Johan Sjöö recently appointed Deputy Head of the Swedish Security Service
The Swedish Government has recently appointed Johan Sjöö as Deputy Head of the Swedish Security Service.
New Director General
On 5 July, the Government appointed Anders Thornberg new Director-General and Head of the Swedish Security Service. Anders Thornberg has been acting Head of the Swedish Security Service since April.
Comment on the sentence passed by the High Court in Glasgow
The High Court in Glasgow, Great Britain, has found Nazzerdine Manni guilty of e.g. financing of terrorism.
Penalty for this offence will be announced on 27 August at 10:00.
The Swedish Security Service has been working closely with the Scottish police both before and during the trial and has continuously studied the information generated. The Swedish Security Service and inquiry leader Agneta Hilding Qvarnström at the Public Prosecution Office for National Security will analyse the sentence in its entirety and its implications for the still ongoing Swedish investigation into the terrorist attack on 11 December 2010.
The information that was presented during the trial in Scotland, e.g. by our staff, speaks for itself. The Swedish Security Service has nothing more to add at present, but will analyse the material to determine whether there is any reason to draw new or further conclusions from our own investigation.
All decisions concerning the Swedish investigation will be made by Agneta Hilding Qvarnström at the Public Prosecution Office for National Security. We refer any questions regarding the investigation to her.
New exhibition at the Police Museum
A brand new exhibition about the Swedish Security Service opened at the Police Museum in Stockholm on 9 June 2012. In the exhibition you can listen to Security Service employees talk about their everyday work and what it really means to protect Sweden´s democratic form of government.
The Security Service Yearbook 2011
In our most recent yearbook, we explore a number of topics that have been of particular significance to the Service´s agenda in 2011, including the investigations into the planned terrorist attack on the Jyllands-Posten´s offices in Copenhagen and the terrorist attack in central Stockholm in December 2010.
Anders Thornberg Acting Head of the Swedish Security Service
The Government today decided that Anders Thornberg is to head the Swedish Security Service from 23 April 2012 until further notice or until a new Head of Service has been appointed.
Anders Danielsson new Director General of the Swedish Migration Board
The Government today appointed Anders Danielsson Director General of the Swedish Migration Board with effect from 23 April 2012.
Summary of press conference 7 December
A press conference was called by the Security Service on 7 December to give an up-date on the investigation into the terrorist attack in Stockholm on 11 December 2010.
Press conference about the investigation into the suspected act of terrorism in Stockholm
The Swedish Security Service invites media to a press meeting on Thursday 16 December regarding the ongoing investigation into the terrorist attack in Stockholm. Time and venue will be announced tomorrow.
Swedish Security Service 2010
The publication presents the activities of the Swedish Security Service in 2010. Information on our remit, organisation and areas of activity is combined with statistics and information on recent events.
Investigation into suspected terrorist attack plotting in Gothenburg
The investigation process has begun, which means that interrogations and other investigative measures are underway. The four individuals arrested on Saturday, 10 September in Gothenburg are now in custody, suspected on probable grounds of preparation to commit a terrorist offence. The National Counter Terrorism Unit and the Västra Götaland County Police assisted in these arrests, which occurred without incident.
Four arrested in Gothenburg
Four people were arrested on Saturday, 10 September in Gothenburg on suspicion of the preparation to commit a terrorist offence. The arrest were made with assistance from the Swedish police's National Counter Terrorism Unit and the Västra Götaland County Police.
Swift security-enhancing measures
Shortly after the Norway attacks, the Security Service implemented a number of security-enhancing measures, focusing both on the protection of central government and on a number of other measures also taken at this time:
Threat level to Sweden unchanged
The threat level to Sweden has remained unchanged since 1 October 2010, when it was raised by one step, from low to elevated.
One person arrested in Scotland, suspected of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000
The Strathclyde Police, Scotland, has today arrested a person suspected of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000.
A verdict of acquittal for conspiracy to commit a terrorist offence in the Court of Appeal for Western Sweden
The Court of Appeal for Western Sweden acquitted the two Swedish citizens who were charged with conspiracy to commit a terrorist offence. The Office of the Prosecutor-General will determine if the case will be tried in the Supreme Court.
Intensive investigation into the terrorist attack
The Swedish Security Service has now been investigating the 11 December 2010 terrorist attack for 60 days. In this comprehensive investigation, nearly 1000 tips have been received from the public, approximately 700 interrogations have been held and several hundred objects have been examined.
Investigation into the bombings in central Stockholm on 11 December 2010 — update
The Swedish Security Service investigation into the suspected terrorist offence committed in central Stockholm on 11 December 2010 continues with the assistance of other police authorities and international partners. Because of the high-profile nature of this case we want to keep the general public as up to date as possible without violating the secrecy applying to the ongoing investigation.
