Monthly Archives: August 2020

Sweden’s failure to stand up for justice for murdered citizens

Raoul Wallenberg disappeared in Hungary 1945 and probably died later in a Soviet prison, or was even murdered there. Folke Bernadotte was one of the people murdered in the UN delegation in Jerusalem 1948. Dag Hammarskjöld was, together with others on the same plane, killed in connection with a plane crash near Ndola 1961. Olof Palme was murdered in Stockholm 1986 and the police investigation turned into a mess. There is a pattern in these cases involving prominent Swedish citizens: Sweden’s failure to stand up for real justice, so far, which has set a dangerous precedent. Hopefully that is changing for the better, now when Sweden’s leading newspaper writes about Hammarskjöld, after a new book by Ove Bring has been published (link to article in Swedish):

The Swedish government’s actions in connection with Dag Hammarskjöld’s death should be investigated. The demand comes from former Foreign Ministry official Ove Bring, who does not rule out that political and economic interests during the days of the Cold War led to that suspicions were downplayed that an attack was behind the plane crash in Ndola.