Sweden passes tougher anti terror laws


Swedish parliament makes a constitutional amendment to terror related laws to fulfil Turkey´s demand for NATO membership 

The Swedish parliament has made a constructional amendment, in order to make it possible for the judiciary to pass tougher anti-terror laws. According to a report from Euronews on Thursday, November 17, the country made the amendments after Turkey blocked Sweden´s entry into NATO. 

Both Sweden and Finland for long-held policy of non-alignment, the report said. The countries have now changed their decision after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and have applied to join the military alliance.  

The report also said, Turkey has blocked Sweden and Finland membership to NATO and recently accused Stockholm of being a haven for terrorism.  

The law that will come into force from January 2022, will enable a wider criminalisation of suspects participating in terrorist organisations, or outfits that are banned terrorist organisations, the report adds. The amendment was passed with 278 votes out of a total of 349 parliament seats in Sweden. This move is meant to limit the freedom of association, the report adds, for people engaging in or supporting terrorism.

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