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Seven charged after burning victim with iron

TT/Jenny Sundelin · 5 Jan 2012, 06:48

Published: 05 Jan 2012 06:48 GMT+01:00

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The incident occurred in a flat in Örebro at the start of October last year, according to news agency TT.

The men allegedly tied the victim's feet together and put him in a bathtub where they proceeded in burning him with an iron and hitting him repeatedly with computer cables. He was also stabbed with a screwdriver in the thigh.

According to the paper, one of the accused had asked the victim to visit the flat.

When he arrived there, the rest of the six men were hiding inside the apartment and jumped him as soon as he entered the flat.

One of the perpetrators also filmed part of the torture.

According to NA, it seems as if the the torture was meant to scare the man to silence in an upcoming court case.

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The accused are all between 18 and 21 years old and apart from being charged with aggravated assault and kidnapping, the also stand accused of illegal threats and abusing judicial procedures.

TT/Jenny Sundelin (news@thelocal.se)

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11:33 January 5, 2012 by HYBRED
Now I know what to do with this box of obsolete computer cable's I have.
12:29 January 5, 2012 by KungsholmenGuy
Oh great, the accused are in the intermediate category of mini adults.

This is the same 18-21 age category of that 20 year old imbecile who murdered a school teacher last year, who was convicted of 'murder bordering on torture', but who only ended up with a 50,000 SEK fine and a minimum 4 years in prison (maximum 6).

Compare that with England yesterday, where two guys were convicted of a racial hate murder and both received a minimum of 14 years in prison, and it was 'only' 14 years because they were minors when they committed the crime. This sort of sentencing sends a message that violent crime can have non-trivial consequences for the guilty.

18-21year olds are just as capable of horrific and violent crime and people over 21, and are old enough to know right from wrong, so Sweden should alter their laws to stop treating them like innocent but slightly misguided children.
13:55 January 5, 2012 by Keith #5083

Now you may be surprised to find out that I agree with you on this one. Am I right in assuming that in Sweden they can:

1. vote at 18

2. be in the military at 18 and learn how to kill people efficiently

3. drive a car (legally) at 18

So, actually, at 18 in Sweden you are not really a child, not really an adult - you are a kind on maxi-kid, mini-adult, even though you may be 20 cms taller than your parents?
15:08 January 5, 2012 by KungsholmenGuy
@ Keith #5083 (post #3)

Short answesr are: yes, yes, yes, although for some of these items perhaps the age is 16 (I am not born here, moved here 5 years ago).

What I find appalling is the trivial Swedish sentencing and fines. If you are a regular reader, you may have learned that a so-called adult man (way over 21) who literally kicked his mother in law to death was fined 180,000 SEK, and another adult man who cut down a few pine trees on his neighbour's lawn in Götland to get a better view of the sea was fined 189,500 SEK.

Compensation to the family of the victim is greater if you kill their trees than if you kill their mother. The legal judegments here are a farce.
17:42 January 5, 2012 by Keith #5083

Yeah, I also commented about the m-i-l murder as well.I believe that sentence is being appealed by the prosecutor.
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