Help Us Stop Political Torture In Sweden
Help Us Stop Political Torture In Sweden

Urgent Call for Action: Protecting Human Rights Defenders! 

We urgently call for global attention to protect human rights defenders, as emphasized by our submission to human rights organizations. The evidence we've gathered highlights the critical need for immediate action and accountability to address severe injustices. The handling of torture reports by the government, as seen in cases Ju2022/02354 and Ju2023/01791, breaches international law and infringes upon the legal rights of human rights defenders and their families. Immediate action is imperative to halt the continuous violations against human rights defenders, as delineated in the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders.
This action target international organizations and Human Rights Fighters dedicated to assisting and safeguarding human rights defenders whose fundamental rights are infringed upon and who are facing immediate or serious risk.

Video presentation case details

Immediate action is imperative to halt the continuous violations against human rights defenders, as delineated in the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders. This action target international organizations and Human Rights Fighters dedicated to assisting and safeguarding human rights defenders whose fundamental rights are infringed upon and who are facing immediate or serious risk.

Videoclip "Exposing the Hidden Agenda": Unmasking Government-Endorsed Torture
Our video, "Exposing the Hidden Agenda," reveals shocking evidence of government complicity in allowing and concealing torture crimes. Through a meticulous examination of official decisions, particularly Ju2023/01791 and Ju2022/02354, we uncover the grim reality of systemic abuse hidden behind political agendas. This investigative piece not only brings to light the direct involvement of government officials in these heinous acts but also their efforts to obstruct justice for human rights defenders and their families. Highlighting our call for action and the pressing need for international scrutiny, this video demands accountability and justice for the victims of torture. Watch as we unveil the truths that have been buried by those in power, igniting a global call for change.

Support the Fight Against Ongoing in Real-time Torture in Sweden

Sweden's Silent Crisis: Violations against Human Rights Defenders

Crimes Against Human Rights Defenders: A Call for Immediate Action to Cease Torture

We urgently appeal to human rights defenders and organizations worldwide to scrutinize our case and help end the torture crisis currently unfolding. Our contact details are available below on this website. Grave crimes such as murder, torture, and enforced disappearances demand thorough investigation, not by politicians whose involvement may obscure the true extent of these abuses, but by competent law enforcement professionals. We implore human rights entities to intervene with their expertise, ensuring justice and transparency prevail.

Empowering Survivors and Victims: Supporting those who defend human rights means also providing aid and resources to the victims of these heinous crimes, facilitating their journey towards healing and justice.
Healing and Reunification: We go beyond the courtroom to mend the rifts caused by enforced disappearances, aiming to heal and reunite families torn apart by such injustices.
Advocacy and Support: Standing with Human Rights Defenders in need of urgent help sends a strong message of solidarity for justice, human rights, and the restoration of dignity to those affected.
Comprehensive Goals: Our objectives include reuniting families, halting the cycle of torture, enhancing the mechanisms of justice and transparency, aligning Sweden with international human rights standards, and advocating for the silenced victims seeking justice.

🔴 The Immediate Need: The persistence of torture in Sweden signals a critical and urgent need for intervention. This crisis is not a remnant of the past but a continuing violation that needs to be stopped in real-time. Every second counts in the fight against the suppression and torture of innocent lives. The silence of those suffering under torture must be broken, not by the institutions that have failed them, but by a concerted global effort to restore their voices. This is a call to action—not in the realm of fiction, but a plea grounded in the stark reality of ongoing human rights violations.

💪🌍 #StandForJustice #HumanRightsForAll
With hope and gratitude from the heart of Sweden. 🙏🙏🙏

✅  It's commendable that Human Right Defenders are taking significant steps to expose violations against human rights and the involvement in large-scale laundering schemes, especially when such actions also involve systematic torture against individuals advocating for human rights. The urgency and gravity of the situation you're describing cannot be overstated, and it underscores the importance of swift and decisive action by international bodies dedicated to combating money laundering and protecting human rights.

