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Amnesty International: Swedish rapists ‘enjoy impunity’



Many Swedish young  girls experience their first sexual contact and lose their virginity raped by immigrants.

Sweden needs to do much more to clamp down on rapists, according to reports from Amnesty International and the United Nations.

Sweden’s image as an international forerunner in the fight for gender equality has been damaged by recent reports comparing rape statistics across various countries.

A recent study commissioned by the European Union (EU) found that Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe.

And an Amnesty International report on rape in the Nordic Countries took Sweden to task last autumn for what the human rights organization saw as an abysmally low conviction rate for rape cases.

Released in September 2008, the Amnesty report – Case Closed – examines issues surrounding rape and human rights in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Despite Sweden’s considerable emphasis on women’s rights, currently ranking an impressive 3rd place in the UN global gender-related development index, instances of reported violence against women are showing no signs of abating.

In fact, statistics published by the National Council of Crime Prevention (BRÅ) show that the number of sexual offences reported from January to August 2008 saw a 9 percent increase compared to the same period in 2007.

Amnesty’s most damning criticism of Sweden relates to the considerable disparity between the number of rapes reported and the conviction rate.

Case Closed highlights the damning evidence that, despite the number of rapes reported to the police quadrupling over the past 20 years, the percentage of reported rapes ending in conviction is markedly lower today than it was in 1965.

Sweden’s profile in terms of violence against women has also attracted concern from the United Nations.

As UN rapporteur Yakin Ertürk comments in a special report released in February 2007, there is a notable discrepancy “between the apparent progress in achieving gender equality and the reports of continued violence against women in the country.”

The statistics are certainly alarming. Results from the annual, government commissioned National Safety Survey (NTU), which is conducted by BRÅ, indicate that the actual number of rapes in Sweden in 2006 was estimated to be close to 30,000.

If this figure is correct, then it indicates that as few as 5-10 percent of all rapes are reported to the police.

Equally disturbing is the statistic from BRÅ stating that in 2007, less than 13 percent of the 3,535 rape crimes reported resulted in a decision to start legal proceedings.

Over the past ten years there has been a 58 percent increase in reported sex crimes and according to BRÅ, it is now statistically more likely for a person in Sweden to be sexually assaulted than robbed.

The phenomenon of alleged offences not formally being reported to the police or dropped before reaching court is termed ‘attrition’.

Amnesty slams the Swedish judicial system and the prevalence of attrition within it, concluding that, “in practice, many perpetrators enjoy impunity.”

In analyzing attrition and the failings of the police and judicial system, Case Closed draws attention to “discriminatory attitudes about female and male sexuality,” which may cause police investigators to “assume that women who report rape are lying or mistaken.”

This in turn brings up the notion of ‘real rape’ and the ‘ideal victim’. Researchers for Amnesty found that frequently:

“Young (drunk) women, in particular, have problems fulfilling the stereotypical role of the ‘ideal victim’, with the consequence that neither rapes within intimate relationships nor ‘date rapes’ involving teenage girls result in legal action.”

Helena Sutourius, an expert in legal proceedings in sexual offence cases concludes that, in Sweden, “the focus appears to be on the woman’s behaviour, rather than on the act that is the object of the investigation.”

In addition to challenging victim and crime stereotypes, perceptions surrounding ‘typical’ perpetrators must also be considered. The UN Special Report discusses how there is a widespread belief that the type of men who commit intimate-partner violence are not typical, ‘normal’ Swedes.

They are usually imagined as somewhat ‘deviant’ – unemployed, uneducated, alcoholic or from non-Western backgrounds, and so on. However, as Ertürk challenges: “In absolute numbers, the vast majority of the perpetrators of intimate-partner violence are ‘ordinary’ Swedish men.”

In a country where women’s rights feature high on the public agenda, there is a pervasive “fear of public shame – being regarded as a tragic failure in a country of supposed gender equality” especially among well-educated and successful Swedish women, which creates yet another obstacle for the victims of violence and rape, the UN report concludes.

