Swedish prosecutors are to investigate a police database which includes sensitive information, and what could be seen as offensive judgements, about the victims of domestic abuse.
- Swedish Radio unearthed the database.
- Arson suspected.
Around 1:30 Thursday morning there was a powerful explosion and fire in Rinkeby, a suburb in northern Stockholm.
- Registry of women who have been abused.
Stockholm Police Chief Commissioner Mats Löfving responded to criticism over the police's registry of abused women, which Swedish Radio News revealed on Tuesday, admitting that he saw three problems with it:
- Cause of death unknown.
A patient at a psychiatric clinic in Västerås died after staff security and police subdued him with pepper spray and strapped him to a hospital bed.
- Central Sweden.
Police in Västra Götaland and Östergötland counties have wrongfully registered sensitive information about hundreds of people, according to a review by the Commission of Security and Integrity Protection (SIN).
A member of staff at a pre-school in Nacka has been reported to the police on suspicion of raping a five-year-old girl, writes newspaper Expressen.
- Part of ongoing hooliganism debate.
A government report proposes that masks should be banned at football matches.
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If you had trouble getting online yesterday in Sweden -- you weren`t the only one. Authorities here are investigating a large-scale cyberattack that apparently targeted online computer game sites but whose effects have spilled out into the broader Internet. The "denial of service" attack -- or DDOS attack -- slowed or stopped the online activities of customers with Telia. Since millions of Swedes use Telia for essential services like telephone, TV and mobile connections, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is keeping an eye on the situation. Frank Radosevich spoke to the agency`s Robert Jonsson.Claimed to be aimed at on-line computer games.
Many homes in Sweden were cut off from the internet and telephone and TV services, when communications giant Telia was hit by hacker attacks last night.
- Focus on one man living in Sweden.
Prosecutors are investigating an Ethiopian man living in Sweden for crimes against international law that he allegedly committed in the African nation nearly a decade ago.
- Site went down at lunch time.
Police raided a server hall in Stockholm on Tuesday, based on suspicions of intellectual property crimes, reports news agency TT.
- Gates open again.
Police closed part of Stockholm's main international airport on Tuesday amid reports of a bomb threat. A man was taken into custody on suspicion of making a serious unlawful threat, and was taken to the hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
- UN Committee against Torture criticizes Sweden.
Sweden has been criticized once again for the way it treats suspected criminals, while they're in custody, and a recent survey by the Swedish Prison and Probation Service found that about half of these suspects in custody are held in conditions where they have hardly any contact with other people.
- Area re-opened after police found no suspicious object.
At lunchtime today, police removed the cordons around the Göta court of appeals in Jönköping after combing the area for signs of a bomb and finding nothing that could be connected to a threat that had been called in to SOS Alarm emergency services, reports news agency TT.
- Scores arrested overnight.
Eleven young men and boys have been detained after rioting in a southern Stockholm suburb, where police were attacked with stones and Molotov cocktails, a park was vandalised and several cars were torched.