Press releases

Through press releases, the Swedish Prosecution Authority announce press conferences and provides information on a selection of cases.

  • Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hans Ihrman, has today requested the Stockholm District Court to permit extended time to continue the preliminary investigation in the case concerning suspected terrorist crime at Drottninggatan on 7 April.

    - Substantial investigative matters remain, such as further interviews, analyses, surveys and technical investigations, before the investigation can be completed, says Hans Ihrman at the National Security Unit. For the time being, the prosecutor cannot provide further information. Court´s case number: B 4708-17 Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Arrest revoked in terrorist case

    The prosecutor has today decided to revoke the arrest of the man who was arrested on Sunday morning suspected on reasonable grounds for terrorist crime through murder.

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    The prosecutor has today decided to revoke the arrest of the man who was arrested on Sunday morning suspected on reasonable grounds for terrorist crime through murder.

    According to the prosecutor, the suspicions have weakened and there is, therefore, no ground to apply for a detention order However, the man will not be set free. He will immediately be taken into custody due to a previous decision that he shall be expelled from Sweden. No further information can be provided at the moment. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • An application for a detention order has been made concerning the man who was arrested on Saturday morning suspected on probable cause for terrorist crimes through murder.

    Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Hans Ihrman, has made the application for a detention order to Stockholm District Court. The detention hearing will take place tomorrow Tuesday 11 April at 10 o'clock. After the hearing, the prosecutor will be available for questions from the media at the Stockholm District Court. The Court's case number: B 4708-17 The person who was arrested on Sunday morning suspected on reasonable grounds for terrorist crimes through murder is still arrested. If the prosecutor decides to apply for a detention order regarding the person, this needs to be done before noon Wednesday. The prosecutor cannot provide further information before the detention hearing. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Hans Ihrman, has decided to arrest one person suspected on probable cause for terrorist crimes through murder.

    The person was arrested at approximately 2.00 a.m. on Saturday. The prosecutor will decide whether to make an application to the court for a detention order no later than 12.00 noon on Tuesday 11 April. A request for a defence counsel for the suspect will be made to a duty judge on Saturday. The person was apprehended on Friday evening. No further information will be provided at present. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • The prosecutors have received the greater part of the translation of the interview with Julian Assange from November.

    In early January, the Ecuadorian authorities submitted a report to the Swedish prosecutors on the interview with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The report was then sent for translation, which is now almost completed. The translation of the interview has been submitted to Assange's Swedish lawyers. The prosecutors are still waiting for the translation of some minor parts of the report. These are expected to be completed shortly. The prosecutors will now analyse the report and will thereafter decide what further investigative measures may be taken. For confidentiality reasons, the prosecutors cannot provide information on which investigative measures they intend to conduct, nor when they will take place. More information will be provided when possible. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • On the occasion of judgements in two high profile cases on war crime, in Syria and in Rwanda, the International Public Prosecution Office and the Swedish National War Crimes Unit will hold a press conference Thursday 16 February.

    Prosecutors and investigators will comment on the cases and explain how crimes committed many years ago in warzones can be investigated. Also how to investigate crimes when the crime scene cannot be visited due to an ongoing war. Place: Stockholm County Police, Norra Agnegatan 33-37.Time: 2 pm Thursday 16 February.Registration: Registration shall be made to [email protected] no later than noon Tuesday 14 February. The press conference will be held in Swedish. Welcome Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Ecuadorian authorities have submitted a written report of the interview with Assange. The report will now be translated.

    The results of the interview in London with Julian Assange in November have been reported to Swedish authorities. The documentation is in Spanish and consists of several hundred pages, which now will be translated. The translation is estimated to take at least several weeks. Thereafter, the prosecutors will take a view on the continuation of the investigation. At the moment, no more information can be provided. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • The interview with Assange has concluded

    The interview with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has ended. The results of the interview will later be reported from Ecuador to the Swedish prosecutors in a written statement.

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    The interview with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has ended. The results of the interview will later be reported from Ecuador to the Swedish prosecutors in a written statement.

    After this report, the prosecutors will take a view on the continuation of the investigation. As the investigation is ongoing, it is subject to confidentiality. This confidentiality also applies according to Ecuadorian legislation for the investigative measures conducted at the embassy. Therefore, the prosecutors cannot provide information concerning details of the investigation. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Today Julian Assange was interviewed at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Tomorrow (15 November 2016) the interview will continue.

    As the investigation is ongoing, it is subject to confidentiality. This confidentiality also applies according to Ecuadorian legislation for the investigative measures conducted at the embassy. Therefore, the prosecutors cannot provide information concerning details of the investigation after the interview. The results of the interview will later be reported from Ecuador to the Swedish prosecutors in a written statement. After this report, the prosecutors will take a view on the continuation of the investigation. Read more about the Assange matter with a chronology: https://www.aklagare.se/en/nyheter--press/media/the-assange-matter/ Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Interview with Julian Assange next week

    Julian Assange will be interviewed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Monday 14 November. Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor. The Swedish assistant prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, and a Swedish police investigator have been allowed to be present at the interview. Providing Julian Assange gives his consent, a DNA sample will also be taken.

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    Julian Assange will be interviewed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Monday 14 November. Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor. The Swedish assistant prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, and a Swedish police investigator have been allowed to be present at the interview. Providing Julian Assange gives his consent, a DNA sample will also be taken.

    The results of the interview will later be reported from Ecuador to the Swedish prosecutors in a written statement. After this report, the prosecutors will take a view on the continuation of the investigation. Ingrid Isgren will not give interviews during her stay in London. As the investigation is ongoing, it is subject to confidentiality. This confidentiality also applies according to Ecuadorian legislation for the investigative measures conducted at the embassy. Therefore, the prosecutors cannot provide information concerning details of the investigation after the interview. - I welcome the fact that the investigation can now move forward via an interview with the suspect, says Director of Prosecution Marianne Ny, who is responsible for the investigation. Press service 46 10 562 50 20

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