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Two Afghan migrants revealed as those arrested over horrific three-hour rape streamed on Facebook Live in Sweden
Victim had clothes pulled off by armed men and was sexually assaulted before cops arrived and turned off the camera
The Sun, BY PATRICK KNOX
26th January 2017, 8:48 am<
TWO migrants from Afghanistan have reportedly been arrested over the three-hour gang rape of a woman that was broadcast on Facebook Live.
The two men, aged 18 and 20, who are both from Afghanistan, were arrested in the city at the weekend after police were tipped off by social media users, it was reported by The Local newspaper.
Two of the alleged attackers pose with what looks like a revolver during the live-stream attack.
This is reportedly the moment a police officer arrived at the scene and confronted the attackers.
The third man, a Swedish citizen aged 24 according to court documents seen by The Local, was detained on suspicion of failing to reveal rape which shocked the world after it appeared on Facebook live.
The three, who cannot be legally identified under Swedish law, have not been charged.
In Sweden a person suspected of a serious crime can be detained without being charged with the approval of a court.
But this is only if there is a risk they will flee the country.
According to the Local, the men deny the accusations.
“I have seen stronger evidence in my days,” the 24-year-old’s lawyer, Andreas Welin, told Sweden’s largest news agency TT after the pre-trial hearing.
The lawyer representing the 20-year-old, Christer Söderberg, says: “A woman is said to have been raped in an apartment. He is suspected of that.
“He denies any criminal offence, he has given in my opinion a perfectly coherent story about what happened.
“I cannot go into details, but he has told me in a way that is not contradicted by anything else.”
An online witness said the victim had her clothes pulled off by armed men and was sexually assaulted before cops arrived and turned off the camera.
The horrific assault took place in an apartment in Uppsala, Sweden.
Police rushed to the scene after they were tipped off by someone watching the live stream in horror.
The victim was apparently close to unconscious as the she was assaulted.
Witness Josefine Lundgren, 21, called the police immediately when she tuned into the live footage.
Background to case of alleged gang rape in Sweden shown on Facebook Live
21-year-old Josefine Lundgren saw the live-stream and tipped off the cops.
The attack reported took place in Uppsala, Sweden, near Stockholm.
She told Sweden’s Expressen: “He pulled her clothes off and lay on top of her.”
A few hours later she saw a uniformed policeman interrupt broadcast as he arrived at the scene. He confronted the men and demanded they come to the station before shutting off the webcam.
Another person watching the stream told the paper: “I first thought it was a poorly orchestrated joke.”
“The first thing you think is ‘how can you do such a thing to a girl? And how can you do it live when you know that you are going to go there?'” a former member of the closed group told the Expressen.
“I think of course it is screwed, totally sick,” they added.
Regional police have begun an investigation and the apartment is being examined by forensic scientists.