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'I've felt the responsibility of society on my shoulders for a year'

Hans Ihrman. Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT

Published: 13.Jun.2018 10:54 hrs

A week after Rakhmat Akilov was handed a life sentence for the April 2017 terror attack in Stockholm, The Local sat down with Hans Ihrman, public prosecutor in the terror trial, to learn more about what he described as a "rollercoaster" of a year working on the case.

Akilov was last Thursday handed a life sentence after being found guilty for terrorist crimes as well as 119 counts of attempted murder. The Uzbek national killed five and injured ten more when he drove a stolen truck down a busy shopping street on April 7th, 2017.

Ihrman confirmed on Tuesday that he would not be appealing the ruling and told The Local he was "absolutely" satisfied with the court's decision, having now studied the entire 145-page document. The only point on which he and the court came to different conclusions was the question of one individual allegedly on the street at the time, with the court deciding there was not enough evidence to say they were a victim of attempted murder, and Ihrman says he accepts this conclusion.

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