The title "Doc et virtuti" is derived from Latin, translating to "for knowledge and courage". This phrase encapsulates our core belief: to effectively combat corruption, one must possess not only the knowledge about its intricacies but also the courage to confront and challenge it. Our choice of title underscores the dual necessities of insight and bravery in this ongoing battle against corruption. We invite you to join us in this endeavor, armed with knowledge and fortified with courage. It's intriguing how, with age, our eyesight may weaken, yet our ability to detect nonsense sharpens remarkably. For Human Rights Defenders, life's peculiarities include navigating through systematic actions and torture with an increasingly acute sense of discernment.

Sweden's adherence to democratic and rule-of-law principles is under rigorous examination. Video No. 2 stands as irrefutable evidence of the state's deviation from these core values and its breaches of international law. The court's verdict and witness testimonies from case T3106-18 in Borås District Court further reinforce this assertion. The inclusion of automatic weapon threats in court protocols, notably those relayed to lawyers, underscores the gravity of the situation. Moreover, the reported torture crimes, which Swedish politicians are allegedly trying to obscure within government offices, are spotlighted in cases Ju2022/02354 and the Swedish parliament case no. 2581-2022/23.

Investigation Unveils Systemic Injustice and Torture in Sweden
A Hidden Agenda Uncovered: Our comprehensive investigation reveals the shocking involvement of the Swedish state in systematic torture, concealed under a veil of political maneuvering. This investigation has laid bare efforts to mask egregious crimes, including murder, torture, and extensive money laundering operations.

The Ordeal of Mr. Rivinoja: For over six years, Mr. Rivinoja faced baseless accusations of financial discrepancies in his company, Humanhabit, a narrative fabricated and pursued in Borås District Court (Case B310-12). During this dark period, he was subjected to relentless psychological torture, compounded by threats of violence, automatic weapon assaults, and knife attacks - all orchestrated to extract a false confession.

✅ Ignoring the Rule of Law: Court documents from B310-12 and T3106-18 reveal a harrowing escalation of these threats, involving deadly firearms and legal manipulation. Despite employing personal security and bodyguards, the campaign of intimidation led to tragic consequences, with several bodyguards murdered. Astonishingly, these deaths were met with indifference by authorities, a blatant disregard for justice and safety.

✅ A Global Concern: The tactics employed against Mr. Rivinoja and his family not only constitute torture as defined by international standards (Article 1 of the Convention Against Torture) but also spotlight a grave violation of human rights on a global scale.

✅ Uncovering a Conspiracy: Mr. Rivinoja's determined search for truth unveiled a nefarious alliance between criminal elements and state officials, aimed at the clandestine takeover of businesses. Central to this conspiracy was a prosecutor with troubling connections to high-ranking police officers.

✅ State-Sanctioned Threats: The persistence of these threats, even during court proceedings with the involvement of the Chancellor of Justice, indicates a decade-long campaign of state-endorsed harassment and extortion, despite Mr. Rivinoja's efforts to report these abuses since 2010.

Our Call to Action: This report is not just an exposé; it's a call for immediate intervention from international bodies and human rights organizations. We stand against torture, corruption, and the abuse of power. Join us in demanding justice and accountability for Mr. Rivinoja and others subjected to such inhumane treatment.

🔴🔴 Overview of Allegations and Concerns in Sweden 🔴🔴

State-Endorsed Corruption and Implications for NATO Membership:

✅ Core Allegation: Investigations have uncovered deep-rooted corruption within Sweden, involving state-endorsed corporate plundering and links to terrorism financing.
✅ Impact on NATO Aspirations: These findings pose a significant threat to Sweden's ambition to join NATO, as they contradict the nation's commitments to counter-terrorism efforts and international anti-money laundering laws.

🔴 Ijudicial and Governmental Misconduct:

✅ Legal System Abuse: There's evidence of weapon threats and evidence manipulation by state actors, aimed at orchestrating corporate takeovers, resulting in substantial illegal gains.
✅ Political and Legal Response: Despite the severity of these allegations, there seems to be political acceptance and inadequate investigation by authorities, raising questions about systemic flaws and the involvement of high-ranking officials.

🔴 Human Rights Violations:

✅ Torture and Intimidation: Victims, including Mr. Rivinoja and his family, have faced psychological torture, threats, and physical violence, meeting the international definition of torture.
✅ Lack of Accountability: The response to these human rights abuses has been marked by a lack of serious investigation, suggesting a systemic effort to silence whistleblowers and victims.

