The civil society pays the price for its government’s irresponsibility in allowing mass hordes of people (mostly men of fighting age, many with military and terrorist experience) into their country.

Same in Finland, with twin brothers who were involved in the bloody massacre in Tikrit Iraq, where hundreds of unarmed cadets were shot to death.

Man held on accusations of war crimes in Syria

Man held on accusations of war crimes in Syria

The suspect, centre, in court on Thursday. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Published: 25 Feb 2016 17:20 GMT+01:00

He was arrested in central Stockholm in the early hours of Tuesday and was on Thursday remanded in custody after a preliminary hearing into the case was held at Stockholm District Court.

“He purports to be a Syrian citizen and has travelled to Sweden. The case is based on information and images that have appeared on the internet,” prosecutor Reena Devgun told the TT newswire.

The hearing was held behind closed doors, but according to Devgun the man admits he has worked for the Syrian regime, but denies taking part in any violence or fighting.

“All I can say is that he’s been on the Syrian army’s side, and he denies any criminal offence,” said his defence lawyer Johan Åkermark.

However, the court remanded the man in custody while the investigation continues.

The suspect, who Swedish radio reported arrived in Sweden in July and sought asylum in the country, is suspected of having committed the offence at some point between March 2012 and July 2015.

“It is one single incident, but we have not been able to establish exactly when it took place,” said Devgun.

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