Swedish court finds man guilty of murder at politics festival


Reuters | Stockholm | Updated: 06-12-2022 15:47 IST | Created: 06-12-2022 15:46 IST
Swedish court finds man guilty of murder at politics festival
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A Swedish court on Tuesday found a man guilty of murder and of "preparation of terrorist crime" at a politics festival in July, sentencing him to psychiatric care.

The 33-year-old Swede was arrested in Visby on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland instants after a woman was stabbed to death in a crowded square during the annual Swedish political Almedalen Week festival. The woman, a prominent professional in Swedish psychiatry, was stabbed near where Centre Party leader Annie Loof had been due to hold a news conference, and prosecutors in November said they suspected the man had also planned to murder Loof.

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