Sweden in competition with Austria for the title of “EU’s Most Immoral Member State”, while they remind everyone about its premier role in supporting “human rights”. What a joke! KGS
“Sweden has long had a very good reputation when it comes to human rights, but the current government is undermining this in one issue after another,” said MP Bodil Ceballos of the Green Party (Miljöpartiet) to newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
On Thursday evening EU’s foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions against Syria, which apply to 11 companies whose technology can be used to track and supervise regime critics.
But Sweden stopped two further companies, state-owned STE and South Africa-based MTN, from being added to the blacklist, reported national television channel SVT.
Several EU diplomats told SVT that Sweden’s actions could be traced to the “Ericsson factor”, in other words that Swedish Ericsson is supplying Syria with technology that enables tracking of the regime’s opposition through mobile phones.