🔴 Taxpayer Funds Misappropriation:

✅ Misuse of Funds: Allegations include the misappropriation of taxpayer money through fraudulent activities, further eroding trust in the government and financial institutions.
✅ Need for Transparency: The involvement of officials in these activities calls for rigorous scrutiny and accountability to restore public trust and ensure justice.

🔴🔴 Call to Action 🔴🔴

🔴 For Investigative Journalists and the Public:

✅ It is crucial for investigative journalists to delve deeper into these allegations, providing transparent reporting and holding those responsible accountable. The public should demand thorough investigations and actions against those implicated to uphold democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.

🔴 For International Bodies and Swedish Authorities:

✅ International organizations and Swedish legal bodies must take these allegations seriously, ensuring independent investigations and appropriate actions against any misconduct.

🔴🔴 Summary 🔴🔴

✅ The allegations presented reveal a concerning picture of corruption, human rights violations, and misuse of public funds within Sweden, challenging the integrity of its institutions and affecting its international standing. It's imperative for all stakeholders, including the media, public, and international bodies, to take concerted actions to address these issues, ensuring accountability and safeguarding democratic values and human rights.

🔴 Video presentation of Evidence highlighting alleged torture acts. (interactive links for video case presentation)

Video No. 1 - Video presentation dedicated Human Rights Fighters: A brief overview of the events.
Video No. 2 - Court Case T3106-18: Witness testimony confirming automatic weapon threats in the courtroom.
Video No. 3 - State's ties with armed criminal networks and evidence manipulation in criminal investigations presented in courtroom.
Video No. 4 - Government's attempts to conceal weapon threats presented in court.
Video No. 5 - Initial overview of the state's collaboration with criminal networks.
Video No. 6 - High-Level Politicians Concealing Stolen Tax Money Financing Drug Lords and Cocaine Cartels: Unveiling the Scandal.
Video No. 7 - In-Depth Background: Courtroom Gun Threats, Assaults, and Their Connection to Tax Money Thefts.
Video No. 8 - Video show details and Unveiling the Government-Sanctioned Money Laundering Scandal: How Criminal Organizations Exploit the Tax Office for Systematic Money Laundering Crimes.Government Hide Chancellor of Justice's Crimes in Case T3106-18 Involving Automatic Weapon Threats in decision Ju 2022/02354. Video with english language with detailed explanation of events occur.

🔴 Evidence Speaks Louder than Words: To understand the severity:

✅ Delve into our comprehensive case presentation and frequently asked questions (FAQs) section for detailed insights.

✅ Watch our video presentations shedding light on alleged acts of torture, revealing deeply concerning crimes that have allegedly infiltrated legal proceedings. Instances of automatic weapon threats documented in court protocols have become a disquieting norm in the government's approach to handling criminal cases.

✅ To obtain an in-depth comprehension, access the "Download Evidence Files Here" section, where you will find detailed descriptions of the downloadable PDF files, each meticulously presenting evidence of these alleged crimes along with contextual background explanations.

Sweden's Silent Crisis: Violations against Human Rights Defenders

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Humanhabit's efforts as Human Rights Defenders began when we posted material as a video blog on our YouTube channel in 2022. The retaliation was immediate, with the murder of bodyguards, assaults with knife attacks, extortion, and the enforced disappearance of family members ahead of Gunnar Strömmer's government decision on December 1, 2022. Urgent action is crucial to stop the ongoing violations against human rights defenders, as outlined in the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders. This action involves reaching out to international organizations and Human Rights Fighters dedicated to helping and protecting human rights defenders whose fundamental rights are violated and who are in immediate or serious danger. Human rights defenders and organizations are encouraged to review our case and provide assistance to end the ongoing torture situation. Our contact details are provided below on the website. Please support our case to put an end to these violations of basic human rights!

