Thursday, January 14, 2016

Swedish prosecutor's office will NOT investigate why police failed to inform the public about sexual attacks by 50 Afghan immigrants

Swedish police avoid probe after sex 'cover up' at festival.
(The Local) The Swedish prosecutor's office has said it will not investigate whether police withheld information about a wave of sexual assault allegations at a popular teen music festival in 2014 and 2015.

Announcing the decision in a statement, Mats Ã…hlund, a laywer at the special prosecutor's office, said there was “no reason to believe representatives of the Police Authority committed crimes subject to public prosecution”.

Earlier this week, police were criticized after they admitted they failed to release information about the alleged sexual assaults against women by young immigrants.

After the alleged attacks were revealed in a media report, police said there were 38 reports of rape and sexual assault filed after the We Are Sthlm festival in 2014 and 2015 – a Stockholm-based festival which uses the postal abbreviation for the city.

The allegations, however, were not publicly released at the time.

The Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter (DN), which reported the failure to disclose the allegations, reported that among the majority of people suspected of being involved were 50 Afghan refugees who had come to Sweden without their parents.