December 27, 2019
The poor child is mentally ill, so why is Sweden even imprisoning him at all?
That country really does have so much more to learn about tolerance and understanding.
A Swedish court has reduced the prison sentence for a 20-year-old Afghan who murdered his 69-year-old teacher, who he was also in a sexual relationship with at the time, because of the migrant’s mental health issues.
The Afghan, who came to Sweden in 2015, reported the murder himself when he called emergency services stating that he had strangled the woman on June 27th, Swedish newspaper Expressen reports.
According to news website Nyheter Idag, the man’s name is Ahmad Nazari and he is said to have been engaged in a sexual relationship with the woman around a year before the murder took place.
While he has denied intentionally trying to kill the 69-year-old, a Swedish court found Nazari guilty of murder stating that he had attacked her without warning when she had let him into her home and showed a measure of trust towards him.
After his conviction for murder, Nazari was sentenced to 11 years in prison to be followed by deportation.
“He thinks he has not intentionally taken the life of a woman, he wants to reduce the prison sentence,” Nazari’s lawyer Anders Olsson said. Following the conviction, he launched an appeal to the Swedish High Court which reduced the sentence to nine and a half years.