The accuracy of the information presented on this website can be verified through the principle of public access in Sweden. Documents from the government offices in case Ju2022/02354 are public records and can be requested by the general public. On November 16, 2023, Government Decision in case Ju2023/01791 revisited the decision made on December 1, 2022. Court documents from Borås District Court case number T3106-18 are also public records and can be requested by the general public. These documents are compiled into PDF files which can be downloaded from this website as evidence for the claims presented. The Government Offices, specifically the Ministry of Justice, can be contacted for inquiries regarding of public documents, including case files and journal sheets, in case Ju2022/02354 and Ju2023/01791 via email at 

If you wish to request a public document from the Parliamentary Administration's registry, please contact the registrar. For questions regarding the parliament's documents in case no. 2581-2022/23, contact the Parliament Information Service via e-mail at 

For inquiries regarding public documents, including the verdict, case appendices, and journal sheets from case number B310-12 or case number T3106-18, one can reach out to the Borås District Court via email at

Borås District Court can be reached via the contact details provided on their website, via below link

The Government Offices of Sweden can be reached via the contact details provided on their website, via below link

The Swedish Riksdag, parliament can be reached via the contact details provided on their website, via below link

Contact details for the website's responsible publisher can be found at the bottom of the webpage. Journalists and human rights organizations are always warmly welcomed to contact me in either English or Swedish. It is crucial to bring international attention to the ongoing real-time torture in Sweden to ensure these heinous crimes are halted immediately.

Swedish Parliament's Committee on the Constitution to Probe Systematic Torture and Enforced Disappearance Allegations: Following the Justice Minister's Ju2022/02354 decision, a police report was filed. On July 27, 2023, for case AMR-3851-23, the Prosecutor General directed the Swedish Parliament's Committee on the Constitution to investigate allegations of torture and enforced disappearance against Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer, under parliament case 2581-2022/23. This decision implies that only Swedish politicians at the government and parliamentary levels will handle the processing of murder victims and torture victims in criminal investigations, a procedure prohibited by the Swedish constitution. In Sweden, victims of torture, particularly entrepreneurs, find themselves ensnared in a web of criminal activities, with disturbing indications of the state's judicial system's complicity or negligence. Here's a detailed overview:

1. Collusion with Organized Crime: The judicial system of the state exhibits alarming signs of cooperation with prominent organized crime syndicates. Entrepreneurs, notably, bear the brunt of this unholy alliance, consistently facing systematic extortion. This intimidation often comes with the added threat of armed assault or robbery. In this specific instance, illicit gains and money laundering activities amount to over 25 million US dollars. Such substantial criminal proceeds risk funding terrorist operations, flagrantly violating international anti-money laundering statutes.

2. Prosecutorial Misdirection: Rather than addressing and prosecuting the evident acts of extortion, the state's machinery turns its focus on the victims, with entrepreneurs frequently being charged with accounting malpractices.

3. Threats During Legal Proceedings: Extortionists openly and continually threaten victims during the legal proceedings. These threats, often backed by automatic weapons, have been documented in official court records.

4. Violence in the Courtroom: The threats faced by victims are not just of a psychological nature. Direct physical attacks, especially knife assaults, have transpired during legal proceedings, placing victims in immediate danger. When the state was sued in case number T3106-18 in Borås District Court, written evidence was presented showing that state actors from the police authority and the prosecutor's office were directly involved in these legal abuses. Despite this compelling evidence, the Chancellor of Justice denied responsibility for the harm in the court.

5. Need for Private Security: Given the escalating threats, entrepreneurs have been compelled to hire bodyguards for personal protection. Tragically, these bodyguards are not only subjected to grave danger, suffering lifelong injuries from severe assaults, but in two cases, they have faced fatal consequences. Despite reports being filed regarding the murder of these bodyguards, investigative authorities have consistently refused to take action.

6. Police och Prosecutor Inaction: As the primary safeguard against such threats, the police and prosecutor have intentionally shown a deeply concerning reluctance or inability to investigate and counter this extensive criminal activity. These circumstances were substantiated with written evidence in case number T3106-18 at the Borås District Court. There, police and prosecutors seem to collaborate with gang criminals by manipulating criminal investigations, leading to legal abuses against victims in the judicial processes.

7. State Denial of Responsibility: When victims seek legal redress against the state for the blatant violation of their rights, the state, typically through the Chancellor of Justice, denies responsibility.

8. Extended Legal Battles: Victims and their families aren't only grappling with current threats. They've been embroiled in these harrowing legal battles for almost a decade, with the danger never far away.

9. Assaults Outside the Courtroom: The violence isn't restricted to courtrooms or public spaces. In one chilling instance, a torture victim's family faced a knife assault within the confines of their home.

