Youths Freed in Riot Trial
The two young men who stood accused after the Rosengård riots in Malmö last year have been found not guilty. The 18 and 21 year old were accused of rioting and assault on police officers.
During the unrest in the suburb of Rosengård in Malmö, in the south of Sweden, stones and bottles were thrown, fireworks were ignited and cars, rubbish bins and trailers were burnt down. The prosecutor pushed for prison sentences, but the court ruled that it was not proven that the two young men had played such leading roles in the riots as the prosecution claimed.
One of the reasons for the acquittal may be question marks in the identification process of the 21 year old.