Five people arrested on suspicion of preparation to commit a terrorist offence in Denmark
Today five people were arrested on suspicion of preparation to commit a terrorist offence in Denmark. Four were arrested in Denmark and one was arrested in Sweden. Four of those arrested reside in Sweden, three of whom are Swedish citizens.
Press conference summary 16. dec 2010
The Swedish Security Service press conference on Thursday revealed that the investigation of the act of terror performed in Stockholm continues. Many hundreds of tips have been submitted by the public and many witnesses have been interviewed. Forensics are currently processing the collected material to secure any traces and the post-mortem has been completed.
Report on violence-promoting Islamist extremism presented to Government
Violence-promoting Islamist extremism and radicalisation do exist in Sweden and should not be underestimated as potential threats. However, the currently limited occurrences of these phenomena should be countered mainly by an increased focus on preventive measures. These are the main conclusions of the report on violence-promoting Islamist extremism in Sweden presented to Government today.
Summary of press conference, 13 December 2010
The car that exploded in central Stockholm on Saturday 11 December has now been linked to the suicide bomber who blew himself up a few blocks away from the vehicle. The police however believe that the man probably did not act alone.
The Swedish Security Service to receive support from the FBI
The group is made up of specialists in tracing explosives, with extensive knowledge about the methods used by terrorists in bomb attacks in other parts of the world.
The Swedish Security Service cooperates regularly with our Nordic and European partners as well as with the USA to counter international terrorism.
No new information about the investigation
There is currently no new information about the investigation. The Swedish Security Service will provide further information as and when it becomes available. There are at this stage no plans to hold a press conference tomorrow, 14 December.
For the latest information about the investigation please read the summary from this morning´s press conference.
Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Co-operative Council
The Counter-Terrorism Co-operative Council met today following the events which took place in the centre of Stockholm yesterday.
Swedish Security Service takes over investigation into Stockholm explosions
The Stockholm County Police and the Swedish Security Service today held a joint press conference following two explosions in the capital on Saturday 11 December.
Read about electronic espionage against Sweden in the Swedish Security Service´s annual publication
Swedish public agencies and companies were hit by electronic espionage in January and February 2009, when unknown attackers sent fake emails with attachments containing malware to selected persons at management level. You can read more about this in our annual publication The Swedish Security Service 2009.
Changed threat level
The threat to Sweden of a terrorist attack has recently changed. Responding to this situation, Anders Danielsson, Director General of the Swedish Security Service, has decided to raise the threat level by one step as regards terrorism targeting Sweden. The terrorist threat level has been raised from low to elevated. It should be emphasised that the threat to Sweden is not currently assessed to be imminent.
Arrests in Ireland
According to Ireland's National Police Service seven individuals were arrested on 9 March 2010 in connection with an investigation into a conspiracy to murder an individual in another jurisdiction.
Man arrested for illegal intelligence activities
Yesterday, the Swedish Security Service arrested a Swedish citizen on suspicion of illegal intelligence activities, which is considered a serious crime. The arrest was made in the Stockholm area.
Swedish Security Service 2008 — read about our activities
The publication presents the activities of the Swedish Security Service in 2008. Information on our remit, organisation and areas of activity is combined with statistics and information on recent events.
New telephone number for the Security Service´s press service
There is now a new number for the Security Service´s press service, +46 8 10 568 79 00, and Patrik Peter is our new press secretary.
Swedish man killed in firefight in Iraq
A 43-year-old Swedish national of Moroccan origin was killed in a firefight with US forces in northern Iraq in early October, according to information from US authorities. It had been suspected for some time that the man was part of the leadership of al-Qaida in Iraq. He was known to the Swedish Security Service for his activities in Islamist circles in Sweden prone to violence.
Swedish Security Service 2007 describes our activities
The publication Swedish Security Service 2007 presents our activities the past year. Descriptions of current events are interspersed with statistical data and information on our remit, organisation and areas of activity. There is also a section on the history of the Swedish Security Service.
New address and switchboard number
We have a new address and a new switchboard number.
Anders Danielsson new Director General of the Security Service
On Monday 4 June, the Government appointed Anders Danielsson new Director General of the Security Service. He will take up his post on Monday 11 June. Anders Danielsson most recently comes from the Skåne Police Authority, where he has been County Police Commissioner since 2002.
New publication describes Security Service activities in 2006
Our new publication “Swedish Security Service 2006", is a presentation of our activities over the past year. Descriptions of certain events are complemented by general information on our activities and statistics from the past two years. By describing what we do, and how and why we do it, we want to increase public knowledge of and confidence in our work.
Welcome to the new website of the Swedish Security Service!
The new website of the Swedish Security Service was launched on Monday 26 March. The updated version of this website aims to be more informative, user-friendly and accessible. To this end, the website has a new technical platform, a new design and a new content.