Yes to criminal liability for association with terrorist organisations

22 January 2020 klockan 15.38

Uppdated 22 January 2020 klockan 16.54

A number of laws concerning terrorist crimes and other serious offences are to be amended. One of these is the introduction of particular criminal liability for a person who is associated with a terrorist organisation, provided the association is intended to promote, strengthen or support the organisation. It will also be a punishable offence to encourage such association and to recruit others to association with terrorist organisations. Furthermore, it will also be a punishable offence to travel abroad for purposes of association with a terrorist association or to finance association with such an organisation. The penalty for unlawful recruitment is to be made more severe.

The new rules will come into force on 1 March 2020. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.