While top level officials at the international governing body of association football, FIFA, and others face charges of bribery amounting to more than 150 million dollars, David Lynch, who coaches young soccer players for AIK in Stockholm, says the news came as no surprise to him.
- Bribery and racketeering cases.
- No support for Blatter.
After serious corruption charges against leader of the FIFA football organisation, the Swedish association supports the UEFA leadership in saying the planned congress, and election of a new FIFA president, should be delayed.
- Investigative report.
Azerbaijan's presidential family is thought to have swindled the state out of the equivalent of SEK 6 billion, with the help of the telecom company TeliaSonera, according to an investigative report from Swedish Television's investigative program Uppdrag Granskning, news agency TT and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
- Lowest since the 1950s.
Not since the 1950s has there been so few people sent to prison in Sweden, according to the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
- Refugees tortured in transit.
Some families in Sweden have been extorted for money after their relatives are kidnapped in Libya.
Sweden and Cambodia signed an agreement today to cooperate more in order to fight cross-border crime.
- Shoppers and residents evacuated after fire alarm.
A suburban Stockholm shopping mall was evacuated when gunmen robbed a jewelry shore there Saturday morning. It’s unclear if the two events are related, but at the time of the robbery smoke filled the Kista Galleria shopping center and the fire alarms went off.
- Police say Tensta incident planned, not spontaneous.
Police fired warning shots when a patrol in the northwestern Stockholm of Tensta was attacked Friday night. Around 50 people took part in what the police are calling a riot.
- Sold residency permits.
A former case worker at the Migration Agency in Malmö has been convicted of earning hundreds of thousand kroner on vulnerable refugees, the news agency TT report.
- thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se.
The Swedish state has seized two domain names of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay following a court order on Tuesday.
- Eight-year-old killed in 2014.
A Swedish appeals court has sentenced the uncle of Yara, a little girl who was beaten to death last year, to 14 years in prison for her murder, reports news agency TT.
- Aimed at police working in the field.
Swedish police who work out on the streets will receive extended training in how to respond to a terrorist attack, Swedish Radio News reports.