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Syrian asylum seeker is jailed for life in Sweden after horrifying footage emerged of him taking part in the execution of seven men in 2012


Refugee Haisam Sakhanh, 46, was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday
Sakhanh had joined the armed group Suleiman Company in early May 2012, and shot a person dead with an assault rifle
Sakhanh had confessed to the shooting but said he should not be prosecuted
A judge said victim was shot dead along six others under 'cruel circumstances'


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/02/16/13/3D4B089200000578-4230578-image-m-128_1487250317094.jpgA Swedish court on Thursday sentenced a Syrian man 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.


Judge Tomas Zander said the victim, who was not identified, was shot dead along with six others 'under particularly cruel circumstances'.


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.


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The Stockholm District Court sentenced 46-year-old refugee Haisam Omar Sakhanh to life imprisonment after ruling that he joined the armed group Suleiman Company in early May 2012, and shot a person dead with an assault rifle


The Islamist armed group captured the men during an attack at the beginning of May 2012, and the seven were shot to death less than two days later, according to Stockholms Tingsratt.


In the years since the execution, it has been impossible to identify the victims.


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.


 



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