Swedish Police Release Former Somali Militiaman Accused of War Crimes
He was detained Sunday night while in Sweden to attend an aid conference. Local Somalis gave Swedish police a videotape allegedly showing him interrogating and executing two Somali men.
His arrest opened old wounds and provoked anger among his supporters. During a hearing before his release, dozens of Somalis gathered outside a police station, demanding his freedom and carrying signs warning Sweden to stay out of Somali clan rivalry.