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Sweden Democrats "banned" from Nobel party

Published onsdag 27 oktober 2010 kl 13.25

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats are not to be invited to this year's Nobel Banquet, with the Nobel Foundation saying it would be against the spirit of Alfred Nobel's will to invite them.

Speaking to tabloid Aftonbladet, the CEO of the Foundation, Michael Sohlman says, "if you read Alfred Nobel's will, it states clearly that nationality should be of no importance, something that the Sweden Democrats clearly do not stand for. We are a private organisation, we can invite who we like", he adds.

Leaders from all the other seven parliamentary parties have been invited to the party in Stockholm's Town Hall in December.

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