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Swedish authorities are seeking the cooperation of the Kurdistan Regional Government to extradite suspects in “honor killing” cases to Sweden.

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Swedish police are seeking the cooperation of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to hand over the father of a Kurdish 19-year-old, Maria Barin, who was the victim of an “honor killing”, as well as suspects in other similar crimes.

Link: http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurds/5615.html

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In Sweden, police are continuing an investigation involving a possible “honor” killing.

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In Sweden, police are continuing an investigation involving a possible “honor” killing.

Link: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/11/26/Honor-killing-alleged-in-Swedish-case/UPI-85271353937421/

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In Sweden, a man and a woman have been remanded into custody by Attunda district court in Sollentuna on suspicion of having subjected their daughter to female genital mutilation (FGM).

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In Sweden, a man and a woman have been remanded into custody by Attunda district court in Sollentuna on suspicion of having subjected their daughter to female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Sweden moves to outlaw forced marriages

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Anyone in Sweden who forces someone else to get married against their will can be sent to prison, according to proposed legislation presented Thursday which aims to criminalize forced marriages.

Via:[http://www.thelocal.se/41012/20120524/]

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Six out of ten mosques in Sweden gave women advice about how to deal with spousal abuse and polygamy that contradicted Swedish law, a media investigation has revealed.

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Six out of ten mosques in Sweden gave women advice about how to deal with spousal abuse and polygamy that contradicted Swedish law, a media investigation has revealed.

Using hidden cameras and telephone recording equipment, two women posing as abused spouses visited ten of Sweden’s largest mosques as part of a report put together by Sveriges Television (SVT) investigative news programme “Uppdrag granskning”.

The women then asked leaders at the mosques for advice about how to address issues such as polygamy, assault and non-consensual sex.

Six out of the ten mosques visited by the women, who had also claimed that their husbands had multiple wives, told them that they should nevertheless agree to have sex with their husbands even if they didn’t want to.

Six of the mosques also advised the women against reporting spousal abuse to the police. Leaders at another mosque were divided on the issue, while women received vague advice from yet another mosque.

Only two of the mosques gave the women clear advice directing them to report their abusive husbands to police.

The women were also told by nine of the ten mosques that men had the right – under certain circumstances – to have more than one wife.

Via:[http://www.thelocal.se/40866/20120516/]

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Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks was the target of a planned attack in Gothenburg earlier this month, according to reports.

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Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has received death threats for drawing cartoons of the Propher Mohammed, was the target of a planned attack in Gothenburg earlier this month, according to reports.

Via:[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/sweden/8778999/Swedish-cartoonist-target-of-foiled-attack.html]

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Swedish Supreme Court lets ruling stand in Hogsby ‘honor’ killing case

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The Supreme Court of Sweden will not re-open the Hogsby ‘honor’ killing case, the Court announced on Monday. The Gota Court of Appeal sentenced the parents of the previously convicted 23-year-old to ten years in prison, in the beginning of July. After they have served their sentence they will be deported from Sweden for life.

Via:[http://www.thelocal.se/35416/20110808/]

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Sweden to help youth escape forced marriages

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Sweden will teach its diplomats how to protect Swedish youth from forced marriages they could be subjected to while travelling abroad, ministers said Tuesday.

via:[http://www.swedishwire.com/politics/10277-sweden-to-help-youth-escape-forced-marriages-]

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Gruesome details emerge in ‘honour killing’ retrial

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The re-trial of the so-called Hogsby ‘honour killing’ opened in southern Sweden on Monday with the parents of the man previously convicted for brutally stabbing, beating, and scalding the 20-year-old victim to death now also under suspicion: police revealed at the time that Rezai had been scalded with hot oil, hit with a variety of objects, and repeatedly stabbed in the back and chest, with the majority of the wounds sustained after his death.

via:[http://www.thelocal.se/34326/20110613/]

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Swedish court remands parents for ‘honour’ killing

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The Swedish Supreme Court has ruled to remand the parents of man convicted of a so-called “honor” killing in Högsby, southern Sweden in 2005, the first time it has issued a remand ruling since the 1980s.

via:[http://www.thelocal.se/33694/20110510/#]

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