The justice Swedish is powerless to carry out the investigation into the murder of Olof Palme, the name of the Prime minister who was assassinated in 1986. More than 30 years after the events, the institution announced Wednesday, June 10, terminating the investigation, the main suspect being deceased.
The suspect, identified Wednesday as Stig Engström, "is deceased, so I can not to prosecute or even question it, that is why I have decided to close this investigation," said the prosecutor in charge of the case, Krister Petersson, during a press conference in the video conferencing. Leader, social democrat, charismatic, Olof Palme was brutally gunned down on a sidewalk frozen in the centre of Stockholm on 28 February 1986, at the age of 59 years, while he was walking to the cinema with his wife, without custody of the body.
The investigation could be reopened
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The murderer of the Prime minister of the time had managed to escape, taking the weapon of the crime. Thousands of people have been heard, dozens of others have claimed responsibility for the act, and the folder occupies 250 metres of shelves. Christer Pettersson, a petty criminal with a drug addict, has been indicted for the murder in July 1989 after having been identified by the wife of Olof Palme, Lisbet, during a presentation of suspects was highly criticized. His testimony had been weakened by the conditions, fraught with irregularities, in which it had been collected. After having confessed the murder, this marginal was retracted. He died in 2004 and Lisbet, in 2018.
over The years have also been suspected, among other things, the workers ' Party of Kurdistan (PKK, kurdish separatists from turkey), the army and the police in sweden or the secret services south african – Olof Palme was highly critical of the policy of apartheid in the country. The investigation could be reopened if new evidence appeared in the future.