Voice Of Europe
June 26, 2018
An Afghan migrant was arrested in Iran for murdering his teen bride in Sweden. There was an international arrest warrant against the man. He was taken back to Sweden and will face trial for the murder committed in 2016, SVT Nyheter reports.
The 40-year-old man should have been married to the 16-year-old girl, Swedish media say. In March 2016 the teen was murdered and her husband was wanted since June that year.
Her remains were found buried in a wooded area in Hökarängen in May of the same year. The girl should have had asylum in Sweden since fall 2015. The man was arrested in Iran in May this year and has now been transported to Sweden.
“We had information that he could be in a particular country and also provided information via Interpol about where he could be in what area,” says prosecutor Tomas Malmenby.
The prosecutor does not want to state exactly what the suspicions are based on, but there’s a high probability the man is involved, he suggests.
New talks will be held in Södertörn’s district court on Tuesday. The Afghan migrant is the only suspect at the moment.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:21 am