/Stockholm truck attack suspect pleads guilty to terrorism at trial

Stockholm truck attack suspect pleads guilty to terrorism at trial

An Uzbek asylum hunter has actually begged guilty to fees of terrorism for a truck attack that eliminated 5 individuals in Stockholm in 2015. As the test of the strike’s just suspicious opened up, defense attorney Johan Eriksson informed the court the objective of the strike “was to prompt anxiety and also to obtain Sweden to finish its involvement in the union versus the Islamic State (IS).”

Replacement Principal District attorney Hans Ihrman informed the Stockholm Area Court that a lot of the targets suffered irreversible injuries such as mental retardation and also hearing problems, and also mentioned legs being truncated. Ihrman claimed he desired the suspect, 39- year-old Rakhmat A, to be deported from Sweden after offering any kind of sentence bied far.

District attorneys are looking for a life sentence for the implicated assaulter, that got to the court using an eco-friendly fleece coat.

A view of the site where the truck drove into a crowd and into a department store in Stockholm (Reuters/D. Armada)

A sight of the website where the vehicle drove right into a group and also right into an outlet store in Stockholm

Pre-attack preparation

The cost sheet mentions the suspicious wished to “develop anxiety in the populace” and also implicates him of intending the strike, specifying he went to numerous places in main Stockholm before the attack. He is likewise accuseded of subjecting 150 other individuals to the danger of fatality or severe injury.

The 39- year-old suspect had formerly admitted to carrying out the fatal attack and also had actually been remanded in pre-trial apprehension because the case.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lays flowers and a candle at the attack scene (Getty Images/AFP/J. Nackstrand)

Swedish Head Of State Stefan Lofven lays blossoms and also a candle light at the strike scene

The strike

A pirated beer vehicle rammed right into the high end Ahlens chain store on the hectic Drottninggatan road, a significant pedestrianized buying location in the facility of the city and also over the city’s primary train terminal. 

A spokesperson for transportation firm Spendrups informed the French information company AFP that the vehicle “had actually been swiped throughout a distribution to a dining establishment.”

The location was cordoned off and also huge varieties of cops and also emergency situation solutions went to the scene. All train web traffic was likewise shut down in the city and also the parliament was placed on lockdown.


kp/rc (AFP, AP, Reuters)