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Gothenburg murder suspect found in Canada

TT/The Local/vt · 7 Feb 2011, 08:54

Published: 07 Feb 2011 08:54 GMT+01:00

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When he applied for asylum there, authorities discovered that he was wanted for the murder of a man in northeastern Gothenburg's Lunden district, newspaper Göteborgs-Tidningen (GT) reported on Monday. Swedish authorities are now working on an extradition request.

The murder took place in December 1996. Neighbours heard a row in the victim's apartment and testified that they later saw a man jump from the balcony and run away.

The arrest comes as the Swedish government intensifies its search for murder suspects abroad.

A 43-year-old man who was suspected of a murder and an attempted murder in Sweden for over 10 years was arrested in Finland last month, Expressen reported on its website on Tuesday. The man has been wanted since the crimes were committed in a Södertälje pub in 2000.

Finnish police wrote in a statement that the man was arrested in a summer cabin in northern Karelia in eastern Finland on January 29th. He was taken into custody on Tuesday in Finland on suspicion of possession of firearms and aggravated drug crimes.

However, a 40-year-old man previously arrested in Gävle in eastern Sweden for suspicion of a murder he allegedly committed in the Middle East was released last week.

The man is seeking asylum in Sweden and fell under suspicion for murder after a Swedish National Migration Board (Migrationsverket) officer filed a police report against him.

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"The suspicions remain. However, they are not strong enough to keep him in custody," prosecutor Micah Dahlberg told newspaper Gefle Dagblad's online edition on Thursday.

According to Dahlberg, information has emerged that brings the man's statements into question.

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Your comments about this article

09:13 February 7, 2011 by Ravioli
Deportation for both of these guys. Sweden cannot take on the world's problems anymore.
09:54 February 7, 2011 by Rizwan Rahim
@Ravioli first,is the punishment ....second,is revoking the status....and last is deportation.correct ?
10:20 February 7, 2011 by Ravioli
As long as deportation happens eventually, Sweden will be better for it.
15:52 February 7, 2011 by Juan Harry Bush
Just another thorn in the cap, for Swedish immigration policy, huh.

When will they ever learn?

The Swedish government has jacked this country six ways from Sunday, by not having the same immigration standards as the USA. This is the ONLY thing the American government is best at, making it difficult for just anyone to live there from abroad.

Re; Insurgents....

"Send 'em back in a Cardboard Box"

as taken from the track "Run Like Hell", featured on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' (1979).
16:00 February 7, 2011 by UScitizen
@Jaun Harry Bush

The US isn't doing such a good job at their immigrations standards. Read this story about Somali gangs in Minneapolis...

17:55 February 7, 2011 by DOZ
Probably was a card carrying Canadian Liberal. In that case he will probably be dead before you get him back. The whole Judicial System is Card-Carrying Liberals.
18:27 February 7, 2011 by Smiling Canuk
DOZ, where are you from - rural Alberta?

Can't believe this guy applied for asylum in Canada. I hope the CDN government expatriates him back to Sweden ASAP.
20:49 February 7, 2011 by Juan Harry Bush
@ UScitizen

Thanks for the info link, I stand corrected.

However, coming from Southern California, the only problems, were the illegal mexicans crossing the borders, and up to a few years ago, there was a lot of drug related mafia killings on both sides of the border. Other than that, gang activity amongst Blacks and Hispanics are the only major criminal activities, not counting the politicians of course : )

I guess no where is safe to live, unless some day Mars gets terraformed. I can only imagine what lawless criminals will surface there.

I still feel safer here in Sweden than the States, although I wouldn't count on the police here for assistance if I needed it, guess they don't watch Cops. I can take care of Myself, being an expat has at least given Me the backbone to stand up against any insurgents that cross Me.

As, expat Yourself I'm sure You'd agree at least to some degree.

21:06 February 7, 2011 by UScitizen
@ Juah Harry Bush

Yeah, I feel mostly safe here and love the snow. The blanket of white covers the impeferctions. I hated reading that story, telling how the gang came down to my state, Tennessee. I'm glad I can see eye-to-eye with someone else on here. Cheers to you too.
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