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Swedish killer found guilty of crimes against humanity

Published måndag 18 december 2006 kl 13.57
Photograph of Jackie Arklöv, taken in Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina in 1995

Jackie Arklöv, who is already serving a life sentence for the murder of two Swedish policemen, was a mercenary with the Bosnian-Croat army in 1993.

He is the first person to go on trial in Sweden accused of crimes against humanity and was given an eight year prison sentence by a court in Stockholm.

The court heard how he tortured, beat and humiliated muslims in a camp in Mostar where he worked as a guard.

A court in Bosnia-Hercegovina jailed him for the same crimes in 1995, but after being transferred to a prison in Sweden he was released because of a lack of evidence.

Arklöv, who had been involved in Nazi groups in the past, was part of a gang which killed two policemen after a botched bank robbery in southern Sweden, in 1999.

He was also ordered to pay compensation to eleven former detainees in the camp.

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