"Seven Bulgarian men should be earning millions by cheat, exploit, and in some cases mistreating a beggar from the country of origin."
"today will tingsrättsdomen in Sweden's largest cases of human trafficking."
"Over a two year period, the suspected league – which consists of a man in his 60s, his three sons, and two of his grandchildren and a friend of the family – have brought out more than two million sek from Sweden to Bulgaria. According to the prosecutor, a large part of the money have come from abused beggars at different places in Växjö and the surrounding area."
"– Människohandelsbrottet has been practiced for a long time and been committed within the framework of an organised criminal and international människohandelsorganisation dictated by the profit motive, said the prosecution Måns Biörklund in connection with the rättegångsstarten."
"The seven Bulgarian men have been charged with, suspected of trafficking in human beings. A 76-year-old Swedish man was charged with suspicion of aiding and abetting the crime. During his reconnaissance, the police have observed a 60 beggars are believed to have been part of the league's network, but only 13 of them within the scope of the indictment. In some cases, the beggars have been victims of violence. A pregnant woman should have been beaten so hard that she suffered two miscarriages."
"All of the accused deny the crime. A 22-year-old man claims that they have helped their fellow citizens."
" His family has begged for him, and then, they have managed to get hold of an accommodation so that they have been able to help their countrymen, so they did not stay in the cars and in car parks, said his defense attorney before the trial."
"Seven Bulgarian men, aged 20 to 60 years, was indicted in september at the Växjö district court, suspected of trafficking in human beings. A 76-year-old Swedish man was charged with suspicion of aiding and abetting the crime. 13 victims of crime included in the indictment. All of the accused deny the crime."
"the Trial has been going on for almost 30 days and was held in Lund district court because no förhandlingssal in Växjö is large enough to accommodate all the defendants and their lawyers."
"The 76-year-old Swedish citizen, is suspected of having allowed the defendants to accommodate the victims in a house and in caravans on his land."
"Two of the men are also suspected of ill-treatment of three plaintiffs, and one of the men is also suspected of having robbed a fellow countryman."
"Sources: Prosecution and pre-trial investigation"