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Seven detained after suspected gang rape

TT/Rebecca Martin · 7 Dec 2011, 11:10

Published: 07 Dec 2011 11:10 GMT+01:00

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”We have a good body of evidence,” said Christer Edlund of the local police to the daily Aftonbladet.

According to the paper, the police suspect that as many as eleven men may have been involved in the attack. They are not ruling out that there may be more arrests in the near future.

The alleged assault occurred between Friday and Saturday at a party that the woman and the men had been attending.

According to the police, the woman was overpowered by a group of men who took turns brutally raping her.

Parts of the assault may also have been filmed, a police source told Aftonbladet.

The men are all in their twenties apart from one who is 33.

Following the alleged attack, the woman called the police only after waiting for the suspected perpetrators to fall alseep or leave the apartment.

The flat where the suspected rape took place is owned by the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) and inhabited by asylum seekers.

It is not known how extensive the woman's injuries are.

"Naturally she is not doing so well, but she doesn't appear to have any life-threatening injuries," said Edlund to news site Nyheter24.

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”She is safe now,” prosecutor Klas Lorefors said to Aftonbladet after the men had been arrested.

Police have confiscated a number of things from the apartment and tests, including DNA test, are being analyzed at the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science (Statens kriminaltekniska laboratoriumSKL).

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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11:49 December 7, 2011 by DAVID T
Can't wait for the comments on this one
12:11 December 7, 2011 by dobermann
Simple and easy..Even if they will be sentenced, the punishment will be 1 or 2 years in super comfort prison..After that they will get some money, because they were in prison and will continue to live as they did before..
12:23 December 7, 2011 by Central European
doberman : and they will be just waiting for an asylum in prison so it means that the flat will be free for another asylum seekers...
13:08 December 7, 2011 by SimonDMontfort
"The flat where the suspected rape took place is owned by the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) and inhabited by asylum seekers."

Could Mvkt now be prosecuted, themselves, for the criminal activity which took place on their premises?

Just a thought....
13:19 December 7, 2011 by bourgeoisieboheme
Wait.. I thought if we bring them here they will adopt Swedish morals and customs? Isn't that what the liberals say?
13:46 December 7, 2011 by DAVID T
Since when did Migrationsverket start owning apartments? They can afford mobile phones and parties as well
13:48 December 7, 2011 by London_Jim
This seems to be a fairly common tragic crime amongst immigrant underclass communities.

Migration boards across Europe need to wake the f-k up and realise that if you allow people over from war zones who have experienced huge amounts of PTSD, they need to be segregated and treated, then taught to conform to our ideals. Lumping them all together like this just leads to problems. Simply offering asylum and expecting them to 'blend' in results in these problems.
13:58 December 7, 2011 by Borilla
Just a thought but why not try them and, if convicted, deport them to their lovely homelands of origin, where they can pursue their beliefs as they choose? No need to spend taxpayers' money feeding and housing them in a prison that is more comfortable than their homes in their native lands.
14:05 December 7, 2011 by London_Jim
The crime they committed has nothing to do with their 'beliefs' - which cultures believe in gang-rape?

It's to do with how traumatic experiences mess up any notion of morals or control - if you see your family raped and murdered like animals, then you treat others that way. Western Europe is so far removed from this kind of life/experience that our Migrations Board expect everyone to slot in, whereas they need more help, therapy and treatment to recover from their experiences before they can be included in society. If there isn't the funding to do this adequately, then the Migrations Boards/governments are gambling with lives by allowing those affected to be left like this.
14:37 December 7, 2011 by dobermann
To London_Jim

I only agree with you to a certain extent. Personally, I don't think that gang rape is a result of mistreatment in the past.. I could understand if that would be one person, but wherever is more than one person, there is less responsibility, the feeling that you can do more than you would do if you would be alone..And when about ten men doing things like that, there is no excuse at all..
14:43 December 7, 2011 by bourgeoisieboheme
Which cultures believe in gang rape, none. But I might say there is a culture that views women as animals in sacks that are here to produce babies, nothing more. So in a culture like that, rape is not a big deal as the animal under the veil is not a human with feelings, emotions, or RIGHTS.
14:56 December 7, 2011 by Svensksmith
Please award the victim a new necklace made of seven severed and dried penises.
15:09 December 7, 2011 by Migga
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
15:45 December 7, 2011 by fedotovskiy
Welcome to Sweden of today.

