Fuat Deniz, an Assyrian Christian university professor in Sweden, was murdered last month. See the links at the bottom of this post for previous articles on this topic.
The response of the Swedish police to the murder has been widely criticized, and some people believe that political pressure has been brought to bear to suppress the diligence of local law enforcement.
Our Swedish correspondent HL has translated an article from Thursday’s Dagen concerning the latest on the Fuat Deniz case:
Rikskriminalen Is Put on the Fuat Deniz Case
Rikskriminalen’s [The Swedish Federal Bureau of Investigation — translator] homicide division has been assigned to solve the murder of university professor Fuat Deniz in Örebro. Fuat was a Christian Assyrian and deeply engaged in questions concerning the plight of the Christians in the Middle East. Political motives have not been ruled out and SÄPO [the Swedish Secret Service] is on the case.
Some time ago the attorney general Göran Lambertz made a call to the chief prosecutor Gunnar Brodin, which received significant attention. The attorney general was of the opinion that certain possible political motives had not been sufficiently investigated. The phone call has been the object of investigation, since it could be construed as biased lobbying from a person in authority. That issue has, however, been removed from the agenda. But now the homicide division of Rikskriminalen is working on the case. Since last week six people from the division have been investigating it, reports DN.se.
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It was on 11 December the professor Fuat Deniz was stabbed with a knife inside a room at the University of Örebro. The professor managed to notify a few students that he’d been cut, but there were no witnesses to the attack. The professor later died in the hospital. During the first week the police received several hundred leads from the public, and ever since more have continued to come in. But none is more probable than any other in the investigation, which forces the police to work very widely.
Previous Posts about Fuat Deniz:
Hat tip: Steen.