Swedish appeals court overturns controversial assault ruling

Swedish appeals court overturns controversial assault ruling

A Swedish appeals court on Wednesday overturned a controversial assault ruling that sparked heated debate about Sweden's legal system after The Local broke the story earlier this year.

Appeals court expected to overturn controversial assault ruling

Appeals court expected to overturn controversial assault ruling

Woman acquitted of drink-driving in Sweden after fleeing rapist

Woman acquitted of drink-driving in Sweden after fleeing rapist

Sweden’s Justice Ombudsman to probe controversial assault ruling

Sweden’s Justice Ombudsman to probe controversial assault ruling

Swedish man released then re-arrested after suspected attack on girlfriend

Swedish man released then re-arrested after suspected attack on girlfriend

Why The Local’s assault case story could be a game changer for Sweden

Why The Local’s assault case story could be a game changer for Sweden

Swedish lay judges suspended after criticized assault ruling

Swedish lay judges suspended after criticized assault ruling

Centre Party expels two lay judges over assault ruling

Centre Party expels two lay judges over assault ruling

Has a controversial assault case exposed weaknesses in Sweden’s use of lay judges?

Has a controversial assault case exposed weaknesses in Sweden’s use of lay judges?

Controversial assault ruling sparks debate in Sweden

Controversial assault ruling sparks debate in Sweden

Swedes increasingly concerned about crime: survey

Swedes increasingly concerned about crime: survey

A growing number of Swedes are victims of crime: survey

A growing number of Swedes are victims of crime: survey

Trial of coach accused of assaulting boys begins in Sweden

Trial of coach accused of assaulting boys begins in Sweden

Coach accused of assaulting boys dating back at least a decade

Coach accused of assaulting boys dating back at least a decade

Why Sweden is NOT the ‘rape capital of the world’
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Why Sweden is NOT the ‘rape capital of the world’

Swedish woman’s ragù rage rampage lands her in jail

Swedish woman’s ragù rage rampage lands her in jail

‘I fled war in Syria. I never expected to be beaten in Sweden’

‘I fled war in Syria. I never expected to be beaten in Sweden’

The shocking moment a bus driver beats up asylum seeker

The shocking moment a bus driver beats up asylum seeker

French expat: Stockholm bouncer beat me unconscious

French expat: Stockholm bouncer beat me unconscious

Teen boy in sex assault at Swedish asylum home

Teen boy in sex assault at Swedish asylum home

Swedish police probe New Year sex assaults

Swedish police probe New Year sex assaults

Swedish police probe fatal attack in Norrköping

Swedish police probe fatal attack in Norrköping

Guards investigated after child ‘assault’ in Malmö

Guards investigated after child ‘assault’ in Malmö

Swedish NBA star won’t play amid assault probe

Swedish NBA star won’t play amid assault probe

Sweden sees surge in underage sex posing

Sweden sees surge in underage sex posing

Assault victim, 12, wakes to police questions

Assault victim, 12, wakes to police questions

Battered women up against housing crunch

Battered women up against housing crunch

Domestic violence clues ignored: Swedish study

Domestic violence clues ignored: Swedish study

Murder charges in gay dating site killing

Murder charges in gay dating site killing

School closure incites beating of politician

School closure incites beating of politician

Dog beaten by Swedish motorcycle club

Dog beaten by Swedish motorcycle club

Female cop prosecuted for baton attack

Female cop prosecuted for baton attack

‘Hijab appeal’ campaign divides Sweden

‘Hijab appeal’ campaign divides Sweden

‘Hijab outcry’ woman in repeat attack

‘Hijab outcry’ woman in repeat attack

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Gladiator in fight – shock

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Unhappy campers

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Down on the farm

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Drinking “behind violent crime”

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Woman attacked in queue for test drive

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Västervik man accused of assaulting young boys

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Three arrested for train sabotage

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Knife attack suspect could face Greek trial

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Hooligan riot threatens AIK survival

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Östermalm robbers take woman hostage