10. Enforced Disappearance and Kidnapping of Family Members: The depth of the state's threats is profoundly alarming, often materializing as extortion maneuvers carefully coordinated with major governmental actions, especially in the lead-up to the government's resolution on December 1, 2022. In a grim twist, social services, reportedly with involvement from security police, have exploited this hostile climate by kidnapping family members on November 15, 2022. Specifically, children of individuals who have been victims of torture have been targeted in what appears to be a retaliatory measure stemming from torture victims filing reports with social services over concerns of their children being at risk of torture. It's unbearably painful to realize that young children, already victims of harassment and threats, have faced violence and intimidation within the very walls meant to protect them during their formative years. This forced disappearance means that children in these impacted families are robbed of the justice and therapeutic care they direly need to address the trauma and wounds inflicted by torture.

11. Threats to Legal Representatives: The intimidation doesn't stop with the primary victims. The state's antagonistic approach also encompasses the legal representatives of the victims. Several attorneys have withdrawn from proceedings, citing concerns over their personal safety. Given that the Swedish government seems to harbor a political agenda where threatening lawyers with weapons is tolerated, it becomes imperative to seek human rights lawyers beyond Sweden's borders.

In conclusion, this disturbing scenario paints a grim portrait of the rule of law in Sweden, with victims of torture being subjected to a relentless onslaught of threats, legal challenges, and physical violence. The state apparatus, which should ideally be a bulwark against such abuses, appears to be either complicit or negligently indifferent.

Direct Involvement of State Agents: The abduction was reportedly carried out by social services, which are state entities. Their involvement raises immediate concerns about the depth of government involvement or consent in this enforced disappearance.

Connection to High-Level Officials: Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer, responsible for the government's decision on December 1, 2022, in case Ju2022/02354, and the subsequent reconsideration of this decision in case Ju2023/01791 on November 16, 2023. This decision process oversees the security police, which had interactions with the social services investigation concerning the enforced disappearance of Human Rights Fighters' family members as retaliation. This link between high-ranking government officials and the entities directly associated with the disappearance intensifies concerns about potential government complicity. Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer's decision implies that torture crimes directed against the family won't be investigated by prosecutors, despite the Chancellor of Justice's involvement and authority in such torture offenses.

Strategic Timing: The close timing of the disappearance to a significant governmental decision on December 1, 2022, cannot be overlooked. It suggests a possible strategic move related to this decision, further implicating state involvement.

Retaliatory Motive: On July 1, 2022, the father relayed his anxieties to social services regarding the potential torture risks posed to his children. The children's ensuing disappearance is increasingly seen as a direct and intense backlash to his actions, further amplifying speculations of state involvement or acquiescence. This tension is heightened by an incident in which the family was strong-armed into surrendering a vehicle under violent threats in their home, an event that was duly reported to the police on August 31, 2022. Adding to the complexity, the Swedish Security Service is implicated through their establishment of two reports of concern in the social services' investigation documents, where the father is pinpointed as the issue. The approach of social services throughout their investigation raises eyebrows. 
The caseworker found it peculiar that the father did not seek out the extortionist. It's distressing that social services expect the father to approach a reported extortionist in an investigation related to a child welfare concern, as this would not be in the best interest of the children. What's even more baffling is the absence of any official report of concern by social services, despite the children being direct witnesses to violent extortion threats in their home, an incident that stands as a violation of child protection laws in Sweden. Their later disappearance appears to be a direct and severe retaliation for his actions, further suggesting possible state involvement or complicity.

Lack of Transparency and Accountability: The refusal to disclose information about the mother and children's whereabouts or condition, combined with the denial or obfuscation of the disappearance, indicates state complicity or at least an unwillingness to pursue justice.

Systemic Threats: The broader climate of fear, combined with the specific threats and extortion tactics tied to governmental actions, suggests that this enforced disappearance is part of a larger pattern of state-sponsored or state-tolerated human rights violations.

Inadequate Police Response: The police's reported lack of action or hesitancy, especially given the severity of the crime, either indicates systemic inefficiency, lack of interest, or deliberate neglect, implicating the state's role further.

The provided evidence paints a concerning picture of state involvement or consent in the disappearance of the mother and children. The direct links between high-level officials like Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer and the entities involved in the disappearance warrant further scrutiny. Given the gravity of such accusations, an independent and comprehensive investigation, possibly with international oversight, would be necessary to ascertain the depth of government complicity and ensure accountability and justice.

