and members of the public observed suspicious activity at the airport, which is served regularly by charter passenger flights and is Sweden's fourth-largest hub for cargo.

“Our patrols arrived just after the suspects had climbed out of one of the aircraft, which they had broken into,” Stefan Dangardt, police press officer in the Bergslagen region, told TT.

The people, four young men and two young women, have been questioned by police. They are suspected of serious theft as well as violation of public security laws, which forbid unauthorised access to sensitive areas such as airports.

Details of what they are suspected of stealing are unclear.

“This is far from terror or sabotage. It’s about youthful stupidity,” Dangardt said.

Five of the suspects were later released and one person remained under arrest. All six remain under suspicion of breaking the law.

READ ALSO: Police investigate 'sabotage' at Swedish airport

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