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Trial begins against man suspected for war crime

the Trial started in Örebro district court on Tuesday. The man who comes from Iraq and was born in 1980 should have exposed the protected persons to humiliating or degrading treatment which have been likely to seriously infringe personal privacy. This should have been in Iraq at some time during the period from July 2014 to november 2015 .

Persons have been protected since at the time of the offence have been added from the warheads, or alternatively that they belonged to the civilian population. The suspect the man has poserat next to the dead people, both in photographs and on film.

after a person has seen the pictures on social media and reacted. The images were secured on social media with the help of it-forensiker as through the metadata could find out when and where the pictures are taken.

– With the suspect's information if he was staying together with general details of what occurred in the area at this time, we have been able to the strength of the crime, " says Patricia Rakic Arle at the Noah, National operations department.

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Noah is the organisation within the police that investigates war crimes. Each year, a large number of tips, both from colleagues within the authority but also from the Swedish migration board and private individuals.

– We notice that it is quite common to have this kind of material when you come to Sweden as asylum seekers. We can get between 15-20.000 sometimes the pictures but can omöjigt find out what all is in the pictures, it is very difficult to secure evidence.

back to 2015 shows that the notifications concerning the war crime only increases. Between 2017 and 2018, the number has almost doubled, from 79 to about 140. But in the past, only two people convicted of a so-called poseringsbrott where you poserat with the dead bodies.

– In our standards, it is relatively few that are investigated and sentenced, but it is, of course, a success when it goes to trial. It feels good both for the public and the judiciary that this is stafflagt according to Swedish law.

Patricia Rakic Arle says that 2014 was a new law, which correlates with the international law, which it has made easier to be able to prosecute.

" we Had a precedent at the first trial which told me that this is a strafffri act had it been very problematic. It had not been felt to be consistent with the way we look at war and the war rules.

The suspect man was arrested in march last year, but was released the day after and has never been in custody.

" Because he has his family here, I believe that the risk that he will deviate very little, said prosecutor Peter Larsson to the SVT Örebro, sweden.

The men, who had previously been convicted of poseringsbrott got between 8 months and a year in prison.

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