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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Published onsdag 7 juni 2006 kl 12.13
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Two big court cases are making headlines up here in the north:

First, Sweden is slammed by the European High Court for violating secrecy laws.

Then, for the first time, a parent has been charged with child abuse for subjecting his daughter to female circumcision, otherwise known as female genital mutilation.

Sweden celebrated its National Day on Tuesday with music, royalty and political extremism.

And in this month’s edition of SPORTSCAN:  The World Cup kicks off Friday so today, in honor of this big event on the sports calendar, our own football-mad sports editor Dave Russell indulges in his obsession.

Closing music: Willie Crafford – ’Allaround’

Sweden has suffered a major defeat at the European Court of Justice, faulting the Swedish security police for refusing to open 30-year-old files on ’security risk’ classifications, which cost people their jobs and families. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller spoke with Swedish law professor Dennis Töllborg, who helped launch the legal battle 6 years ago:

A father from Gothenburg has been charged with child abuse for taking his daughter back to his native Somalia to be ”circumcised”, what is otherwise called female genital mutilation. The charge is the first of its kind here in Sweden, as we hear from Dave Russell:

Swedes celebrated their national day Tuesday, but as Mark Cummins reports, in addition to the festivities, there were disturbances by extremists from both the far right and the far left:

With the soccer World Cup looming, over now to our football-crazy sports editor Dave Russell for this month’s edition of SportScan:

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