Three siblings authorities feared could be forced to go abroad to get married or fight alongside extremists have been taken into care in central Sweden.
The children, who were all living in the city of Örebro, were in danger of being brainwashed by adults in Sweden connected to the extremist group Isis, according to a municipal court ruling.
The court heard that the trio, who are all understood to have the same father, were at “very high risk” of being taken abroad by him to either be trained as soldiers or forced into marriage. It ruled that the children should be taken into care by Örebro municipality, in the first decision of its kind in the region.
The move follows a number of similar cases in Gothenburg, in which other children and young people have been placed with social services amid fears that they were also at risk of being influenced by radical groups.