About 58% of persons convicted in Sweden of rape and attempted rape over the past five years were born abroad, SVT Nyheter reported adding that it had counted all court convictions to present a complete picture of the situation. According to the data provided, 40% of them were from the Middle East and North Africa. Furthermore, in cases of heavy violence and collective rapes, the proportion of migrants is 84%. In 2017, there were 190,000 complaints of sexual assaults. 6,715 of them were rape attacks. 142 of them were found guilty.
On August 25, the pro-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) will hold a major rally in the city of Stockholm. Police gave the group permission to gather in the central Kungsholm borough. However, it promised to contribute additional security measrues to prevent provocations during the rally.
The NMR does not hold any seats in the Swedish parliament yet. Nonetheless, it is preparing to run in the upcoming election, which will take place on September 9, in at least three municipalities: Kungalv, Ludvika and Boden.