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Man charged with assaulting partner – for the seventeenth time

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Police brutality caught on tape

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Swedish knife suspect pointed out in Greek court

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15 year old girl raped by “several men”

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Urine could lead police to Stockholm killers

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Senior officer facing trial for rape and assault

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Police officers jailed for brutality caught on film

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Judo camp leaders “assaulted kids”

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Mass brawl destroys Värnamo dance restaurant

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Uppsala man arrested for attempted murder

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16 year old stabbed in Stockholm gang fight

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Man shot in kneecap in rape revenge attack

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Man shot in foot in Stockholm

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Shots fired at Uppsala apartments

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Woman arrested after Skåne shooting

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Man injured in family axe attack

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Few successes for sex crimes centre

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Eight suspected of hate crime

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Jail for Kungsgatan killers

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Young couple stabbed in Stockholm

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Parents on trial for adopted son’s death

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Swedish police shoot drunk teen

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Man arrested for station attack on girlfriend

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Skåne shooting leaves man seriously injured

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HIV woman jailed for hiding disease from husband

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Valborg violence mars celebrations

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Bus driver stabbed

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Girl escapes after torture ordeal

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Six years for kidnap nightmare

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Vårby shooting victim was wanted by police

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National alert for 19 year old kidnapper

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Violent start to Sweden’s new year

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Internet date ends in assault

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Stockholm man stabbed in unprovoked attack

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Mass brawl in Haninge leaves two injured

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Sports leaders assaulted boy

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Injured man attacks ambulance driver

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Five held after Slussen gang attack

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Jail for girl gang muggers

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Man shot ‘for having no cigarettes’

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Lecturer fined for slapping student

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Prison sentence following laundry room rape of teen

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Principal punched by drunken teacher

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Mobile-hating grandpa makes granddaughter’s ears ring

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Mum avoids conviction for tongue kissing her son

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Swedish rape stats rise

Pair held for using scissors to remove man’s tattoos

Pair held for using scissors to remove man’s tattoos

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Gays attacked by three boys

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Tattoo thieves indicted for scissors attack

Swedish star convicted of beating wife

Swedish star convicted of beating wife

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Threesome pastor convicted over sex game assault

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Violent night in Stockholm

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Students reported for beating school principal

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DNA evidence insufficient for rape conviction

Swedish hairdresser bitten by disgruntled client

Swedish hairdresser bitten by disgruntled client

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Four years for breaking newborn’s arm

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Teacher taped young boy’s mouth shut

Angry Swede attacks neighbour with tree branch

Angry Swede attacks neighbour with tree branch

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Ex-girlfriend botches stun gun castration

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Boyfriend blames ADHD for genital tattoo abuse

Foster parents ‘hung boys from hooks’

Foster parents ‘hung boys from hooks’

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Swede held for child sex crimes in Cambodia

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Elderly man kills wife with axe

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Girl receives damages for genital mutilation

Knife man gets reduced sentence after dog bite to testicles

Knife man gets reduced sentence after dog bite to testicles

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Man bashed by urinating gang

Swedish man attacked by tattooed girl gang

Swedish man attacked by tattooed girl gang

Man jailed for attack following Facebook affair confession

Man jailed for attack following Facebook affair confession

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Outrage as civic ‘angel’ sent to prison

Court upholds conviction for Swedish hockey player’s on-ice fight

Court upholds conviction for Swedish hockey player’s on-ice fight

Pensioners rally behind slap-happy 70-year-old

Pensioners rally behind slap-happy 70-year-old

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Ex-boyfriend charged with brutal assault

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Man shot on Stockholm street

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Elderly couple in hospital after parking lot assault

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Car park murder suspect denies allegations

Wrong man exposed over car park killing

Wrong man exposed over car park killing

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Assault victim dumped in cemetery

Landskrona suspect claims accidental death

Landskrona suspect claims accidental death

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Tempers flare at hearing over car park killing

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Assaulted Chinese woman risks deportation

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Landskrona car park killing trial nears

