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No detention for woman accused of locking her children up

Published fredag 20 februari 2015 kl 15.28
Den 59-åriga kvinnan anländer till Kristianstad tingsrätt. Foto: Josefin Modig/Sveriges Radio
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The 59-year-old woman arrives at the Kristianstad district court. Photo: Josefin Modig/Sveriges Radio
Polisens tekniker på väg ut från porten till hyreshuset där den anhållna kvinnan och barnen bodde.
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Police examine the Bromölla apartment on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Kristianstads Tingsrätt
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The Kristianstad district court. Photo: Leif Jönsson/Sveriges Radio

The woman who was arrested Wednesday in Bromölla, southern Sweden on suspicion of keeping her three children captive for over a decade has not been detained.

The detention hearing took place Friday afternoon in the Kristianstad district court.

Chief prosecutor, Pär Andersson, presented his application for a detention order on Friday morning but the court turned it down. However, the woman is still a suspect, news agency TT reports.

On Wednesday evening, police entered the apartment where the woman, 59, was living with her three now grown children. A neighbor had apparently called the police after she heard neighbours fighting in the stairwell of the apartment building.

The woman’s defense attorney, Thomas Ljungdahl, told news agency TT that she denies the accusations against her and that she in no way restricted her children’s freedom of movement.

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