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Outrage over teens' two-month detention

Placed in a remand center without charges

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post 9.Jun.2009, 06:56 AM
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Two months after five teenagers were placed in a remand centre in Umeå in northern Sweden, the attorney for one of the youths is speaking out about the prolonged detention.

"Only Albania and Spanish martial law have similar rules," attorney Thomas Olsson told the Västerbottens Folkblad newspaper.

The five teens, ages 16 to 19, are being held on suspicions of attempted murder while prosecutors continue their investigation in an effort to bring formal charges.

But Olsson, who represents the youngest suspect, takes issues with both the extended detention as well as the tough restrictions placed on his client and the other young people.

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mkvgtired
post 9.Jun.2009, 05:19 PM
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"The assailants allegedly used a 20 kilogramme weight rack in the attack, causing life-threatening injuries to one of the victims, leaving him with a fractured skull, impaired speech, and partially paralyzed, according to Västerbottens Folkblad."
Sounds like a good group of kids. If they are proven guilty I would keep each locked up in isolation for 24 (instead of 23) hours per day until they die. Teach these losers a lesson.
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svenskdod
post 9.Jun.2009, 08:13 PM
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The actual outrage is the fact that these monsters even have rights. They are not fit to live in society. Once convicted their names should be out on display, and their family shamed. Some of the blame should rest with the parents.
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Braderunner Rennuredarb
post 9.Jun.2009, 09:36 PM
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/laughs
I guess that is what you get when you have bad parenting and allow your kids to run like thugs.
Execute them.
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"green Swede"
post 9.Jun.2009, 10:34 PM
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Location: Västra Götaland
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Does anybody in anyway connected with the swedish justice system ever read the local,in any event i'm sure it's not just us ex pats who feel disgusted by another blatant example of the rights of THE LOWEST levels of society having there rights hearlded from the roof tops at the expense of the poor guy with the fractured skull and speech problem.this type of S@#T ie CRIME should be a MAJOR issue at the next general election.Followed by police effectivness etc etc
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Jeffi
post 10.Jun.2009, 09:56 AM
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Most other western civilizations collect evidence first, charge and remand to custody second. Only if there is a flight risk or high possibility for re-offending will the suspect be held in custody, but never, ever will they be kept incarcerated while police wander about and collect evidence in due course of time. People have rights, even thugs. Victims have the right to a speedy court date of those who victimized them. Offenders, surprisingly, have rights too. That is part of living in a social democracy. Being held for a "suspicion" means lack of evidence. Means no trial by media, either. Innocent until proven guilty under the laws of the state. Period. We don't have to like this basic principle, but really, humans are better off following it.
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"green Swede"
post 10.Jun.2009, 10:26 AM
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Location: Västra Götaland
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problem no 1. thugs and or violent offenders having rights.no 2.social democracy,well at the risk of giving the wrong impression,the benefits of "other" forms of government in relation to violent crime I believe will become more attractive if this disgusting lax attitude to the serious punishment AND treatment of these "people",as in when you cease to behave in a human fashion,why should you ever expect to be treated so.
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spy
post 12.Jun.2009, 07:37 PM
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Sweden's national lottery = the judicial system.
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