A Malaysian couple accused of hitting their children in Sweden stood trial in Stockholm on Tuesday, facing up to ten years in prison if found guilty. One of their children said the frequency of the beatings meant they no longer hurt.

The couple stood trial in the Solna District Court on Tuesday on charges of gross violation of their children's integrity (grov fridskränkning) and for assault.

The father said during an interrogation that he only hit his children the second time that they had done something wrong in an effort to "discipline them".

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