By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli
A fact-based denounce for war crimes allegedly committed by Swedes in Libya was drastically dismissed by the Swedish Prosecution Authority. Among the accused were former foreign minister Carl Bildt and several prominent members of the previous government. The events have been exposed by highcrimes.lege.net/en/ and posted in the following links:
Click here for a list of the suspects.
Click here for an overview of the process.
Click here far a background article on Libya.
Click here for an article on the UN.
What caught particularly my attention among the interesting material above, it was to learn that in Sweden, politicians members of the government are NOT subject to prosecution, as ordinary citizens are supposed to. The document showed here at right [in Swedish, click to enlarge] from the Swedish General Prosecutor office, states that accusations against these politicians are not to be dealt by Swedish prosecutors, but have to be filed upon the Constitutional committee of the Swedish parliament, in other words an extension of the same political body (the parliament, or Riksdagen) to which the eventual accused commonly belong. This is a praxis repeated in the case of complains against the police for abuse, etc., as I analyze down below in this article.
In other words, those in power abusing power also abuse it by judging themselves for their abuse!