The eradication of witnesses, particularly those who have undergone torture or have first-hand accounts of state-inflicted injustices, can be a strategic move for governments seeking to suppress evidence of their wrongdoing. Below are arguments to support the proposition that a government might have a vested interest in causing the enforced disappearance of such witnesses:

Erosion of Credible Evidence: Witnesses to torture, especially victims, are the most potent sources of credible evidence. Their firsthand accounts and physical scars can be compelling proof. Silencing them helps a government under scrutiny avoid the spotlight, thereby weakening the evidence against them.

Preventing International Sanctions: Countries that are signatories to international human rights treaties could face severe sanctions if found guilty of gross human rights violations. Getting rid of evidence and witnesses can be seen as a way to escape these repercussions.

Maintaining a Favorable Public Image: Reputation is everything. If tales of torture and abuse emerge, the public image of the ruling government can be seriously tainted, both nationally and internationally. By silencing witnesses, the government can control the narrative and maintain an image of stability and righteousness.

Deterrence for Other Potential Whistle blowers: The enforced disappearance of a few can send a clear message to many. It serves as a chilling deterrent for other potential whistle blowers or victims from coming forward with their stories.

Strengthening Autocratic Rule: Authoritarian governments thrive on fear. By making examples out of a few, they can instill fear in the masses, ensuring a subdued and compliant population, less likely to challenge the status quo.

Shielding Perpetrators: Removing witnesses ensures that those responsible for the torture, whether they are low-ranking officers or high-ranking officials, are shielded from investigations and potential prosecution.

The Nexus with the Enforced Disappearance of the Family:
Given the family's experience, their enforced disappearance can be perceived as more than a tragic coincidence. If they had been exposed to or bore witness to acts of torture, their sudden and inexplicable vanishing could be seen in the context of the government's broader strategy to eliminate damning evidence.

Enforced disappearances, especially of witnesses or victims of torture, strike at the heart of justice, transparency, and accountability. The incidents described make a compelling case for an international criminal investigation into human rights abuses, suggesting the potential complicity of key government figures and agencies. The obstruction of inquiries into reported torture offenses by a government minister represents a grievous violation of both human rights and the overriding principles of international law, known as jus cogens norms. This act, in essence, normalizes the use of torture within Sweden. The emphasis on international standards and the invocation of "jus cogens" amplify the severity of the government's alleged actions and the paramount importance of upholding human rights. Given the magnitude of these accusations, it is paramount to emphasize the need for concrete evidence and a rigorous, unbiased investigation. Claims of a government's comprehensive involvement in such breaches demand solid proof to ensure their credibility and validity.

On December 1, 2022, the Swedish government made a decision in case Ju2022/02354. If there's a torture complaint related to the Chancellor of Justice, the government won't take any action. According to Swedish constitutional law, the government should not handle individual cases. This decision not only stops prosecutors from investigating the reported torture crime but also goes against the international principle of "ergo omnes," which dictates an obligation to investigate torture. Not taking action on a reported torture crime is a severe violation and can amount to complicity in torture. Swedish Parliament's Committee on the Constitution to Probe Systematic Torture and Enforced Disappearance Allegations: Following the Justice Minister's Ju2022/02354 decision, a police report was filed. On July 27, 2023, for case AMR-3851-23, the Prosecutor General directed the Swedish Parliament's Committee on the Constitution to investigate allegations of torture and enforced disappearance against Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer, under parliament case 2581-2022/23. This decision implies that only Swedish politicians at the government and parliamentary levels will handle the processing of murder victims and torture victims in criminal investigations, a procedure prohibited by the Swedish constitution. In Sweden, victims of torture, particularly entrepreneurs, find themselves ensnared in a web of criminal activities, with disturbing indications of the state's judicial system's complicity or negligence.

In a torture complaint, the Prosecutor General determined in case AMR-7502-21 that no action was needed. The Prosecutor General clarified that misconduct allegations against the Chancellor of Justice fall under the government's purview. As such, the government can choose whether to start an investigation into such allegations. The Prosecutor General clarified if someone believes that the Chancellor of Justice may have engaged in misconduct, they should report it to the government. Following this, a torture complaint was submitted to the government, leading to their decision on December 1, 2022, in case Ju2022/02354.

