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Six charged over 'honour' beating with metal rods

The Local/rm · 30 Jan 2012, 12:43

Published: 30 Jan 2012 12:43 GMT+01:00

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”You don't usually get very far in the investigation of these matters,” said prosecutor Karl-Erik Antonsson to news agency TT.

The six men allegedly beat the 19-year-old so severely with metal bars that he was close to losing his life.

The young man turned up bleeding at the reception of the local gym Alléhallen in Hallsberg in the beginning of October last year. He was quickly taken to hospital where medical staff performed emergency surgery to try to save his life.

Police suspect six men who had been in the gym as the attempted murder took place.

At first they thought that the motive was an underlying vendetta between two families, but as the details of the case unfolded, investigators instead started looking at the case as a honour-related crime.

The prosecutor believes that the men wanted to protect the daughter in their family after an alleged kidnapping attempt.

The prosecutor filed the charges against the men last week under the classification of attempted murder.

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Four of the men allegedly deny having anything to do with the attack, while two admit to a certain degree of assault and battery, according to news agency TT.

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13:03 January 30, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
"protect the daughter in their family after an alleged kidnapping attempt"

Wait, is this in Sweden or some war torn 3rd world country? What is going on in Sweden these days????
13:31 January 30, 2012 by tigger007
this is sweden and these people aren't swedes! this is old school justice and these people don't report things like this to the police.they were clearly trying to get their point across to this young man,if could be a case of disrespect by the young man.also it could be a case of trlling the young man to stay away from the young lady in question.
13:42 January 30, 2012 by Greysuede
No names again though everything is clear! Those Middle Easterners and Africans who shouldn't be here that excessively! The United Nations and Liberals are still smuggling them into the country for the sake of their jobs and corruption involved within their organizations!
13:55 January 30, 2012 by RobinHood
If they did it, they are clearly unfit to live in civilized society, and must be seperated from it. Firstly into a Swedish prison, and after that into another society where this sort of thing is acceptable, and even encouraged. Certainly, that place is not within Sweden, or any other European country.
14:57 January 30, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
The two who admit to a certain degree of assault are probably under the age of 21, which in Sweden implies a trivial sentence.

The gang also took care to beat him almost to death.

The police may have filed it under the 'attempted murder' category, but given that the victim was merely 'near' death did not actually die it would not surpise me if the judge promptly reduces the charge to assault, and not attempted murder.
15:00 January 30, 2012 by fikatid
They need to stop using the word "honour" as there's absolutely not an honour for what they are doing. They should be deported back to where they came from.
15:14 January 30, 2012 by Roy E

Be careful what you ask for....
15:41 January 30, 2012 by Svensksmith
Six cowards against one. Where's the honor in that?
15:44 January 30, 2012 by gabeltoon
I know that crime can happen anywhere but it seems to me that most of the crimes reported are being done by non SWEDES.It would appear that a lot of crime involves immigrants no matter where we are.
17:08 January 30, 2012 by seborga82
its the not even immigrants, swedes have a hard time to distinguished the terms between refugees and immigrants. People without proper education or wealth come to Sweden. No wonder soon it is gonna be a third world of the third world....
17:46 January 30, 2012 by Rod Munch
The 2nd and 3rd generation Muslim immigrants sure are adapting well to their country. And 1900 more are coming. Can't wait!
18:57 January 30, 2012 by jostein
Rod Munch, keep dreaming. More like 50 000+ a year. Thelocal article was about UN Qouta refugees (ie, real refugees).
19:01 January 30, 2012 by Children Of Adam
Teens fight!
19:32 January 30, 2012 by Rod Munch
True, Jostein. I jumped the gun on my comments before thinking them through.
21:34 January 30, 2012 by jostein
Well, nothing wrong with dreaming and escaping reality. I feel such inclinations myself sometimes. Like when thinking about these issues.
05:04 January 31, 2012 by TheWatchman
It's strange how the ones coming to my country do this stuff a lot less. Right now, it is big in the Canadian press how 3 Muslim criminals who killed family members because they had boyfriends will get life (actual life, not Swedish life in prison), which is very good, but I don't understand why they are so much more violent in Sweden and other European countries. Either way, I feel bad for you guys.
08:20 January 31, 2012 by Dazzler
They were born and bred for violence and thuggery. You cant take an animal out of his environment and expect to not get attacked by them. History shows it daily / weekly they have no interest in acclimating themselves to western values.
10:21 January 31, 2012 by johan rebel
IF any of the suspects are over 23 years of age, they may get as much as six months in jail, if found guilty in the first place. The others will find themselves under supervision by the social services, and we all know what that means.
10:39 January 31, 2012 by zooeden
Dazzler, you are a bit harsh but you are kind of in the right track. History has shown that they have a genuine interest to acclimate to western values, however there is a very large number of individuals who are in no will to fit or to understand blue from indigo... I would not blame all and I would not take all to my home...
13:54 January 31, 2012 by godnatt
Swedish police need to be more sensitive to the diverse multicultural practices of our beloved immigrants like beating, gang raping, honor killing and wife beating.

Who are we to judge? Embrace our differences!
16:08 January 31, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
This case may in fact be a textbook example of the irrelevance of the justice system in Sweden.

It is actually possible that the guy who was nearly beaten to death actually intended to kidnap the daughter of another family.

The family could then have reported the threat of kidnapping (no penalty at all to the would-be kidnapper), or waited around until the kidnapping occured and turned the guy in (maybe a month or two for the kidnapper in prison in this case, who would have argued that this was love, not sex slavery), or the family could simply take matters into their own hands to insure that no kidnapping would ever occur (in which case one or two of the teenage boys in the family get an assault charge, with a few months in jail).

The only constant in this equation is the absence of meaningful disincentives to commit violent crime in Sweden.
21:53 February 1, 2012 by Chickybee
My God if this doesn't tell us that something really sick is wrong with elements within the Muslim community then I dob't know what does!

Am I the only one that thinks that we only have outstanding problems with immigrants from the Islamic faith?

If Islam is really all about peace and the valuing of women why do have all of these vile episodes on an almost daily basis throughout Europe - thank God human rights groups won't stand for it - even if the government hasn't the courage to.
11:24 February 2, 2012 by mafketis
Import tens of thousands of people with

- low social capital (esp low education, inability to function in civil society)

- no desire to increase their social capital

- values that include violent conflict resolution and religious supremacy

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