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Swedish court rejects appeal for father of Stockholm terror victim

Flowers left at the scene on the two-year anniversary of the attack. Photo: Pontus Lundahl

Published: 23.May.2019 15:44 hrs

The Supreme Court, Sweden's highest court of law, will not grant a second appeal by the father of an 11-year-old girl killed in the 2017 Stockholm terror attack.

The decision comes more than two years after Rakhmat Akilov, an Uzbek national, killed five and injured ten in a terrorist attack by driving a truck through crowds on Drottninggatan.

The father of the 11-year-old victim has been seeking compensation ever since, and had previously won 100,000 kronor ($10,300) in damages in the Swedish Court of Appeals.

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