There is nothing unusual here.
16:27 December 7, 2011 by mafketis
Maybe importing people from dysfunctional hell holes isn't a good idea.

And if you are interested in shipping in people from dysfunctional hell holes you need to make more of an effort to make sure that they do not pose a threat to the pre-existing local population - that is if you care at all about the pre-existing local population which I dont' think the Swedish government does.
16:50 December 7, 2011 by Migga
So it´s against The Locals terms to post the names of the arrested men?
17:04 December 7, 2011 by Keith #5083
# bourgeoisieboheme

You say 'none'. Just Google it,or Yahoo it...you may be surprised to lean that 'none' is not the correct answer.

In Pakistan and some other M.E countries, rape victims are 'the criminals'.
17:10 December 7, 2011 by mafketis
In some middle eastern countries the woman's family would be expected to kill her now because she has brought dishonor upon them.

Just how are people from societies like that expected to benefit Sweden?
17:49 December 7, 2011 by J Jack
Some interesting views and points but also a mass of 'trial by forum'. Judgmental people should also be taught to conform to Sweden's ideals.
18:16 December 7, 2011 by AmericanSwede16
Swedish Winters
18:34 December 7, 2011 by ctinej
Cut off their nuts. Cut off their dicks. Send them back to where ever they came from.

How many other Immigrants will rape in Sweden if they know this is what happens to them

It is time to STOP the destruction of Sweden by Immigrants.
18:58 December 7, 2011 by The Green Turtle
Sweden ranked 7th in the world in regards to female friendliest according to 'save the children'.

Are events like this the reason why?
19:13 December 7, 2011 by Kublai
An indication of a swedish version of the "arab spring".
19:23 December 7, 2011 by godnatt
Par for the course.

Gang rape is the new football in many of the lovely new "diverse" neighborhoods of Europe.
20:24 December 7, 2011 by big5
Swedish men have really turned into a bunch of gang rapists over the last 15-20 years. Amazing.
20:46 December 7, 2011 by spo10

Not all immigrants are RAPISTS. The people who committed this hideous crime does not represent us nor will we be attributed as such. Please stop stereotyping!
20:48 December 7, 2011 by big5
Just let the Swedish people have a referendum on immigration. Fair. Democracy.
21:33 December 7, 2011 by mafketis
"Not all immigrants are RAPISTS"

But a significantly high percentage of rapists are immigrants. It doesn't do anyone (least of all the majority of immigrants who are decent people) any favors to try to deny or cover this inconvenient fact up.

Technically, these people are supposed 'asylum seekers'. Though I suspect, like most asylum seekers, they're really economic immigrants.
23:34 December 7, 2011 by GLO
Really! Sorry you cant fool me!!!!

Close the Bridge. Sweden was so much better off as a sleepy little country.....Just look at the last 5 years??????
23:35 December 7, 2011 by texeg
Just curious, how many of these gang rapes were reported 15 years ago, before the largest wave of immigrants? This is not a rhetorical question, I'm truly wondering how frequently this occurred previously.....my guess is, not too often.

Welcome to the ultimate culture clash, "the highly evolved vs the un-evolved". I wonder whether Swedes will be able to bring the immigrants up to their highly civilized level, or perhaps the opposite will happen. This will be an interesting little sociology experiment we get to see play out over the next few decades, it's just unfortunate the future of a country is at stake.
01:52 December 8, 2011 by Authentica
To the comment above:

I really wish that this "highly evolved" woman was a bit prudent instead..
03:04 December 8, 2011 by Svensksmith
@Authentica You can't possibly blame the woman for being raped...can you?
05:52 December 8, 2011 by muscle
may be the heating of the apartment was down and the inmates wanted to warm themselves by doing some exercise!
06:20 December 8, 2011 by strixy
Sadly, those people's culture sanctions rape. They will not adapt Swedish values just because they are in Sweden. It does not work like this and I wsh your politicians had been more willing to learn from more experienced nations (UK for example) rather than insisting on implementing their fairy tale utopia that only makes people suffer.

