Right-wing activist beaten in Stockholm

A 35-year-old man active in a Swedish far-right political movement was taken to hospital after being attacked by a large gang in Hagsätra south of Stockholm on Sunday night.

The man, who is a well-known member and prominent member of the far-right National Democrats, sustained head injuries in the attack, but was able to leave the hospital after several hours.

Police have classified the incident as attempted murder.

“He was hit in the head with rocks. They also used sticks and clubs. He was also stabbed in the arm,” said police spokesperson C-G Olsson to the TT news agency.

The 35-year-old told police that his attackers were members of the Swedish chapter of the left-wing extremist group Antifascist Action (AFA) and numbered around 20 people.

Otherwise the police have no information about the assailants and no arrests were made as of late Sunday night.


Swedish Nazi arrested for planned murder of journalists

A member of Sweden’s neo-Nazi party the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) has been arrested after police found proof that he was planning to murder two journalists.

Swedish Nazi arrested for planned murder of journalists
Photo: AFP

Swedish police found documents on the Nazi party member’s computer with information about two journalists working for Mittmedia, one of Sweden’s largest media groups.

The files also included photos of the reporters’ homes, Swedish news agency TT reported.

Authorities also found a home-made shotgun and ammunition in the suspect’s possession, as well as silencers and a contraption designed to fire the concealed weapon from inside a bag.

Government Security Service Säpo is taking part in investigations as they have also previously impounded countless DIY weapons at the homes of several NMR members

The man denied all knowledge of the documents and claimed to have no intention of harming the journalists.

Police also found a transmission breaker at the NMR member’s home, a breach of the Electronic Communications Act.

His hearing begins on August 23 at Sundsvalls District Court in Västernorrland County.

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