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HIV positive doc gets jail for sex

Swedish court hears landmark S&M case

Swedish court hears landmark S&M case

Man freed in landmark S&M case

Man freed in landmark S&M case

Bouncers remanded for cellar assaults

Bouncers remanded for cellar assaults

Swedish combat boats loaned overseas

Swedish combat boats loaned overseas

Swedish teen poisoned mum with mushrooms

Swedish teen poisoned mum with mushrooms

Elderly Swedes bloodied in snow shovel brawl

Elderly Swedes bloodied in snow shovel brawl

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Malmö court descends into mass brawl

Teacher faces assault charges

Teacher faces assault charges

Bouncers charged for multiple patron beatings

Bouncers charged for multiple patron beatings

Film of slain teacher’s beating: ‘good, he’s dead’

Film of slain teacher’s beating: ‘good, he’s dead’

‘Hot-saucing’ couple to pay damages to their kids

‘Hot-saucing’ couple to pay damages to their kids

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Six stabbed at Swedish wedding

Father in custody after wedding stabbing

Father in custody after wedding stabbing

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Court orders HIV-infected man into isolation

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Swedish teen held for man’s fatal beating

Sweden Democrat charged with assault

Sweden Democrat charged with assault

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Man arrested after death of baby daughter

Outrage over handcuffing of 12-year-old boy

Outrage over handcuffing of 12-year-old boy

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Dad cleared over baby daughter’s death

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Halloween revelers keep Swedish police busy

Violence and drink rules All Saints weekend

Violence and drink rules All Saints weekend

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Seven detained after suspected gang rape

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Cop charged for getting naked in front of cleaners

Inmate gets life for fatal prison guard beating

Inmate gets life for fatal prison guard beating

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Man killed in post-Christmas party attack

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Seven charged after burning victim with iron

Violent fight sends two women to hospital

Violent fight sends two women to hospital

89-year-old convicted for shopping cart assault

89-year-old convicted for shopping cart assault

Two Swedes arrested for sex crimes in New York

Two Swedes arrested for sex crimes in New York

‘This was exactly what we feared’: Malmö police

‘This was exactly what we feared’: Malmö police

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Swede assaulted by US women hoops players

Swedish cop sacked and fined for flashing staff

Swedish cop sacked and fined for flashing staff

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Seven convicted in brutal gang rape case

Politician arrested after sex with disabled woman

Politician arrested after sex with disabled woman

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Boy convicted for hitting his little sister

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Man cut off wife’s lips and ate them

Man beats breastfeeding wife for being ‘lazy’

Man beats breastfeeding wife for being ‘lazy’

Politician jailed after sex with disabled woman

Politician jailed after sex with disabled woman

Jealous husband ate wife’s lip ‘on impulse’

Jealous husband ate wife’s lip ‘on impulse’

Prison for man who cut off and ate wife’s lip

Prison for man who cut off and ate wife’s lip

Lip-eater’s jail sentence ‘insufficient’: prosecutor

Lip-eater’s jail sentence ‘insufficient’: prosecutor

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Swedish teacher taped toddlers mouths shut

Swede charged for ‘long-distance’ child rape

Swede charged for ‘long-distance’ child rape

Dog tormentor spat in Swedish woman’s face

Dog tormentor spat in Swedish woman’s face

Woman convicted for hitting bottom grabber

Woman convicted for hitting bottom grabber

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24-year-old lit a man on fire just ‘for fun’

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Drunk groom assaults bride at Swedish wedding

Swedish man convicted of spreading HIV

Swedish man convicted of spreading HIV

Swedish police arrest amateur circumciser

Swedish police arrest amateur circumciser

Man jailed after putting out cig in lover’s mouth

Man jailed after putting out cig in lover’s mouth

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Boy charged over teacher death threat

Shock as policewoman beats Swedish drunk

Shock as policewoman beats Swedish drunk

Headscarf outcry after pregnant woman beaten

Headscarf outcry after pregnant woman beaten