Minister for Home Affairs Morgan Johansson, right, with government investigator Stefan Johansson.
Minister for Home Affairs Morgan Johansson, right, with government investigator Stefan Johansson. Credit: Marko Säävälä/TT

Tougher laws against helping terrorists

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A new proposal would make being a member of a known terrorist group a crime.

Today it's already illegal to give money to a terrorist organization, or to train with terrorists, or to travel to take part in terrorism abroad.

Minister for Home Affairs Morgan Johansson says he hopes to have it be law by next summer.

The draft proposal would criminalize being a member of or associating with groups of violent extremist with a maximum punishment of 6 years in prison. 

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