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Father of 11-year-old girl killed in Stockholm terror attack to appeal compensation

Floral tributes on Drottninggatan. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 12.Jun.2018 07:30 hrs

The father of an 11-year-old girl killed in the 2017 Stockholm terror attack is to appeal the amount of compensation the family was awarded.

Rakhmat Akilov was last week found guilty of terrorist crimes for carrying out the April 2017 Stockholm terror attack, killing five and injuring 10 more. The Uzbek national was jailed for life, and will not launch an appeal.

Legal representatives of the 138 plaintiffs had asked for a total of 20.6 million kronor in compensation, but in the end the court settled on around 13.9 million. The relatives of the five victims killed were not granted the 150,000 kronor infringement compensation they had demanded, and instead received a standardized compensation of 60,000 kronor each.

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