he authorities decided to relocate some of the refugees from the Signalisten asylum after reports on Saturday that the boy was being subjected to repeated rape there. However, the asylum staff were unable to complete the transfer by themselves as they were met by hostile attitude from the refugees, so they called the police.
With Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven stating on Monday that more staff are needed among the police dealing with an influx of asylum seekers, it’s clear that the authorities and the police are struggling to keep things under control.
“Many of the problems we are now facing help to prove the point that Swedish police have long been underfunded and understaffed,” Police Union Director Lena Nitz, told TT news agency.
Just this Monday a young woman, a refugee center worker in Mölndal, was stabbed to death when an argument broke out at the center for underage unaccompanied refugees. Alexandra Mezher, 22, was taken to hospital with severe injuries and later died.
She was stabbed by a 15-year-old boy who was later arrested on suspicion of murder. Mezher’s thesis was titled ‘The Road to Non-Criminal – A Lifestyle Change’. She believed that creating a trustful relationship with people was key for a social worker. The center where she worked housed 10 youths aged between 14 and 17.