‘Who knows what horrors he has been through?’ Swedish police chief sparks anger by SYMPATHISING with Somali boy, 15, charged with social worker’s murder
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The victim Miss Mezher
The head of the Swedish police has sparked outrage by expressing sympathy with the teenage asylum seeker accused of murdering social worker Alexander Mezher.
National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson, who has already admitted police cannot cope with the wave of migrant crime, said he has concerns about the ‘horrors’ and trauma the accused murderer may have witnessed.
He said he was ‘distraught’ on behalf of Miss Mezher’s family but also for the killer, saying: In an with SVT Mr Eliasson said: 'Well, you are of course distraught on behalf of everyone involved.
'Naturally, for the person killed and her family, but also for a lone young boy who commits such a heinous incident.
'What has that person been through? Under what circumstances has he grown up? What is the trauma he carries?
'This entire migration crisis shows how unfair life is in many parts of the world. We have to try to help solve this best we can.'
MailOnline has contacted Mr Eliasson for further explanation of his comments, but a spokesman would not reveal where he is.
His comments sparked angry reactions across social media, with some saying the police chief made them ‘want to vomit’.
Jenny Sundelin wrote on Twitter: ‘I vomit when I see you. You are supposed to be the person most responsible for our safety and you defend those who murder us’ Billy TheBritt added: ‘Does the nerd @dan_eliasson feel sorry for Breivik too?
What about the Trollhattan killer? Does Dan’s heart bleed for him too?’
Kent Ekeroth, a member of parliament for the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats tweeted: ‘This is where Dan Eliasson feels sorry for the guy who knifemurdered the woman at the asylum home - resign!'
Eliasson is not the first senior political figure in Sweden to demand compassion for the 15-year-old boy being held on suspicion of murder.
Marie Osth Karlsson, a senior local government commissioner, said: 'I also have to express sympathy for the man behind the crime, there is also a person behind it'
Both Eliasson and Osth Karlsson belong to the ruling Social Democrat party, which has been criticised in the past year for its handling of the migrant crisis.
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