Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Fredrik Persson/Scanpix

Sweden Democrats eject 12 members

The anti-immigration party, the Sweden Democrats, has expelled 12 of its members.

The decision, taken at a specially convened meeting on Monday, follows party leader Jimmie Åkesson's adoption of a zero-tolerance racism policy among party members in autumn last year.

According to Swedish news agency TT, the decision was taken after the party leadership had evaluated members' links with Nazi and extreme right wing groups.

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