A fight between two siblings in Sweden has resulted in an assault conviction for a 15-year-old boy who slapped his younger sister in the face. In court, the girl (whose age was not disclosed) admitted she had hurled a number of verbal insults at her older brother then kicked and shoved him. According to the boy, his sister started the fight by making fun of his girlfriend. Having sustained a number of kicks from his sister, the boy responded by punching her twice in the face before their mother broke up the fight. The girl called police and the boy was charged. In court, he claimed self defense, but the judge rejected that defense, citing the boy's own admission that the kicks from his little sister didn't hurt that much. Ordinarily, an assault conviction carries a prison sentence, but the judge just ordered the boy to pay a fine.
source: The Local