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October

  • Stockholm District Court has granted the prosecutor more time to continue the preliminary investigation in the case concerning suspected terrorist crime at Drottninggatan on 7 April.

    The Court decided to grant the request without an oral hearing since the defender admitted the prosecutor's request. The new time limit for the prosecutor to bring charges in the case is set to 23 November 2017. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • On Thursday 12 October, the prosecutor decided to discontinue the investigations of a surgeon who was formerly employed at Karolinska University Hospital where he performed surgeries of tracheas.

    The two investigations of the surgeon concern five operations on four people during the period 2011-2013. The surgeon was notified of the suspicions against him concerning three counts of causing another's death, gross crime, alternatively causing bodily harm, gross crime, and one case of causing bodily harm, gross crime. Three out of the four individuals have since died. − We have reached the conclusion that four of the five operations were negligently carried out, as the surgeon performed the operations using synthetic tracheas, which is in conflict with science and tried-and-tested practice. However, we have been unable to prove that any crimes have been committed. We cannot prove that the effects of his actions, with sufficient degree of probability, would not have occurred had another method been used. Regarding the fourth individual, we are not of the opinion that the surgeon's actions were negligent. Expert medical opinion is not unanimous regarding what should have been done instead for these seriously ill individuals, which therefore has made the suspicions difficult to prove, says public prosecutor Jennie Nordin. Together with public prosecutors Anders Tordai and Leif Appelgren, Jennie Nordin has analysed a large amount of data. Approximately 80 interviews have been held in Sweden and abroad to obtain details for the investigations. − The investigations have been comprehensive with many complex medical issues, says Jennie Nordin. Decision, plaintiffs 1-3 (pdf) Decision, plaintiff 4 (pdf) Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Prosecutors and the police will hold a press conference on 12 October concerning the investigation of a surgeon who was formerly employed at Karolinska University Hospital where he performed surgeries of tracheas.

    The surgeon has been notified of the suspicions against him for three cases of causing another's death, gross crime, as well as causing bodily harm, gross crime, and one case of causing bodily harm, gross crime. The surgeries were performed between 2011 and 2013.At the press conference, the prosecutors will comment on the comprehensive investigation and share new information. Place, time and registration Place: Stockholm County Police, Kungsholmsgatan 45Time: 11 am Thursday 12 October, doors open at 10.30Registration: please contact [email protected] no later than 2pm Tuesday 10 October. Include press ID or certificate from editorial staff. Please note only accredited journalists can attend.Public Prosecutor Jennie Nordin, Public Prosecutor Anders Tordai and Detective Chief Inspector Jonna Aasma Prokop will attend the press conference. The prosecutors' presentation will be interpreted from Swedish into English. There will be opportunities for interviews after the presentation. Questions will also be interpreted from Swedish into English, and vice versa, if needed. The prosecutors will not give interviews at any other time than at the press conference. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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