More Internal Criticism of Swedish Surveillance Law

The Swedish center-right government’s new bill on surveillance of incoming telephone and e-mail communications is getting another blow from coalition party members.

15 local leaders of the moderate conservative party have signed a joint appeal to the government to rip up the law before it goes into affect this autumn - saying that terrorism can not be combated effectively with a massive eavesdropping on the entire nation.

Leaders from other coalition parties have also denounced the bill, as has the opposition Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Greens - sharply critical to the new law no longer requiring any suspicion of a crime or terrorist plans.

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