Sunday, January 16

Government wants to broaden terrorism legislation – News (Ekot)

Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson (S) presents further measures to strengthen security in Sweden at a press conference in Rosenbad.

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  • The government wants more crimes to be classified as terrorist crimes, for example when men commit hate crimes against women for the purpose of intimidating that part of the population, or when an asylum accommodation is burned down for the same purpose.

  • “What we are now clarifying is that even if you only attack a part of the population, you should be able to be convicted of terrorist crimes,” says Morgan Johansson.

  • The government is also proposing increased penalties for these crimes, as previously announced.

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