A 12-year-old boy in the Swedish city of Helsingborg is beaten up by an Arab immigrant because he has blue eyes.
A 15-year-old boy in Helsingborg has been sentenced for assault and threatening another boy because of his blue eyes.
The 15-year-old immigrant had asked the Swedish boy what color eyes he had, according to the District Court. The boy replied “blue green”. The 15-year-old [Arabs] took this as a provocation for unknown reasons.
Two witnesses say they saw the 15-year-old slap the boy in the face and say he would continue beating him at the school break. The 15-year-old was convicted for illegal threats and beatings with a daily fine.
The 15-year-old denied the crime, claiming that he was misunderstood because of language difficulties – since his first language is Arabic.
The incident has not been reported as a hate crime.