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Setback for Sweden's proposed anti-terror laws

Justice Minister Morgan Johansson presenting the law proposal. Photo: Susanna Pettersson Öste / TT

Published: 21.Mar.2019 07:49 hrs

Plans from the Swedish government to make it illegal to be part of a terrorist organization have hit an obstacle, with the country's legislative council saying the proposal goes against the Swedish constitution.

The proposed law could be incompatible with the constitutional right to freedom of association, according to the Council on Legislation, an agency tasked with evaluating the legal validity of law proposals.

"The council therefore finds that it cannot approve the referred proposal being forward," it wrote in its decision

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