Sweden

Two activists linked to the band “Pussy Riot” to receive asylum in Sweden

Lusine Djanyan and Alexey Knedlyakovsky, two activists linked to the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, have received asylum status in Sweden. Read more

 Two activists linked to the band “Pussy Riot” to receive asylum in Sweden

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg inspires climate protest around the globe

Climate activist Greta Thunberg started a “school strike for climate” outside the Parliament of Sweden in August 2018, demanding real transformation and real commitment from politicians in order to save the earth from the devastating effects of climate change. Read more

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg inspires climate protest around the globe

Sweden's leaders condemn extremist and neo-Nazi groups' actions

In the wake of protests by far-right groups in September, some of which turned violent, Sweden's prime minister and other leaders have spoken out strongly. Read more

Sweden's leaders condemn extremist and neo-Nazi groups' actions

Police detain NRM protesters in Gothenburg

On 28th September, the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) organised a far-right demonstration in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city. Approximately 600 NRM supporters turned out to demonstrate, facing off with counter protesters. Police reported several injuries when police clashed with NRM protesters who tried to take another route that had not been previously approved for the march by a Swedish court. Police reported two injuries and 60 detained. Read more

Police detain NRM protesters in Gothenburg

Surge in neo-nazi activity harms space for civil society

An increasingly active presence of the neo-Nazi group the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) has made conditions difficult for other civic groups in Sweden. Read more

Surge in neo-nazi activity harms space for civil society

Swedish journalist receives death threat

Sports reporter Lasse Anrell received a death threat following his criticism of alleged doping within the Norwegian skiing team. Read more

Swedish journalist receives death threat

Clashes at protest as Sweden's far right march to celebrate Trump's election

On 12th November, a far right gathering organised by Sweden's neo-nazi grou, the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) attracted 600 participants in a march from Stockholm's central Kungsträdgården park to Mynttorget. Read more

Clashes at protest as Sweden's far right march to celebrate Trump's election