Friday, February 17, 2017
Syrian asylum seeker jailed for life in Sweden after footage emerged of him taking part in a 2012 execution
Nemesis caught up with a Syrian refugee after a Swedish court on Thursday sentenced him to life imprisonment for participation in the 2012 mass execution of seven government troops in Syria.
The Stockholm District Court ruled that 46-year-old refugee Haisam Omar Sakhanh joined the armed group Suleiman Company in early May 2012, and shot a person dead with an assault rifle.
The seven men who were shot were part of the Syrian regime who had been captured by the independent Islamist group, which was founded in 2011.
Sakhanh had confessed to the shooting but said he should not be prosecuted because the death sentences had been made by a legitimate court, something the Swedish court rejected.
It also rejected his defense that he had been following orders.
The STockholms Tingsratt