Published October 11, 2016
A wheelchair-bound woman was gang raped by six asylum seekers, Swedish police have said.
The unnamed disabled woman had asked to use a toilet at a nearby asylum center after sharing a taxi with one of its residents.
But after she was invited inside, the woman, in her 30s, was attacked by the man and six of his fellow migrants.
A furious group of more than 100 Swedes have since attacked the centre in Visby, pelting it with rocks.
The victim's lawyer Staffan Fredriksson told local newspaper Aftonbladlet: "She followed him in and had no fears that something would happen.
"Then the man took advantage of the situation. The abuse started in the toilet.
“Where they came from we don’t know. This was going on for a couple of hours.
“She got paralyzed in this situation and was not able to bring herself to resist physically, other than saying no.”
He added: "She is completely broken down."
Five men, all aged in their 20s, have since been arrested by Swedish police following the incident on October 2.
They are yet to release the men's nationalities or identities.
Sweden has been at the forefront of efforts to accept migrants fleeing conflicts in places like Syria and Afghanistan.
Last year alone it is estimated to have taken in more than 200,000 asylum seekers - around 2 percent of its population.
Germany, by comparison, accepted the equivalent of 1 percent over the same period.