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Will Supreme Court Limit Sweden’s Ability to Prosecute War Criminals?

Alex Schneiter has argued that the Swedish courts do not have jurisdiction over him. This claim has already been rejected by the District Court, the Svea Court of Appeal and the Prosecutor General of Sweden. Now, the Swedish Supreme Court has decided to clarify Sweden’s jurisdictional boundaries. If the Supreme Court agrees with Schneiter’s argument, …

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Sweden has Jurisdiction over war crimes suspect Alex Schneiter, states the Prosecutor General

The court case against Ian Lundin, Alex Schneiter and the company Lundin Energy is on hold awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision to decide if Sweden has jurisdiction to try Alex Schneiter. On the 20th of May, the Prosecutor General of Sweden, Petra Lundh contested the defense argument that Sweden would not have jurisdiction to prosecute …

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Petra Lundh, Prosecutor General, Sweden

Lundin’s crimes – were they intentional?

On 11 November, 2021, Ian Lundin and Alex Schneiter, two top executives of Lundin Energy, were indicted for complicity in atrocity crimes. To prove complicity in a crime, the prosecutor must show that the accused acted with intent. In Swedish law there are three levels of intent which require different levels of awareness. The Chairman …

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Lundin Indicted for War Crimes

The public prosecutor, Henrik Attorps, has formally indicted two representatives of Lundin Energy AB for complicity in grave war crimes in Sudan from 1999 to 2003. Lundin’s Chairman Ian H. Lundin and Director Alex Schneiter will be tried by the Stockholm District court. The prosecutor argues that the accused have aided and abetted grave war …

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Ian Lundin and Alex Schneiter
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