UPDATE FROM G�TEBORG Oct 16 2001
On the morning of Tuesday 16th of October, 17 people were arrested in pre-dawn raids at their homes in several cities and towns across Sweden. Of the 17, two were released the same day after having admitted responsibility. The arrests were in conjunction with the protests at the EU Top Meeting in Gothenburg last June. Upon arrest for the crimes of "violent rioting" and "incitement to riot" the detainees were transported to several police stations in Gothenburg. An additional 3 individuals were 'arrested' in their absence and are currently being sought by the police. The rest are awaiting arraignment.
Additionally 4 people are still in custody in police stations since the anti-EU protests last June. Although they were already convicted in the court of appeal, none of them has been moved to prison yet. This prolonged detention has been criticised by many human rights groups around the world as an inhumane and illegal punishment.
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