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Afghan migrant got asylum to avoid rape, now rapes a 15-year-old Swedish girl 

Emma R

Ruhollah Karimi, 17, was granted asylum in Sweden, in 2017. As grounds for asylum, he stated that he is afraid of being sexually assaulted in his native country, Afghanistan, where there is a tradition of “dancing boys”, who are gang-raped by older men.

However, less than a year later he participated in a gang rape of a 15-year-old Swedish girl. He was convicted, but not expelled – because “he is still in danger of being raped in Afghanistan.” 

Two migrants from Afghanistan were recently convicted of serious rape of a 15-year-old girl. The assault took place on 2 September, 2, in 2018 under a bridge next to the central station in Stockholm.

Ruhollah Karimi, was sentenced to institutional care for ten months. The prosecutor called for expulsion, but the District Court believes that he is still at risk of being sexually assaulted in Afghanistan, and he may therefore stay in Sweden.

Mahdi Mohammadi, 19, was sentenced to prison for two years and six months. He will be expelled from Sweden, but is welcome back in 2028.

The judgment states that he lied about his age to the Swedish Migration Agency. And according to them, he should have left the country a year before the rape, which could thus have been prevented.

The two gang rapists will also pay a total of €17,000 in damages to the girl.