Lina Plong from the National Centre for Knowledge on Men’s Violence against Women (NCK), based at Uppsala University, tells The Local:

“There is a real concern as to why the instances of rape and violence are not decreasing, despite the law becoming more strict and there being more public information available than ever. We need to concentrate on educating those professionals working in the area.”

Amnesty has also condemned the limited amount of scrutiny of and research into the quality of rape crime investigations in Sweden as, “a serious shortcoming that needs to be addressed immediately.”

The Case Closed report states that, “while an impressive level of gender equality has been achieved in the so-called public spheres [in Sweden]…this achievement seems to have halted at the doorsteps of private homes.”

In its conclusion, Amnesty blames “deeply rooted patriarchal gender norms” of Swedish family life and sexual relationships as a “major societal flaw” and a reason for the continued prevalence of violence against women in Sweden.

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28 Responses to " Amnesty International: Swedish rapists ‘enjoy impunity’ "

  1. Susanna Finland says:

    I think we should get rid off muslims in Europe. It’s really the only way to live in a civilized society.

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  2. alfred Romania says:

    Definitely! islam doesn’t belong in Europe. It’s a sandnigger religion native to the Middle East and Africa. It should stay there. It fits them perfectly.

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  3. jaison United Arab Emirates says:

    what is the point , we will keep on hearing such things and do nothing about it .this is not the first time its going to happen and definitely it wont be the last .

    in few more years , europe will no longer be a white man’s land .it going to be an arab land or an african land or an asian land and whites are to be blamed for it ..right from the government to the press to the common people itself ..dont be surprised when the day comes when a church will be demolished to make place for a mosque or a temple or a synagoue ..thatz for sure

    i dont understand why USA and Europe is more than willing to open its border for people from Muslim countries specifically when any problem arises there ..take the case of Iraq , America invades Iraq , the Iraqi’s curses America, but America opens it borders fro Iraqi’s ..so we see Iraqi people who curses america and hates america , and they will be teh first to jump to america …its just an example ..when there wasa civil war in Africa or Asia , Britain is the first to open its border for them ..why ??? where are the other muslim countries or asian countries ??? they are smart , even if they open their borders it would be only for a limited number and even then forget citizenship ,u r just a guest a guest out an unwelcome guest ..the first mistake they do and they would be out .

    in white countries , if the police dare to arrest a immigrant , it is termed as racism ..comon guys grow up..a criminal is a criminal even if he is black or white ..they are meant to be punished not to be portected and given citizenship

    what europe and america build in the last few centuries(the greatness and richness) they have destroyed in the last 1-2 decades since these immigrants started comming in ..pls the worst immigrants would be from Africa and Middle east ..Asians are to a certain extent ok , ins ense they are mostly family oriented and will stick to their work

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    • Joe United States says:

      Jaison,Don’t give up so easily!Maybe the riots and looting England and the Breivik shooting in Norway will make the Marxist authoritarian Scandinavian governments reconsider their refugee and asylum seeking policies.I don’t understand why Swedish women don’t the reverse chastity belt.This is an anti rape device that makes the rape much more difficult because it takes two hands to unlock the “belt”and only the woman can unlock the” belt”.

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  4. Joseph Sweden says:

    That rape had nothing to do with Islam, and the guys who raped the girl are just as much of an embarrassment to Islam as the terrorist are.

    In fact most murder, and child molestation cases in Sweden, if not all, are committed by swedish men usually in their 30′s-50′s.

    And yeah a lot of immigrants and foreign youth in sweden are involved in criminal activities, but theres much more to it – discrimination, poverty and unemployment is always the reason for such behavior. In fact i have met many swedish teenagers who express a lot of hate towards the swedish society as well, they are also victims of unemployment and poverty.

    But obviously all of you here dont know about what goes on. of course rape is a terrible thing, not to mention unforgivable. But you shouldn’t label all foreigners or muslims as criminals just because some kids are behaving badly. I have a lot of experience with such people so i guess im the only one who knows what he’s talking about here, eh?