Those men deserve at least 15 years in prison and deportation.
07:34 December 8, 2011 by Keith #5083

Why shouldn't Authentica blame the woman for being raped? It's standard practice in Middle Eastern countries like Saudi, Iran, Afghanistan,etc.etc.etc. She's damned lucky to be in Sweden where at least she won't receive 200 lashes for encouraging these animals - or even be forced to marry one of them - oh, but the latter course is usually reserved for females about 12 years old,is it not?
08:42 December 8, 2011 by hjoian
I think it should be standard policy that if ANYONE who is in Sweden as an immigrant and waiting for permission to stay commits a crime should be tried and deported. This should apply to everyone across the board,that would be fair and maybe have a slim chance of keeping Sweden a safer place. Fat chance of any of that happening though.
10:52 December 8, 2011 by RobinHood
Gang rape is common amongst some middle east/asian cultures where some communities share Authentica's medieval opinion that a woman who fails to dress or behave in a prescribed way is "fair game" for multiple rape. People with that ghastly opinion are unfit to enter Sweden, and best left in their local communities where they will feel most comfortable and do the least damage. If found guilty, these gentlemen need to be returned to wherever they came from as quickly as possible before they express their rotten culture with some other poor Swedish woman - for they are certainly unfit to live here.
13:14 December 8, 2011 by big5
These scum probably won't be deported because they come from places that Sweden doesn't deport people to (for various reasons) or because they may face the death penalty in their home country.

They'll get permament residence permits, and a few years later (3 extra years waiting time for the rape conviction) they'll become Swedish citizens.
14:07 December 8, 2011 by seekingthetruth
Raping a woman is definitely not acceptable. But I would like know more information about what the woman was drinking and what she was wearing how she was behaving. This did not just happen for no reason. I am not saying she deserved it but I see many woman walking around being careless and they need to stop or bad things can happen.
16:01 December 8, 2011 by godnatt
All I can say is @authentica and @seekingthetruth also deserve a special place in hell along with these guys.

Gang rape is commonplace in immigrant (ie Muslim) ghettos across Europe.

The general MO is one guy befriends or dates a local who is invited to a "party". When she gets there a pack of his subhuman animal friends are waiting and he throws her to the wolves who have their fun with the infidel "whore".

Welcome to multiculturalism. In government funded housing. Your tax dollars hard at work.
16:47 December 8, 2011 by texeg
Let's have a gang of thugs on standby by for the next time @authentica and @seekingthetruth put on a swimsuit. After their own gang rape session we can then explain to them that "they should have known better than to dress in a swimsuit".
17:49 December 8, 2011 by seekingthetruth
Let me assure you friend I am not going to hell. I have said nothing wrong and the sooner you understand than better. You have to understand that men are men, they cannot change there strengths and woman need to know they are not physically strong as men.
18:13 December 8, 2011 by big5
As it turns out one of the asylum seekers (RB) has been previously convicted of rape in Karlskrona and sentenced to two years in prison. He has also been convicted of other lesser crimes, but has not been deported.

Par for the course in insane Sweden. Letting convicted rapists stay in the country so they can RAPE AGAIN... as a way of showing their gratitude for being allowed to come here.
21:07 December 8, 2011 by godnatt

That's the point of civilization. So people aren't victimized or subjected to violence because they are female, children, old, sick, powerless or weak. And maybe we work together for some common good for the hell of it.

That's something these rapist scumbags don't comprehend because where they come from isn't civilization. They are essentially amoral subhuman bipedal apes.

We can safely assume you are as well.

Good job letting them into our backyard Sweden.
00:51 December 9, 2011 by Greysuede
they are coming from the same countries over and over again. their countries are in eternal chaos cuz they are wrong fundamentally within.

the liberals and others shouldn't abuse the human rights of indigenous people by entertaining those tramps eternally!
04:40 December 9, 2011 by lewni
I'm surprised they haven't found a reason for it to "technically not be classified as rape" as per usual... sickening. Makes me really uneasy reading this stuff.
07:37 December 9, 2011 by seekingthetruth

I am just saying despite if you like immigrants or not we are here now. Sweden welcomed us here, now we ALL have some adjusting to do it isnt easy for everyone. If woman doesn't want to be raped she needs to be more careful is all I am saying.
11:46 December 9, 2011 by tag
In case you dont know - It's partly hereditary cultural and genetic factors, but mainly they do it BECAUSE THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT

## @godnatt That's the point of civilization. So people aren't victimized or subjected to violence because they are female, children, old, sick, powerless or weak. And maybe we work together for some common good for the hell of it. ##

