Swedish police stand by police cars outside a house used as a temporary shelter for asylum seekers in Boliden in northeastern Sweden Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after police raided the house. (Robert Granstrom/TT via AP)
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A 45-year-old Syrian man with a Swedish residency permit has been arrested for alleged war crimes in northern Syria, officials said Tuesday.Haisam Omar Sakhanh, was arrested Friday and remanded in custody in Orebro, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) west of Stockholm. After the civil war in Syria broke out in 2011, Sakhanh became a leading opposition figure who actively protested against the Syrian government's abuses, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.Sakhanh was released by police after questioning and then disappeared.
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