BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – A former Syrian rebel was sentenced to life in prison by the Stockholm District Court on Wednesday after it was discovered that the accused had participated in a massacre against a group of captured soldiers in 2011.

Haysam ‘Umar Sukhanah, 46, was a former rebel in Idlib that sought refugee status in Europe after fleeing Syria for Italy, then Sweden.

The Swedish authorities were aided by Italian police, who provided finger prints of Sukhanah during his stint in the country.

A 45-year-old Syrian man with a Swedish residency permit has been arrested for alleged war crimes in northern Syria.
Haisam Omar Sakhanh was arrested on Friday and remanded in custody in Örebro in central Sweden, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
He was detained on Monday night as part of an investigation into acts committed in the province of Idlib but the prosecutor gave no details of the alleged crimes.
The Swedish daily Expressen said he is suspected of having participated in the execution-style murder of seven men in Idlib in April 2012.
A graphic video, originally published by The New York Times in 2013, graphically shows the execution of the men with their hands tied behind their backs. It is alleged that Sakhanh was one of the executioners.
The clip, which was also posted by Expressen, shows a man suspected of being Sakhanh holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle.PIXELATED Execution FULL RES via New York Times.jpg Daily Mail

According to the Swedish courts, Sukhanah was a member of the Suleiman Group that was operating inside the Jabal Al-Zawiyah region of rural Idlib during the first two years of the Syrian conflict.

While Sukhanah stated he was only following orders, the Swedish District Court rejected this claim and issued the harshest sentence possible.

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Amin

Bad luck. He should have chosen a better destination e.g. France. That way, he would live with peace and freedom there. Do not be surprised. He is known as a moderate rebel there. List of terrorist groups active in Syria and Iraq in France or US does not include Suleiman Group 😉 .

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Michael Müller

Like he said i only fallowed orders maybe Swedish or Allies orders?

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Stern Daler

Maybe Allied or his own Takfir orders. Sweden is a neutral country. p.s. Following orders has been ruled out as reason for crimes at the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials.

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Stern Daler

IMHO You are right. The EC seems to use another list of terrorist groups. The Swedish were tipped by the Italians. p.s. The US and the old colonial powers are a better choice. But living conditions in Sweden are much better. And the US, UK and France do not take as many refugees as e.g. Sweden, Holland and Germany. Plus only native Allied war criminals get away for free. No foreign henchmen. Especially the US and UK maritime strategic view regards their foreign mercenaries as expendables and waun’t let them in even after they got unpopular in their native countries.… Read more »

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So in France they dont want you unless you can show firm evidence of own participation in war crimes against SAA or Hezbo?

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Stern Daler

France is not a good choice. Though they have different lists. War criminals go to prison. IMHO in all EC members.

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duplicitousdemocracy

Excellent. There is no place to hide for these murdering cowards. I hope he rots in jail for the rest of his miserable life.

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Stern Daler

Send him to visit Assad. Spend no Swedish crown to feed war criminals. p.s. Obeying orders as reason was already ruled out at the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials. Only US war criminals get away for free.

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duplicitousdemocracy : +100!
Nope Stern : back home he may manage to get amnesty… Now be sure that other murderers gonna think twice before asking for refugee status in the EU. Well, he’s in some way lucky : Swede jails are clean and nice.
In France he’d get the same but jails are really dirty and he’d be used as a woman in the showers…

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Stern Daler

Deport him – No asylum for war criminals. Not even in jail.

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

A monster less 🙂

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Stern Daler

No. He is still there. Send him to Syria.

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To that Shamnesty prison for one quick non-fake-news hanging.

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No deportation to countries where one may face death penalty. Sorry Stern, we’re committed into global ban of death penalty. BTW, such rat is for death penalty, it’d be too nice for him, let him regret his acts until his last breath.

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I know: “No deportation to countries where one may face death penalty.” But I do not like it and I can canvas for a divergent solution. Democracy! Economy! I come from a refugee family. We can accept and host one refugee for one year for every month they’d sit in jail. They knew what they did. And if we opted to hand them back and over. They’d also know the risk to go for the flesh pots in Western Europe. They have no right to come here. They have no right to asylum. They fled because they are criminals. Send… Read more »

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death is the correct sentence send him back to Syria.

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Stern Daler

Yes. I think so too.

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Nestor Arapa

En Siria no hay pena de muerte.

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Meh. Tell that to the thousands of zombiecided Daeshistanis.

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Wrong Nestor. Hanging in Syria, thus, not a lot death penalty used to be pronounced before the war, usually about a dozen/year only for aggravated murder only. Syria is a good client for being one of the next countries to ban death penalty, 3 of its neighbours having already banned it : Turkey, Lebanon and Israel. Thus, Turkey has serious records of extrajudicial executions and Israel often liquidates terrorists, thus, legally speaking, they’re considered enemy fighters. If captured, they aren’t executed.

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Stern Daler

Yes. But how can You give clemency in the face of millions starving? No capital punishment is a matter of resources. IMHO we lack the resources to host thousands of jihadist criminals. How can we starve the innocent to save the resources to let the guilty live? p.s. I am opposed.

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Michael Müller

Like he said “i only followed orders”,now who was the leader of the terrorist group and who founded them and gave them the instructions? Maybe Sweden and their allies?

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Stern Daler

Sweden is not into this war. A neutral country with a tradition to accept refugees. Following orders has been ruled out as reason at the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials. Only native Allied war criminals get away for free. No foreign henchmen.

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So basically this dude is too brown and non-exceptional to be excused for war crimes.

Too bad. Send the dumb fk to Assad.

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Daeshbags Sux

No excuses for war crimes or crimes against humanity under EU laws (well, maybe not the Brits but have they ever been in the EU? Yes on paper but if you consider facts…)

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Stern Daler

Mentally never even before Brexit. ROFL.

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Due to ‘awaiting moderation’, this may be seen twice, but :
“A neutral country”
=> Not anymore! Sweden=EU => EU defence treaty… Attack an EU country and you will see Gripens with a blue roundel and 3 crowns on coming for you soon. Attack Sweden and youwon’t have to face Gripens, very soon Rafales, Typhoons, Tornados, Mirage-2000s, F-16, F-18 and even Harriers and Corsair II will follow… Moreover, 2 entities can summon NATO : UN and EU. The US alone can’t… I don’t call it neutral…

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Stern Daler

EU is a union of states. Most countries are in NATO but some neutral. Union defends each other – any problem? p.s. Yes. It was almost down yesterday.

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Nestor Arapa

Excelente noticia, espero que siga con la misma política Suecia… Si este terrorista iba a Francia, seguro lo hubieran considerado perseguido político.

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Are you crazy? Assassinating POWs is a war crime, hey, France signed the ICC treaty, we’re not USA! We’d jail even our own soldiers if they were caught doing this!

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Yes. All continental EC countries AFAIK. p.s. Pulling Your leg: Only in theory. Or did the French get those that killed Peiper?

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Exactly, Nestor! Very well said. And the main reason behind it is that the French regime is entirely controled by Tel Aviv since Nicolas Sarkozy was “elected” president with the help of the CIA. As for how law-abiding the French regime really has been throughout its blood stained history, look up the unspeakable, systematic war crimes committed by the French army during the war of decolonization in Algeria (systematic torture, mass-rapes, summary executions and barbaric murders including of newborn infants etc). Even a zionist globalist like their presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has called the colonization of Algeria a “crime against… Read more »