Individual arrested on suspicion of unlawful intelligence activities


On 27 February, the Swedish Security Service arrested an individual on suspicion of unlawful intelligence activities. A criminal investigation into this matter, headed by a prosecutor at the National Security Unit, is being run by the Security Service.

The individual has been arrested in absentia and was de facto arrested, with the assistance of the Swedish Police, on 27 February 2019. The Swedish Security Service gathered intelligence and investigated this matter intensely for an extended period of time and the individual could finally be arrested thanks to these efforts.

Unlawful intelligence activities targeting dissidents living in Sweden is a method used to prevent them from criticising the regimes of the countries from which they have fled. The Swedish Security Service makes every effort to prevent and counter any such activities carried out in Sweden.