Swedish Politician Patrik Liljeglod Says He Was ‘Raped for His Beliefs’
A Swedish politician said in a Facebook post that he was raped at knifepoint in July because of his left-leaning political views, BBC News reported. “I was brutally treated and raped at knifepoint on the pretext that I was a left-wing [expletive], that people like us like this, and finally that I was a traitor,” said Patrik Liljeglod, a group leader of the Left Party. Local media report investigators and forensics labs are working on case in central Sweden. Police spokesman Stefan Dangardt said “it is obviously a hate crime” if the alleged assault was motivated by Liljeglod's political beliefs.