137 Uzbeks in Sweden are fugitives, says ex-Swedish PM

Staff Report

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Within Sweden, 137 Uzbek nationals are in hiding in defiance of extradition orders, tweeted Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister Wednesday (April 12).

The Swedish security situation became news after an Uzbek national, Rakhmat Akilov, allegedly drove a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm April 7, killing four people. Akilov is in custody and has confessed, say police.

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