Debates, billboards, flyers and political slogans in every corner. But one campaign caught my attention. It’s the “Wake the politicians up” by Amnesty International in Sweden.
In my job I hear a lot of positive things about Sweden from the outside world and I take a lot of pride in the areas where Sweden is a role model. But apparently this is not always the case. It appears that torture has not yet been criminalized according to Swedish law. Of course battery is illegal in Sweden, but torture does not fall under a specific penal code. How come?
According to the Amnesty campaign persons guilty of torture can not be convicted for this explicit crime but rather for misdeeds such as kidnapping, battery, etc, which hides the systematic cruelty of the crime.
To wake one or more politicians up, go here and use the alarm bell: http://www4.amnesty.se/vackpolitikerna/