Immigrants Arrested After 'Gang-Raping Woman on Facebook Live'
Police in Uppsala were contacted in the morning by a woman who said she had seen a gang rape broadcast in a closed group on the site.
“You have been raped,” one of the men said at the end of the video and then laughed, according to the viewer.
Police later confirmed they, and “many” others, had seen the footage.
The Facebook group is said to have several thousand members.
Police confirmed that they had found three men, aged between 19 and 25, and one woman at a local apartment.
The men were arrested on the spot.
Josefine Lundgren, 21, called the police when she saw the video.
Speaking to Swedish tabloid Expressen, she said she saw one of the men tear the woman’s clothes off and lie on top of her.
She also said one of the men had a gun.
Facebook Live shows a count of other people simultaneously watching the broadcast and Ms Lungren said she could see 60 other people viewing.
“Three against one hahaha,” one of the viewers wrote in the comments section underneath the video, she said.
Online witnesses told Swedish media they had also seen a second video where the same woman then denied being raped, but there was speculation as to whether or not she had done so under her own free will.
According to Sweden’s state broadcaster SVT, the men were still filming the follow-up video when the police arrived.
Facebook started offering live-streaming features at the end of 2015.
It is now regularly used by news organisations for on-the-scene reporting, between friends and peers for fun, and by anyone wanting to share thoughts or events with a wide audience.
However, it has also captured various crimes and acts of violence.
Earlier this month, four people were charged for a hate crime in the US city of Chicago after a live-streamed video on Facebook showed a mentally disabled man being tortured.
In June 2016, Antonio Perkins, 28, also from Chicago, was shot dead while live-streaming a video of himself on the site.