“The young role model of the year” is sentenced for throwing stones at the police

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Published 20 March 2023 at 12.08

Domestic. Hani Bilal Madi, 20, was praised by Aftonbladet when he cleaned up after the Koran riots in Örebro and distributed flowers to residents in the area. Now he has been sentenced to three years in prison for having himself participated in the riot and throwing stones at the police.

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It was after the Koran riots in April last year as Hani Bilal Madi was highlighted as a hero in Aftonbladet and other media.

Aftonbladet described how he had gathered “young Örebro brothers to clean up the park”. He also distributed flowers to affected Swedish homeowners in the area to show that Muslims are peaceful.

But at the turn of the year, Hani Bilal Madi was arrested for aggravated sabotage against blue light operations – as it turned out that he himself had participated in the riot .

The 20-year-old has denied committing a crime but admitted that he was there in Sveaparken and threw some stones. He claims, however, that he was there to “prevent more serious crime” and that he did not direct the stones at the police.

Örebro District Court, however, states that on at least one occasion he threw a stone aimed at a place where the police were .

Now the local immigrant profile has been sentenced to three years in prison, writes SVT Nyheter Örebro.

Hani Bilal Madi has received several awards for his tax-funded work with young people in the Vivalla ghetto in Örebro. Last year he received, among other things, half a million kroner in scholarship money from the Wallenberg Foundation.

In November, Hani was named “Young Role Model of the Year” for his work in the association “For the people” in Vivalla. In the justification, his initiative to clean up and hand out flowers after the Koran riots was explicitly mentioned.