Thursday, 15 November 2012
Swedish press reticent to describe 'honour' murder in those terms.

The Local mentions enough about this murder that an intelligent reader can work out the motive. According to the comments the Swedish language newspapers are being much more vague.

A 17-year-old boy in southern Sweden was charged on Wednesday with the murder of his 19-year-old sister, who died in April after being stabbed more than 100 times with two knives and a pair of scissors.

Prosecutor Magnus Larsson told the gathered press at a meeting on Wednesday that the boy denies the allegations against him and claims that the girl sustained the injuries from a masked perpetrator. Police have so far not been able to come up with a motive for the brutal attack. “In the press there have been speculations into some sort of honour motive,” said Larsson adding that police had found no evidence supporting that theory.

The young woman had been in touch with the social services in Landskrona, in Skåne county,for some time due to threats and violence from her family.

The girl had sought help from the Swedish authorities as early as 2009. The Swedish foreign ministry had been in contact with the social services after the girl had left a forced marriage abroad and was returning to her mother in Sweden.

However, according to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), the social services didn’t follow up on the young woman’s situation after she returned to Sweden. Neither did the agency look into the matter when the brother, now facing murder charges, arrived in Landskrona the following year.

  • At least the local is covering it., the same cannot be said for Expressen, Aftonbladet and co. You'd think an innocent young woman being murdered brutally by her brother on religious grounds would be the top story in a relatively peaceful nation. But no, apparently the biggest story of the day is that a drunk little-known politician said some bad words...
  • The murdering pos was just 16 when he murdered his sister, so he'll get off with probation. You just know that the pos family sent him over here to commit the murder knowing he would never have to face much of a penalty
  • Perhaps the police should read the account printed here by the local as they have better evidence, that it was in fact an honour thing as outlined in subsequent paragraphs! therefore the police are idiots or the local has better investigative and deductive powers! if the cry for help from landskrona don't let the cat out of the bag the returning from an arranged marriage sure does!
Posted on 11/15/2012 6:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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