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Third Anniversary of Anna Lindh’s Death

Published måndag 11 september 2006 kl 11.44

While the United States is marking the 5th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, in Sweden September 11th is also remembered as the third anniversary of the death of foreign minister Anna Lindh.

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, and has asked to be transferred to Serbia.

Most observers believe Lindh would have been Sweden’s next prime minister, with Göran Persson stepping aside before now to make way for the popular young foreign minister.

To honor Lindh’s memory, leading members of the Social Democrat party, including two cabinet ministers, laid a wreath by her grave Monday morning, and special seminar is being held on sustainable development, one of the issues she was closely involved in.

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