Rappers Yasin and Haval Khalil sentenced in Swedish rival kidnapping case

This Wednesday, the verdict was delivered in the Vårby case, where the rappers Yasin Mahamoud and Haval Kahlil, as well as several people from the network Vårby, were charged with preparation and involvement in the kidnapping of a famous Swedish artist. Yasin Mahamoud is sentenced to ten months in prison for preparation for kidnapping and Haval Kahlil to two years and six months in prison for complicity in kidnapping and theft committed by the artist at a later date.

Much of the evidence in this case is based on discussions via the EncroChat encrypted communications network. The prosecution said the kidnapping plans were already initiated on March 28 last year and the actions of Age “Were of the utmost importance in enabling the deed to be carried out,” the court wrote in the judgment. Through communications, the network leader Spring Village, Chihab Lamouri, allegedly ordered the so-called captain of the network to coordinate the kidnapping of the artist.

Suspension of the plan

To help him it seems he will use the rapper Age, which he already knows. The plan was that Age lures the artist into a studio and is later ripped from a car in a red light. But everything was interrupted. A few weeks later, the plans resumed, but then with the rapper Haval Kahlil who took over the task of attracting the young artist. When the whole thing launched in April 2020, the artist was taken to an apartment in the south of Stockholm where he was held while being beaten, threatened, dressed in degrading clothing, photographed and forced to donate gold chains and a very valuable Rolex watch.

A sentence of a year and a half in total for Yasin

Haval must not have participated in the real events in the apartment and his involvement must therefore be assessed as an accessory to kidnapping, writes the district court in the judgment. In addition to the rappers, the leader of the network Vårby is also condemned, Chihab Lamouri, a former national youth football player and four others for kidnapping and theft in connection with the incident. Since Age relapsed into crime, the district court ruled that he would also serve a remainder of his previously remaining prison sentence, resulting in a total custodial sentence of a year and a half.

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