Prosecutor seeks life sentence for “Swedes” who participated in Syrian beheadings

The prosecutor in the trial of two Gothenburg men who have been charged with terrorist offences in Syria has asked for life imprisonment for the duo after reviewing video evidence.

In her closing statement on Monday the chief prosecutor in the case, Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström, said that she believes that movies in which two men have their heads cut off, prove that the two accused, a 30- and 32-year-old, were present when the murders were committed and that they belonged to a terrorist organization.

Neither of the suspects has been named in the Swedish media. The two suspects deny the crimes although the 30-year-old admits that he has been to Syria, but only for humanitarian reasons.


Swedes, dressed here in popular men’s attire, often engage in beheadings.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They must be the New-Swedes of the Sunshine Way!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Now I understand the Vengaboys.

  • BillyHW
    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Why do dumb songs always sound so much better with foreign lyrics?

      • AlanUK

        Probably because the music was great but it’s the lyrics that were dumb.
        Abba definitely looked better than Larz Kristerz. I would guess that even I would look better (I have been known to dress up as Ozzie Osborne with a long black wig – think Mortia Adams).

  • Clink9

    Nice photo. They even made it on the Worst Album Cover website.

  • B__2

    They were doing humanitarian work: it just so happened that those they were ‘helping’ were too tall, about a head too tall, and he was helping them rectify this by giving them a trim.