Nov 082010
 
 November 8, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Following up on an earlier blog entry where I wondered whether reports of surveillance might lead to an international flap, let the games begin:

A Swedish prosecutor announced plans on Monday to open a formal investigation into the legality of information gathering activities carried out by the US embassy in Stockholm.

Sweden’s chief prosecutor on security issues, Tomas Lindstrand, “has decided to launch a preliminary investigation of illegal intelligence activities. The probe regards American actions to protect the US mission in Stockholm and American personnel,” his office said in a statement.

The announcement came two days after Swedish Justice Minister Beatrice Ask announced that the US embassy in Stockholm had secretly spied on Swedish residents in the capital since 2000.

Read more in The Local (Se)

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