Mona Sahlin on Anna Lindh
Mona Sahlin, who rose through the ranks of the Social Democrat party in parallel with Anna Lindh, reflects on the life of her friend.
Wednesday September 11 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, stabbed by a man while shopping in a Stockholm department store.
The death of the woman widely expected to be the next leader of the Social Democrat party, and very likely Sweden’s first woman prime minister, plunged the nation into shock.
She was stabbed while shopping at a Stockholm department store by Mijailo Mijailovic, the Swedish-born child of Serbian immigrants. He’s now serving a life prison sentence for the murder.
The killing came just days before the Swedish referendum on joining the euro zone, a campaign in whch Anna Lindh had been very active, and her image was on posters around the country.