This is the very thing they hate and will very soon destroy, if you just stand by and let them. They see civilization as a weakness and any weakness triggers an inate violent response in them, Unfortunatly you unwittingly make it worse, much like treating a sado-masochist with kindness it torture for them, the only thing that will register anything like respect with the marxists encouraged, brainwashed and imported plague is not more tolerance and undestanding but MUCH LESS tolerance and undestanding - you can never win but can only lose by thinking in normal terms, as though you are dealing with normal people, because Sweden is white and for them white will always wrong you stand for everything they hate and until your all women, children, history and futures are totally raped, enslaved, perverted and crushed your [our] problems will never be at an end.
19:25 December 9, 2011 by zavi13
Arabs, Somalis or Kurds responsible I wonder?
19:35 December 9, 2011 by Kublai

Yes, you inbred violent raping pedophiles are here now, courtesy of Migrationsverket, SIDA, Socialdemokraterna, Vanstern, Miljopartiet, Moderaterna and Media.

But one day, hopefully, you and your lot will try to rape or murder the wrong person and will receive some well deserved payback.
20:08 December 9, 2011 by KFF
Re: Kublai

That wouldn't solve anything. What is needed is large scale organisation among the swedish people (politically, socially, militarily). After that, a march into Stockholm and getting rid of the traitors in parliament once and for all. If we wanted to have any real change and a real chance of survival as a people, that is.

Won't happen since internet porn, electronic gizmos and segregation keeps life humming along pretty nicely for the vast majority of swedes. It will be serious trouble though, if the system starts to unravel and the state-imposed third worldization become too hard to avoid (solution 101 among young swedes is to move outside the big cities into surrounding counties as soon as one meets the special one and decides to have children, whatever liberal ideals they themselves tell you they follow and hold dear).

Sweden has av very interesting decade in front of it. Pretty much all of the ideological experiments that we started in the seventies has started to break down and exactly noone has any ideas in what to believe in instead (the collective-individual belief system is very important for swedes and is one reason why a certain streamlined opinion easily forms among the people).

The basic strategy the last twenty years or so has consisted of pretending that the political projects are true and that the main problem is that the implementation hasn't been radical enough. This has created an enormous gulf between political reality and the reality that the swedish working class has to live in. A gulf that probably never has been larger (maybe invading and trying to conquer Russia can compare in elite/people schism). The only people not noticing is the Stockholm bourgeois that mostly do it for professional reasons (don't want to waste that education by going against the grain).
20:58 December 9, 2011 by Jannik

Yes there are immigrants in Sweden, but if asylum seekers commit crime, they should be deported immediatly. No excuses what so ever. I have no sympathy towards these motherf******. This is not a question of having a hard time adapting to a new environment. This is about abusing a leaniant justice system, and thinking one can get away with a despicable act.

When an asylum seeker is raping local woman, its a declaration of war against the nation who has let them in. They are now enemies, and though they deserved to be killed, a very fair punishment is permanent banishment.

Any sane country would have kicked out these filthy scum pronto. Unfortunately Sweden and many other western european contries are not ruled by sane people.


completely agree with you. Its time for much tougher policies to be enacted.
21:17 December 9, 2011 by godnatt
@ seekingthetruth

No one will be doing any adjusting on our end. Especially to savages like you who defend gang rapists.

You will be doing the adjusting or you will be leaving.

The winds are starting to blow in a different direction in Europe in case you haven't felt it. If not, you will.
22:47 December 9, 2011 by Rebel
There is a simple surgical solution that prevents rapists from ever repeating their vile deeds.
00:00 December 10, 2011 by Jannik

you are absolutely right. There is a coordinated policy going on aimed at interbreeding and outbreeding all people of european descent.

And its all being perpetrated by stealth. Each year the minority population is getting larger and larger, and this is happening in all majority white countries.

The liberals and culturalmarxists are all applauding this development, as if cleansing white people form the face of the earth is a good thing. The hostile elite and the media are the ones directing this suicidal invasion.

Hopefully the common people will soon have had enough and will decide to put a stop to this by prosecuting all the traitors and infiltrators.
02:10 December 10, 2011 by ajs42548
@ seekingthetruth.. Swedish women never had to "be careful" before immigrants came to their country. Why should they have to change their ways just because you came along? What gives you the right to change the culture that you voluntarily came to? Here's a clue.. You and every immigrant have the responsibility and obligation to change. The Swedish people have not one iota of obligation to change. You are an ingrate.
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