Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Swedish couple raped and tortured for hours in their own home – 2 young men arrested
Early September, 2 men in their mid-20s broke into the couple’s home in Härnösand and subjected them to torture-like and sexual violence for over 4 hours.
The man was beaten with a cane, cut with an axe, forced to drink soap, burned with a lighter, stripped naked and subjected to aggravated sexual assault, according to the indictment.
Plaintiff attorney Monika Lilja says:
They feel bad, of course. It's astonishing what torture-like violence and horrible things they've been subjected to. Both a knife and pliers were used. The woman was brutally raped and her partner was forced to watch.
Both men are prosecuted for aggravated domestic violence, aggravated assaults, gross unlawful threats, unlawful detention and gross unlawful coercion.
The elder of the 2 men's pointed out as the initiator behind the attack. In addition, he's prosecuted for aggravated rape against the woman, aggravated sexual assault against the man and gross abuse of judicial procedure.
He's previously convicted of violent crime and was then described by a person who had been in contact with him in 3 words: "NN loves violence."
The man’s lawyer Jonas Vedin says his client has admitted certain circumstances but disagrees with some parts. The younger man's defended by Johan Lavås, who says his client "is surprised that he's charged on all these counts".
Expressen’s image of one of the men's heavily pixelated, but the man’s origin isn’t hard to guess. The questions remain – why do the Swedes allow this to happen and when have they had enough?
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