The Europe News website reports today (May 18, 2012) that two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of an imam who remains in a coma nearly three months after being shot in the head in northern Sweden.
The two men -- both of whom are in their 30s -- were arrested in Skane in southern Sweden on May 15.
They are suspected of involvement in the February 22nd shooting of Obydkhon Sobitkhony Nazarov, who had served as an imam in Stromsund, where he has lived since coming to Sweden in 2006 as a political refugee from Uzbekistan.
According to prosecutor Krister Petersson, both suspects also hail from Uzbekistan. Police said they do not yet have a motive for the shooting.