The Swedish Security Service investigates a terrorist offence allegedly committed in Iraq

2018-06-08

On 4 June 2018, the investigation of a case involving two Swedish citizens reportedly killed in Iraq this year was transferred to the Swedish Security Service. A terrorist organisation recently published an execution video on the internet.

These acts were assessed to constitute a possible terrorist offence. The National Security Unit of the Swedish Prosecution Authority thus opened a judicial inquiry for terrorist offence. The investigation into this case was then transferred from the Swedish Police Authority to the Swedish Security Service.

The reason for this is the changed classification of the offence, as the Swedish Security Service investigates alleged terrorist offences, led by prosecutors of the National Security Unit.