The prosecutor Anna Arnell picked out that Azizul had clearly admitted that he hit his children to discipline them, even after the questioner clarified that they were asking only and specifically during the time they were living in Sweden, a country where there’s a ban on hitting children. Azizul answered that he was nervous and so has misunderstood the police’s question. “It was my first time being interrogated by the police. I was so nervous my brain didn’t work, and I thought the question meant if I had ever hit them throughout their whole life,” he told the Solna district court this Monday. Sweden has outlawed corporal punishment since 1979, which means that Azizul and his wife Shalwati Nurshal can face up to almost six years in prison if they are found guilty.