Kartlägg Sveriges medlöperi

10-04-2007,

Sverige har aldrig gjort upp med det skamfyllda samarbetet med nazisterna. Efter Vetenskaprådets avslöjande bör en kommission tillsättas, skriver folkpartiledaren Lars Leijonborg och riksdagsledamoten Erik Ullenhag (fp).

Den svenska neutralitetspolitiken har i nutidshistorien inte bara beskrivits som ett säkerhetspolitiskt vägval utan också som en moralisk norm. I det svenska folkhemmet har vi fått lära oss att det goda, det moraliskt riktiga, har varit att vara neutral och alliansfri.

Resultatet av denna övertygelse om godhet är att Sverige aldrig på allvar gjort upp med sitt medlöperi till nazismen. -> More
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Text given by Gábor Forgács at the Wallenberg Memorial Seminar on March 2nd, 2007

19-02-2007, by Gábor Forgács,

It is well known that the R.W. Memorial Centre in Washington keeps more than 150 literary and documentary books on file, while the number of publications is over a thousand. The writings deal not only with Wallenberg’s activity, but also discuss in great depth his personality, his methods of working, and his environment. > More

Treaty against Enforced Disappearance to Be Overwhelmingly Ratified

07-02-2007, ed. Kommersant

The International Convention against Enforced Disappearance was signed in Paris on Tuesday. The document bans secret detention and unsanctioned imprisonment and carries criminal liability for these actions. European nations are expected to be the first to sign on to the treaty as the EU is seeing a major scandal involving CIA agents operating in the Old World. Russia has not expressed its position on the convention.
The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 20, 2006, is open to be ratified. Convention signatories will pledge to prosecute in its territory people suspected of carrying out “enforced disappearances” anywhere in the world unless the state extradites the suspects to another country or surrenders them to an international criminal court. The Convention requires states to institute stringent safeguards for protect people deprived of their liberty, including an absolute ban on secret detention.

Human rights activists have recorded more than 50,000 enforced disappearances worldwide in the last 25 years. Most of them took place in Colombia, Nepal and Russia’s North Caucasus. Cases of secret detention were first discovered in Europe last year when media reported that CIA agencies kidnapped Europeans suspected of terrorism or sent them to prisons in Europe. The scandal cast a shadow on 14 European countries, which is sure to speed up the ratification of the treaty in the EU.

Amnesty International has called the paper “one of the most forceful human rights conventions ever adopted by the UN” in terms of potential effectiveness.
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Sweden signs new UN Convention

07-02-2007, by United Nation,

On Tuesday Sweden signed the UN Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance at a ceremony in Paris.

Sweden’s Ambassador to France, Krister Kumlin, signed the Convention on behalf of Sweden.

The decision to sign the Convention was taken by the Government on 1 February. Sweden is thus one of the first states to sign this new international legal instrument. Negotiations on the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance have been going on in the UN during the last eight years.
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Governmental Releases

27-01-2007, by Max Grunberg,

Regarding the indication that the search for RAOUL WALLENBERG should continue as there is no conclusive evidence of his death and that there is still a possibility that RAOUL WALLENBERG could be alive today.

SWEDEN

Sveriges Riksdag – The Swedish Parliament

27 January 2006 Answer to question 2005/06:821 on the follow-up of the Raoul Wallenberg report: Laila Freivalds, Minister of Foreign Affairs

« The Swedish Government naturally intends to continue raising with the Russians the question of what further measures can be taken to move forward in investigations regarding the fate of Raoul Wallenberg. »

A Failure of Diplomacy – Summary in English SOU 2003:18 “Kommissionen om den svenska utrikesledningens agerande I fallet Raoul Wallenberg The responsibility for establishing the entire truth about Wallenberg rested until 1991 with the Soviet leadership and rests today with the leadership of Russia. This Commission considers it unlikely that all the relevant information regarding Raoul Wallenberg has really been released from the former Soviet archives…. -> More
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Raoul Wallenberg – or another Swede?

23-01-2007, by Susanne Berger,

As we all know, sound decision making depends on good information and in-depth analysis. Unfortunately, over long stretches of time the Raoul Wallenberg investigation has enjoyed neither. The question is: Was the failure to implement a systematic research approach and to correlate important details in any way intentional or simply due to overwhelming Cold War pressures? Or both? > More

Letter to the Swedish P.M. Carl Bildt

23-01-2007, by The Independents,

Dear Mr. Bildt,

According to newly published administrative records of the former Soviet Ministry of State Security (MGB) in Moscow, four Swedish nationals were held under official MGB investigation in 1948*. Three of them faced charges of espionage.

It would be of greatest importance to determine whom exactly MGB officials included in this specific statistic at that time. The information has great significance since it offers an opportunity to pursue a number of very specific questions with Russian authorities that have been given in 2001 by the independent consultants to the Working Group on the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg and have not been answered. -> More
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