Tuesday, January 12, 2016

France24, AFP, 11 January 2016: Swedish police withheld reports of sexual assaults at music fest

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Documents sent by police to AFP show allegations of 17 sexual assaults and one rape during the 2014 music festival, and 19 sexual assaults and one rape last year.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday was critical of the police and their handling of the incident.
"I feel a very strong anger that young women are not able to go to a music festival without being offended, sexually harassed and attacked," Lofven told reporters.
"It is a major democratic problem for the whole of our country," he said of the police failure to release timely information of the incidents to the public.
Authorities have promised a full investigation.