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    • Brandon United States says:

      :roll: Right… Because “the state” and taxpayers aren’t giving enough handouts to the immigrants, they’re committing crimes. Come on! I’ve heard this BS a bazillion times. Are you actually justifying crimes committed by immigrants because “they’re poor”? Isn’t the Swedish welfare state one of the MOST generous in the world?? Immigrants who come there have NO RIGHT TO COMPLAIN. They’ve got so many taxpayer benefits, esp. compared to here in the U.S., for god sake.

      Oh, boohoo. “The immigrants come here for a better life but won’t take advantage of all the benefits and can’t make it on their own. It’s ok if they do crime because it’s understandable.”

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    • JamesTheJust United States says:

      In fact most murder, and child molestation cases in Sweden, if not all, are committed by swedish men usually in their 30′s-50′s.

      Post your source or shut up.

      FACT IS that white nations belong to WHITE PEOPLE – PERIOD! The crime and welfare burden caused by you damned muds WILL stop.

      You stupid muds. You think because it takes time for the Saxon’s anger to reach its boiling point that this is a sign of weakness.

      When my kinspeople do awaken, we will not stop slaughtering you inferior animals until there are none of you left.

      I personally will start with the Edomite jews and their supporters since they are the ones behind this flood of mud to begin with.

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    • Joe United States says:

      Joseph.The problems that Sweden has with Somalian Muslim men raping Swedish girls is slowly trickling into Minnesota.There were 29 Somalian men and women arrested Nashville,Tennessee for interstate sex trafficking girls from age 12 to 18 years of age.This crime has been going on since 2000.I don’t know if there have been any brutal gang rapes here like there is in Sweden and Norway and Finland.

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  5. Hanz Manotovek Iraq says:

    Fourteen Words

    The Fourteen Words is a phrase used by white nationalists. It refers to both the 14-word slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”,[1] and the 14-word slogan: “Because the beauty of the White Aryan woman must not perish from the earth.”[2] Both 14-word slogans were coined by David Lane, a member of the White Separatist organization The Order. The first slogan was inspired by a statement, 88 words in length, quoted from Volume 1, Chapter 8 of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf:
    What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe. Every thought and every idea, every doctrine and all knowledge, must serve this purpose. And everything must be examined from this point of view and used or rejected according to its utility.
    Advocates combine it with 88, as “14/88″ or “1488″. The 8s stand for the eighth letter of the alphabet (H), with ‘HH’ standing for “Heil Hitler”.[3] ’88′ can also refer to the book 88 Precepts by David Lane.[4]

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  6. Snowman United States says:

    I first read about the rape of a Finnish girl on another website. It was saddening to here, not only for the boys who did it, but that the judicial system is so lenient. More saddening is the plight of the girl. Now to read this and find that it is more rampant is terrible. Granted it is wrong for Scandinavian’s to rape their women, and more so to find that it is covered up as a rule. But to have foreigner’s who think it’s okay to rape girls and women when they are drunk, and have the judicial system call it racist when it is publicized seems to perpetuate the problem. It seems without intending it cases of rape by immigrants of color will more likely exacerbate racism even if the one’s raping are a small minority.

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  7. cris Brazil says:

    Hi I am Brazilian, I think Swedish women beautiful. here in Brazil they kill rapists, robbers have their own laws say, you can steal, rob, but if you turn raping woman in jail and kill you. So when the residents themselves do not kill them. I’m sorry for those beautiful girls. and I say I hate religion more and blacks. WHITE PRIDE. because we can and we are able to conquer women, since these patients have to rape those motherfuckers.

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  8. ally Australia says:

    foreignors shouldnt be allowed in our countries unless they’re good business people or have done something to deserve it in the first place, i reckon. they fucked up their own countries by raping, murdering and pillageing and they breed like mice.
    if us whites fucked our countries like that and tried to move into their countries, we’d be told to fuck right off. and so we should be.
    the swedish government should be protecting their own women better than they are.

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    • JamesTheJust United States says:

      Ally,

      Non-whites should never be allowed into our countries – PERIOD!

