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Archive for Sat, 04 Feb 2012

Swedes out in force to protest anti-piracy law

Swedes out in force to protest anti-piracy law

Over 10,000 Swedes had pledged to take part in demonstrations in Stockholm and other cities on Saturday to protest against the ACTA anti-piracy legislation which is set to go before the Riksdag later this year.

Government split on sex-change sterilization

The Swedish government divisions over moves to scrap laws requiring compulsory sterilization for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery re-emerged on Saturday after comments by Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund.

Hackers mount Swedish government cyber attack

Hackers mount Swedish government cyber attack

The "hacktivist" group Anonymous claimed responsibility for a cyber attack on the websites of the Swedish government on Saturday as part of protests against anti-piracy regulations.

Retrial ordered after judge falls asleep

Retrial ordered after judge falls asleep

An appeals court case in Gothenburg is set to go to retrial after the presiding judge took a nap during proceedings, according to both the defence and prosecution counsel.

Ice and snow cause motorway mayhem

Ice and snow cause motorway mayhem

The E4 motorway was closed between Gävle and Söderhamn in northern Sweden on Friday afternoon after over 50 accidents were recorded in the icy conditions.