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Swedish soldier fired for hateful social media posts

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Published: 18.Jun.2017 12:00 hrs

A soldier with the Swedish army’s Skaraborg Regiment has been discharged from duty after writing inappropriate messages on social media.

The soldier wrote hateful posts on Facebook and other media on several occasions, reports the Skaraborgs Allehanda newspaper.

Messages written by the soldier expressed views “directly in violation of the basic values the military stands for”, the military’s personnel review board (Försvarsmaktens personalansvarsnämnd) wrote in its review of the soldier’s conduct.

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