Stockholm Court rejects claim to call off investigation

The Stockholm District Court (Stockholms Tingsrätt) on 4 May, rejected the requests of Ian H. Lundin, Alex Schneiter and Lundin Energy to put an end to the war crimes investigation against them. They had argued that the extraordinary length of the investigation was violating their human rights, notably the right to a fair and public trial within a reasonable time.

The Court pointed out that it cannot consider complaints about flaws in an on-going criminal investigation and that it can only consider complaint after the prosecution has been notified of alleged flaws and been given the opportunity to correct them. The claimants have failed to do this. The Court further remarked that Swedish Law forbids that a criminal investigation is terminated on the grounds put forward by the claimants.

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