The suspects of one of Finland’s worst hate crimes in 2020 may face charges in early June

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Remember the young Muslim who was violently attacked by a gang of white Finns in June in the Western Finnish town of Teuva? According to Fares Al-Obaidl, the police plan to conclude their investigations into the crime in early June.

What happened to Al-Obaidl last year changed his life. He moved away to Espoo to receive professional help to overcome the trauma of what happened. He takes anti-depressants.

“I was a victim of a [violent] crime and it seems that nobody is interested,” he said complaining about the length of the police investigation.

His ordeal began on a Saturday. Fares was first insulted by a group of residents from the town of Teuva and then chased by two cars on the road. Two other cars blocked the road ahead of him and had no choice but to drive the car into a ditch.

Fares tried to run away from his attackers, but it was to no avail. He was beaten so badly by them that he ended up being taken by an ambulance to a hospital in Seinäjoki.


Fares Al-Obaidl’s car after it was vandalized. The police have not ruled out a hate crime. Source: Facebook


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