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Swedish court upholds rape verdict for man in Nobel scandal

Swedish court upholds rape verdict for man in Nobel scandal
Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault arrives to the Svea Hovratt appeal court on the third day of his appeal trial in Stockholm, Sweden, November 14, 2018. Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency/via REUTERS -
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish appeals court on Monday upheld a guilty verdict in a rape case against Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the centre of a scandal that forced the Swedish Academy to postpone the 2018 Nobel literature prize.

The court also found him guilty of a second rape and increased his prison sentence by six months to 2-1/2 years in prison.

Arnault is married to Academy member Katarina Frostenson and the accusations against him have sparked a bitter feud among its members. The Academy picks winners for the Nobel literature prize.

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; Editing by Simon Johnson)

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