In Malmö, Sweden, two security officers employed by security company Svensk Bevakningstjänst, detained the boy and his friend after they were thrown off a train for travelling without a ticket.
Eyewitness reports that one of the officers bashed the 9 year olds head against the concrete tile floor while asking for his name, but he was unable to answer since he couldn't speak Swedish. Upon one person in the crowd started to film this sequence.
It is not the first time we see this kind of racism in Sweden. It is worst for everyday. They are not respecting any human rights and now not even the basic child rights. This is horrifying! - Andre S
In the video, published by local newspaper Sydsvenskan, a guard is seen pushing the boy onto the ground, sitting on him and holding his hands over his mouth.
In the video, published by local newspaper Sydsvenskan, a guard is seen pushing the boy onto the ground, sitting on him and holding his hands over his mouth. The boy can be heard reciting the Islamic prayer the Shahada ('There is only one God, and Muhammad is his Prophet').
As the guard tries to quiet the child's screams by covering the his nose and mouth with his gloved hand, The child starts to yell out a prayer which is according to the news papers a prayer whom is used when someone is stod before death.
The security company is contracted by station owner Jernhusen. Cecilia Granath, spokeswoman for Jernhusen, said her company had been in contact with the security firm since the incident came to light.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy towards excessive violence,” she told The Local.
“Clearly this looks very unpleasant on video, but right now we have too little information to draw a conclusion. However, we have a very good partnership with the security company. It is carrying out an internal investigation and we will await its findings.”