The young “svenne” who was robbed, beaten, and urinated upon by two even younger culture-enrichers has seen justice done, Swedish-style: last week the mischievous youngsters received a draconian sentence of “youth care”.
Those who humiliated robbery victim by pissing on him sentenced to juvenile care
Stockholm: Today the verdict was handed down on the two 16-year-olds who, in an attention-getting robbery, concluded by urinating on the 18-year-old victim and forcing him to undress the lower part of his body while the attack was filmed to be spread on the Internet.
After Nyheter Idag drew attention to the humiliation robbery of the 18-year-old youth, who for hours was led around some of Stockholm’s southern suburbs while being subjected to violence and threats, the question of humiliation and hate against Swedes is being debated in various ways. Today the sentence was handed down against the two 16-year-olds who were charged with the incident.
The district court wrote of the incident that “these crimes included a very serious violation of (the victim’s) personal integrity and caused severe mental distress for him. He was subjected to the crimes for almost three hours with constant threats against him and his family. He was humiliated by being urinated upon and forced to take off his pants and underwear”.
One 16-year-old explained this behavior that they were irritated that the 18-year-old couldn’t get money for them. Otherwise they have not been able to explain their behavior with anything except that it was “a bad idea”.
For the crime, one 16-year-old has been convicted in court of robbery and abuse, while the other — who spread the video recording — is also convicted of illegal breach of privacy. Both have been sentenced to youth care and together they will pay damages of just under 65,000 kronor ($6,500)to the plaintiff.
One of the perpetrators was also sentenced for two further robberies, one charge of unlawful detention, and another charge of abuse in a court case, which according to the district court calls for four years in prison for an adult who is not covered by youth reduction. Instead, there will be six months of youth care in an HVB home. The prosecutor demanded that he be sentenced to closed youth care, but he did not get a hearing for this in court. The other perpetrator was, at the time of the crime, already in the care of social services.
The case involved several different crimes, and besides the two mentioned perpetrators, another four 16-year-olds were sentenced for, among other charges, robberies.