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The Local - 15 maj 19 kl. 16:49

How a small Swedish town ended up at the centre of a sect murder



In Sweden, the small town of Knutby became infamous 15 years ago when a local church congregation was linked to an attempted double murder. As three former members of the "sect-like" congregation face new charges unrelated to the previous court case, here are the key things to know about what's known in Sweden as the 'Knutby drama'..
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