Swedish man arrested for under skirt pics

A 46-year-old Swedish man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual harassment after photographing several young women under their skirts with the help of a concealed camera.

The man, from Kristianstad in southern Sweden, was arrested on Friday after a witness caught him snapping pics with a camera hidden in a shoulder-bag.

The witness was sitting on a balcony and could watch as the man approached several women in the centre of the town, according to reports in local newspaper Kvällsposten.

In one case the 46-year-old followed a girl of six-seven years of age walking with her mother and tried to take a photograph under the child’s skirt.

The man was arrested on Friday and was later released on Saturday but remains under suspicion pending further inquiries. Police have seized computers from his home.

Police have not yet been able to identify the women who have been subjected to the man’s unwanted photography.

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Swiss woman stands trial for attempting to join Islamic State

A 31-year-old woman from Winterthur who tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State (IS) is standing trial under Swiss anti-terror laws.

Swiss woman stands trial for attempting to join Islamic State
The federal criminal court in Bellinzona. Photo: Swiss Confederation/OFCL

The alleged ‘jihadi tourist' appeared before Switzerland's federal criminal court in Bellinzona on Friday, the Swiss news agency SDA reported. 

In December 2015, the woman, accompanied by her four-year-old child, attempted to travel to Syria via Greece and Turkey in order to join IS, the authorities allege. 

Her intended destination was Raqqa, which was at the time an IS stronghold in Syria.

The woman was prevented from continuing her journey by the Greek authorities and was arrested at Zurich airport on her return to Switzerland in January 2016. 

The Swiss attorney general's office filed an indictment against the Swiss national for offences under the federal law that bans terror groups including Isis. 

According to the indictment, the woman radicalized herself through internet propaganda after converting to Islam in 2009.

It says the Swiss national believed it was the duty of all Muslims to support IS.

She said she rejected western values.

This is only the second case concerning a so-called ‘jihadi tourist' to go before Switzerland's federal criminal court. 

The first prosecution of its kind took place in 2016, when a 26-year-old man was found guilty of attempting to travel to join Isis and given an 18-month suspended jail sentence.

Islamic State has been banned in Switzerland since 2014.