Men Arrested After Woman Was Raped Via Facebook Live
3 Men Arrested After Woman Was Raped Via Facebook Live Stream

Three men, including two migrants from Afghanistan, have been arrested over the alleged three-hour gang rape of a woman in Uppsala, Sweden, that was broadcast on Facebook Live.

It was reported that police received several calls Sunday morning from people who claimed to be watching a Facebook Live stream of two men sexually assaulting a woman who appeared to be unconscious or intoxicated.

When police arrived, they discovered three men, including two, aged 18 and 20, who are both from Afghanistan, and a third man, aged, 24, who is a Swedish citizen, according to a Swedish newspaper.

"The nationalities of the accused are controversial because Sweden, like Germany and other European countries, is having a fierce debate over immigrants and refugees," a local media reported.

It has been noted that this is the second alleged rape involving Afghan immigrants in Sweden in three months.

Facebook Live stream case may be difficult to prosecute if there are no existing recordings of the live stream.

Local media reported the video had been removed and police were appealing for anyone who has a copy of the footage to hand it over.