A 28-year-old Syrian living in Sweden is facing war-crime charges over a vicious assault, after a video of the attack was posted on Facebook. It is the first case of its kind in Sweden.
The suspect is accused of brutally assaulting a representative of the Syrian regime, who was held captive and bound at the time of the attack in the summer of 2012.
”As far as I know this is the first time we have charged someone in Sweden for a crime committed in Syria’s civil war,” prosecutor Hanna Lemoine told news agency TT.
The attack was allegedly carried out by the suspect, then a member of the Free Syrian Army, along with a number of other people.
The identity of the victim is not known.
”The police got access to a film that shows the man participating in the serious assault. He is currently being held in custody and we have pressed charges,” said Lemoine.
Lovely, he’s a member of the FSA – Free Syrian Army – the ones we support.