Disrupted in the Riksdag – will be an issue for HD

Disrupted in the Riksdag will be an issue for

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full screen Now the Supreme Court will examine the question of disrupting a proceeding, such as in the current case a debate in the Riksdag. Archive image. Photo: Tim Aro/TT

In the middle of an interpellation debate in the Riksdag, just after Foreign Minister Ann Linde (S) finished her speech, seven people in the audience stood up and expressed their dissatisfaction. For this, they were sentenced for disturbing the administration of justice in both the district court and the court of appeal. Now the Supreme Court will take up the case, after it has decided to grant the case leave to appeal.

The question in the case is what constitutes a punishable disturbance, but also whether “freedom of expression legal aspects can be important when considering a prosecution for disturbing the administration of justice”, HD writes.

The protest took place on November 12, 2019 and consisted of the people standing up, some of them shouting something about human rights violations and solidarity with the people of Chile and unfurling a flag. The penalty for the seven was daily fines.

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