Swedish Attorney General Prosecutes Editor

The Swedish attorney general has taken the unsual step to begin legal charges against the editor-in-chief of one of Sweden’s tabloids – for defaming an leading film and stage actor working at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm.

Libel cases are usually processed in the courts, but the attorney general maintains that this case is too serious.

The newspaper Expressen printed front page headlines claiming the actor was institutionalized for alcohol problems – statements denied both by the actor and the rehabilitation center named in the article.

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