Abdullah Mohamed

08.02.2017 ( Last modified: 10.01.2018 )
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Facts

The accused allegedly committed war crimes while fighting with Syrian government forces in the country’s civil war between March 2012 and July 2015.

Legal procedure

Based on information provided by Syrian refugees and activists, Syrian national Mohamed Abdullah was arrested in Stockholm on 23 February 2016. The 31-year old was accused of committing war crimes in Syria and remanded in custody by the Stockholm District Court on 25 February 2016. Mohamed Abdullah, who came to Sweden in July 2015, admitted to working for the Syrian regime during the time in question but denied taking part in the fighting. In March 2016, he was released without charge due to a lack of corroborating evidence.

On 14 September 2017, Swedish prosecutors brought new charges against Mohamed Abdullah. He was accused of violating the personal dignity of five dead and severely injured persons.

On 25 September 2017, he was sentenced to 8 months in prison.