The Chancellor of Justice is an agency under the government that oversees public authorities and their officials. The Chancellor of Justice represents the state's interests in lawsuits where the state is sued and provides the government with advice and investigations on legal matters.

Evidence from court records presented in case no. T3106-18 at Borås District Court indicates that the Chancellor of Justice represented the state in a damage compensation case, contesting the state's liability. Despite this, government officials were implicated in extortion and legal misconduct by threatening in written court records to shoot Mr. Rivinoja and his family with a Kalashnikov. A state official testified in the trial acknowledging that threats were made by gang criminals who were armed during meetings with government representatives. These threats were then communicated by the state to Mr. Rivinoja's attorney. During the legal proceedings, despite the presence of a bodyguard, the Rivinoja family was subject to a knife attack in their home. The situation was so threatening that the attorney representing the case withdrew due to fear of retaliation, even after 573,325 SEK had been paid to the law firm. The Chancellor of Justice's complicity in the torture crime arises when the state threatens to shoot Mr. Rivinoja's family with automatic weapons during the trial, and the Chancellor's officials are involved in such legal proceedings.

The Chancellor of Justice is an independent prosecutorial authority in Sweden, primarily tasked with ensuring that public agencies and their staff adhere to the law. If allegations or evidence emerge regarding torture or other serious offenses linked to the actions of Swedish authorities, it would be incumbent upon the Chancellor of Justice to investigate these claims. Prosecutors have an unequivocal duty to bring charges in the presence of criminal offenses. The Chancellor of Justice holds an absolute obligation to prosecute in instances where public officials might have acted improperly or unlawfully. Given that Mr. Rivinoja was explicitly threatened by state actors with automatic weapons as documented in the court proceedings of case number T3106-18 at the Borås District Court, the Chancellor of Justice, through a form of willful negligence, appears to be complicit in a premeditated act of torture. This is owing to the prosecutor's omission in fulfilling their unequivocal duty to prosecute. This provided the basis for Mr. Rivinoja's drafted complaint of torture that was submitted to the prosecutorial authority. Pertaining to this, the government via justice minister Gunnar Strömmer made a decision in the matter Ju2022/02354, wherein the resolution dictates that prosecutors are not permitted to commence a criminal investigation.

Due to the sequence of events resulting from the Justice Minister's decision in case Ju2022/02354, a formal police report has been filed. In criminal investigation case no. 0150-K2541-23 on July 27, 2023, the Prosecutor General determined that allegations against Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer, concerning involvement in torture and enforced disappearance, should be investigated by the Swedish Parliament's Committee on the Constitution. This decision implies that only Swedish politicians at the government and parliamentary levels will handle the processing of murder victims and torture victims in criminal investigations, a procedure prohibited by the Swedish constitution. Failure to act upon a legitimate report of torture carries criminal liability for negligence, which is considered complicity in the ongoing act of torture due to inaction. Additionally, protecting the perpetrator is also implicated. In a reported case of torture, an erga omnes obligation applies, meaning the state bears the reverse burden of proof and must demonstrate that the victim was not subjected to torture.

The judgment explicitly documents instances of state-sanctioned threats with automatic weapons during the trial process, wherein the presiding judge disregarded presented evidence in the case.
The judgment in case number T3106-18 at Borås District Court is subject to political influence, compromising the court's independence.

Breach of the rule of law and involvement in actions tantamount to torture during judicial proceedings are egregious violations that may contravene several foundational principles and directives at the EU level.
Presented herein are arguments anchored on EU transgressions related to these infractions:

1. Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: The Charter upholds the inviolable right to human dignity, encompassing the prohibition against torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (Article 4). Acts of torture within a judicial context infringe this sacrosanct right.

2. European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): The European Court of Human Rights, the supervisory body over the ECHR's application, mandates in Article 3 the unambiguous prohibition against torture. Member states are unequivocally bound by the Court's rulings and must actively prevent and rigorously investigate allegations of torture.

3. Judicial Independence and Impartiality: Both the Charter (Article 47) and the ECHR (Article 6) consecrate the right to a fair trial, which presupposes an independent and impartial judiciary.
Courts complicit in or neglectful of torture inherently compromise their integrity and independence.

