The decision to release the men was met by shouts of joy in the spectators stand, TT reports. "Thank God," said several of them, with tears streaming down their cheeks. "I am so happy. I have never hesitated about his innocence," said the mother to one of the accused.
The men were accused of travelling to Somalia and training with the Islamist group al-Shabab to be suicide bombers. The district court had sentenced them to four years each in prison, but the court was divided on the verdict.
The court of appeal will announce its verdict on the 2nd of March. It's the first case of its kind in Sweden and has attracted a lot of attention.