      We are a people. We have the abolute RIGHT to our own nations and cultures – PERIOD!

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  9. Meighan Canada says:

    In addition to challenging victim and crime stereotypes, perceptions surrounding ‘typical’ perpetrators must also be considered. The UN Special Report discusses how there is a widespread belief that the type of men who commit intimate-partner violence are not typical, ‘normal’ Swedes.

    “They are usually imagined as somewhat ‘deviant’ – unemployed, uneducated, alcoholic or from non-Western backgrounds, and so on. However, as Ertürk challenges: “In absolute numbers, the vast majority of the perpetrators of intimate-partner violence are ‘ordinary’ Swedish men.”

    I am not really sure why this article is titled this, as the article goes on to point out it is not immigrants in the majority of cases (does it even mention immigrants in the article?) but regular Swedish men.

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  10. ... Lithuania says:

    Oh Sweden, you were such a great country once, please wake up and do something about this!

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  11. Dan Sweden says:

    Did any of you morons who commented before me actually read this article?

    One paragraph. ONE! Only one paragraph loosely mentions men of non-western background. But still it concludes:
    “In absolute numbers, the vast majority of the perpetrators of intimate-partner violence are ‘ordinary’ Swedish men.”

    And, in fact, the whole article ends like this:
    Amnesty blames “deeply rooted patriarchal gender norms” of Swedish family life and sexual relationships as a “major societal flaw” and a reason for the continued prevalence of violence against women in Sweden.

    i.e. Amnesty concludes that the problem lies in Swedish culture. Yet this despicable writer/editor decides to name it like it’s the fault of immigrants, which only leads to enticing racist opinions.

    What the debate in Sweden has actually been about is our terrible justice system, and to some lesser extent (too little?) about the so-called rape culture.

    Let me tell you who’s not welcome in my country; This terrible newspaper.

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    • Fido Sweden says:

      Dan you stupid little bastard. Wake up and look around you are the reason to our problem. You ignorant fuck we can never solve this if people refuse to see the truth. You are NOT welcome to my part of the country.

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      • Joe United States says:

        Fido.Dan must be in denial about Muslim immigrant rapes in Sweden.We are having a problem with 29 Somalian Muslim men and women from Minnesota that were arrested in Nashville,Tennesse for sex trafficking young Somalian and white and black girls as young as 12 to 18 years of age.They would share the girls with each other and sell them as prostitutes and they would have sex in hotels and public rest rooms and people’s homes.These girls would be abducted from school,I think that these kinds of girls went along as run away girls.I think that these girls that went along with these Somalians are from single parent(mother)homes and want to do what they want to do.Obama and Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison and Minnesota senator Norm Coleman have Somalian immigrants on their staff that speak both languages and help the Muslims get citizenship or residency so that they can vote these politicians in public office many times over.

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    • Joe United States says:

      Dan.I have read many other articles on eu times.net and Bare Naked Islam web site and many more web sites about the gang rapes in Sweden by Somalian Muslim immigrants.I do agree with you that patriarchal gender norms are part of the rape problem in Sweden but what about the immigrants?Why not blame the Swedish politicians and the feminist?It is them that allow refugees and asylum seekers in to Sweden and some of the men in these two groups will bring their “conquest through rape”with them into Sweden because they are Muslims.And this is their agenda.Not all of the immigrant rapist are Muslims,there was one man from Ethiopia.First he came to Virginia for a short time I don’t know how long he was in America.He did some violent crimes and was deported to another country,I don’t know where but he was allowed into Sweden as a refugee or asylum seeker.He was living in Sweden for about a year and then he followed a Swedish woman of 27 years old,he was 24 years old.He sat next to her on the tram.It is on some you tube videos,I have watched the videos.He walked behind her for a short distance and then he snuck behind her and smashed her in the head with rocks and when she fell to the ground,he raped her and burried her under some large rocks and she died a short time latter.I think you know who I am talking about.Her name was Elin Krantz.The double crime took place last Sepember 2010.This information is on the Internet.