4. Transparency and Accountability: The rule of law, as underscored by the European Commission, necessitates unequivocal transparency in the actions of public bodies and commensurate accountability. Shielding or tacitly endorsing acts of torture during legal proceedings infringes upon these standards.

5. Copenhagen Criteria: EU accession prerequisites demand countries to have resilient institutions that vouchsafe the rule of law, among other tenets. Torturous practices within a judicial context, coupled with the absence of corrective measures, are antithetical to these criteria, regardless of the duration of EU membership.

6. Infringement Procedures: Transgressions against EU statutes by a member state empower the European Commission to invoke an infringement procedure. Torture and violations of the rule of law can predicate such actions.

7. Economic Repercussions: Persistent and severe flouting of the rule of law could precipitate the invocation of Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union. In dire circumstances, this could culminate in the suspension of a member state's voting privileges within the Council. Moreover, such infractions could erode the confidence vested by other EU members and potential investors, thereby straining economic relations.

8. Judicial Context of Torture: Torture's manifestation spans physical duress to psychological torment, inclusive of threats of harm or fatality. Actions or intimidation designed to coerce confessions, extract information, or simply to menace or chastise epitomize torture. Employing evidence acquired under duress severely undermines justice, as does the act of torture per se.

It is imperative to emphasize that these arguments mandate robust evidentiary substantiation to authenticate any actual infringements or torturous acts within a specific judicial framework. Nevertheless, from a strictly jurisprudential vantage, these encapsulate the pertinent EU-centric tenets and instruments.

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The situation in Sweden, involving allegations of torture, enforced disappearances, and attacks on human rights defenders, potentially activates the International Criminal Court's (ICC) jurisdiction. Key legal points include:
Sweden's Rome Statute membership grants ICC jurisdiction over crimes committed on its soil or by its citizens.
Admissibility hinges on case gravity and national judicial inaction. The ICC Prosecutor can initiate probes independently, evaluating jurisdiction, admissibility, and justice.
Pre-Trial Chamber authorization is required for the Prosecutor to initiate investigations independently.
Such acts could be classified as crimes against humanity, given their systematic nature, underlining the ICC's role in providing international judicial mechanisms where domestic systems fail. Engaging with international legal entities and human rights organizations is crucial for affected individuals, aiming to bring issues to light and initiate ICC proceedings, necessitating detailed legal strategy and global collaboration.

Human Rights Defenders & Families Subjected to Systematic Torture Due to Their Disclosures

Tortured company owner
Mr Rivinoja

The Human Right defender and company's owner endured a decade of harrowing threats, marked by extortion using automatic weapons during legal proceedings. This ordeal was exacerbated by persistent legal violations, including multiple knife attacks. The escalating threats necessitated bodyguards, who were tragically murdered and assaulted.
We need your support now more than ever. Join us in our crucial effort to halt the continuing human rights violations and put an end to this horror.

Tortured boy in Sweden
Boy 13 years old

As the children grow older, unfortunately, they understand their father's fear of attacks and abuse. Their schooling was characterized by protection and bodyguards. The boy, deeply traumatized by state-sanctioned torture, was too afraid to go to school on his own due to fears of assault and kidnapping. The child is missing due to a state-enforced disappearance and, as a result, cannot receive rehabilitation for the psychological torture that has harmed the boy.

Tortured child 8 years old
Girl 8 years old

An innocent child victimized by torture. Her entire childhood was marred by state-sanctioned threats involving automatic weapons, knife attacks at home, and coerced extortion, culminating in a forced disappearance 2 weeks before the government decision in where her father remains unaware of her whereabouts.
When the children have been subjected to a forced disappearance, they cannot receive adequate care for the injuries and trauma caused by torture.

Tortured child
Girl 5 years old

An innocent girl, thrust into a terrifying world where the state even threatens infants with automatic weapons. Every day of her life has been marked by these alarming threats, showcasing the state's unforgivable actions. How can a state, meant to protect its citizens, instead spread such fear leading to kidnapping? We need your support now more than ever. Join us in our crucial effort to halt the continuing human rights violations and put an end to this horror. 


Ale Rivinoja
Hultasjögatan 5, LGH 1001
507 53 Borås


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