Three people have been jailed for gang raping a woman and broadcasting the horrific attack on Facebook Live.

Reza Mohammed Ahmadi, 21, was jailed for two years and four months for rape and accessory to rape, while Maysam Afshar, 18, was sentenced to one year in prison for rape.

Afshar’s sentenced was reduced because of his age.

Both men are Afghan citizens who live in Sweden, where the attack took place.

Emil Khodagholi, a 21-year-old Swede, was jailed for six months for aggravated defamation for posting the rape on Facebook and failing to report it.

Three men jailed for gang raping woman on Facebook Live
A flood of comments came in during the broadcast

Footage of the rape was posted in a private Facebook group with 60,000 members, some of whom reported it to police.

The Swedish court heard Khodagholi had encouraged his friends, and ‘laughed’ while filming the attack on his phone.

All three men pleaded not guilty, with Ahmadi and Afshar claiming the sex was consensual, and Khodagholi arguing he was unaware the victim didn’t want the images to be posted online.

But prosecutors said the woman was ‘heavily drunk’ and ‘under the influence of drugs’, which the men must have realised.

Three men jailed for gang raping woman on Facebook Live
One man was seen holding a gun

Judge Nils Palbrant said: ‘It’s not possible for a person in such a situation to consent.’

The three men were also ordered to pay a total of 335,000 kronor (£29,800) to the victim in damages.

Josefine Lundgren, who reported the rape to the police after noticing it on Facebook, told Swedish site Expressen: ‘He pulled her clothes off and lay on top of her.’

‘I hope these guys are ashamed and realise what they have done.’

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