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  12. GOTO Japan says:

    情報テロ、政府殺人のテイシヲ

    遠隔兵器を使った拷問心理実験が広がっています。人物や車両その他による、騒音や視覚的攻撃、言動攻撃、つきまといなどがあります。テレビ放送、人物、映画ドラマ、音楽や出版物などを使った虐待があります。幼少児にたいする人体実験や、児童拷問実験の“いじめ報道”への偽装、情報によるテロがあります。人物乗っ取りの遠隔方法により、スパイ活動者の教員や学童などへのなりすましがあります。1970年代までの拷問心理実験は海外において公開されましたが被害は拡大し続けています。特に問題なのは、遠隔技術により拷問殺人がはどめなく悲惨な形態をとっていることです。虐殺の規模、内容ともにこれほどまでのテロを続けた政体はいままでありません。どうか市民さつじんを停止してください。

    <<一度の照射であなたの一生を拷問に変える殺人兵器があります>>

    http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~terre/

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  13. Lamb United States says:

    “Many Swedish young girls experience their first sexual contact and lose their virginity raped by immigrants.”

    There, self-hating Swede retard. You’re the doom of yor nation.

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  14. Cavatus Sweden says:

    There are more to be said about Swedish immigration policy, that has completely lost foothold. Click on my English speaking site and read more about the political frenzy that is prevailing here.

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    • Joe United States says:

      What is your English speaking web site?I want to visit it.

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      • Cavatus Sweden says:

        Its name is cavatus and it is on the wordpress dot com-domain. Just search and you will find.

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        • Joe United States says:

          I have booked marked this information!Thank you.I want to know that I am a 54 year old black American man.I have met Swedish tourist on Greyhound buses and at bus stops and have talked to pick up a few words and sentences.This in the 1980′s.I have not talked to a Swedish person this century!The women are to intelligent to have Muslim immigrant men touching them with out paying for some sex.If you go the “Bare Naked Islam”web site and type in Minnesota in the search window then scroll down until you find information about 29 Somalian men and women arrested for interstate sex trafficking of underage girls from 12 -18 years old.Then there are a few links next to the first link.I don’t expect this rape epidemic in Sweden to find a “home”in America with Muslims.If this type of Muslum rape does proliferate then I expect Aryan nation militants to take care of the problem with their fire arms.They talk about doing this and I expect them to do it.We have many black men raping and some of it is brutal,but most of the rapes are not violent with slit throats or bruises.I wish that Swedish men would castrate Muslim rapist as soon as they find them.

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  15. Joe United States says:

    What does amnesty international know about any thing any way?They are an anti-white men and women international organization!

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  16. Manuela Denmark says:

    :(( When is it EVER gonna end??
    Islam does NOT belong in Europe,or in any western society!! Young muslim boys are thought,from birth,that woman who don’t wear a scarf or hijab,are SLUTS. That’s just the way it is.. They won’t change,no matter how long they’ve lived here off of OUR taxpayers money. Politicians are stupid to tolerate an ideology that is DEEPLY bigoted and misogynist and they protect it with the word “race”. Islam deeply offends me and I demand the right to say so without being labelled a “racist”,which I’m not. Try being a Christian in a Muslim country-a path strewn with pain,persecution and violence! Most are forced to flee. That is Islam,the “religion of peace” at work.
    Scandinavia cannot take care of the whole 3.rd world. Now we need to save ourselves before the muslims reach a critical mass and REALLY assert their Sharia laws and deranged values everywhere!!

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    • Joe United States says:

      It’s been two years since I first heard about these immigrant Muslim rape problems on Swedish and Scandinavian women and girls. It’s very foolish for the left wing Swedish politicians and the militant Swedish feminist and pro-Muslim immigration advocate-Swedes to allow impoverished unskilled rape crazy Muslim men into the country ! What are the young Swedish women doing about this rape problem ? You Scandinavian white people need to stop being so politically correct and begging physically attacking any Muslim man that rapes your precious young white Scandinavian women and girls !

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