Murder of Palme solved, episode 134

The Swedish investigative journalist Jan Stocklassa claims in a new book, the murder of the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme to have clarified. “I know who the culprit is, I know his motive, and I have the murder weapon has been located.’

What the Gang of Nivelles is for our country, the murder of Olof Palme in Sweden. Endlessly continuing research involving periodically, someone loudly yells that he is now quite sure is the culprit …

What the Gang of Nivelles is for our country, the murder of Olof Palme in Sweden. Endlessly continuing research involving periodically, someone loudly yells that he is now quite sure is the culprit on the trail.

So far again. The Jef Vermassen service listens to the name Jan Stocklassa. He is an investigative journalist and he has a book out which he’s an old theory – the offender must be sought in the far right corner – new life home.

First convicted, then acquitted

Even the memory. The socialist prime minister Olof Palme on 28 February 1986 in the heart of Stockholm on the street, shot dead when he along with his wife to the movie had been. The murder grew into the greatest mystery, and national trauma of Sweden, because the perpetrator was never found.

It is to say: 130 people offered spontaneously as the perpetrator and a man, the drug addict criminal, Christer Pettersson, was taken in 1988 even convicted. But on appeal he was due to lack of evidence acquitted.

In the course of the years, had every Swede a theory – of the domestic security forces about the extreme right-wing police officers to the Kurdish separatist movement PKK, but on one thing they were all agreed: the police made a mess of things.

36 years later the investigation has still not concluded. There are still police officers full time on the case. The cost, meanwhile, nine years to the dossier all the way through to read and it becomes every day thicker, because every day there are three tips within.

Stieg Larsson

Those who are deep in the matter buried, it was Stieg Larsson. The writer became world famous with his millenniumtrilogie, but he was in the first place, an investigative journalist who is deep in the extreme environment groove. He was from the beginning interested in the murder, and he discovered to link with all those circles.

But Larsson died in 2004, after which his file for a long time dust gathered. To journalists from Svenska Dagbladet there has got to deal with. They plowed through Larssons file and came in 2014 to the conclusion that the railway to South Africa led. Palme was a sharp critic of the apartheid regime and that criticism would he with the death cheated.

Larsson also mentioned a name. Bertil Wedin, a former Swedish mercenary to Cyprus that have good ties with the South African security services. The motive for the murder would be the fierce criticism that Palme had on the apartheid regime. But Wedin… denies. In the newspaper he said, ” I was not a fan of Palme, but I hated him also not. And I have nothing better than that the truth is finally found it is because I have nothing to do with it.’

In short: a breakthrough provided it is not on.

Camera at the grave of Palme

Nevertheless, investigative journalist Jan Stocklassa in the documentation of Larsson graves. He claims now that Larsson is indeed on the right South African track sat. And he cites a different culprit: Jacob Thedelin, an extreme right-wing activist.

Stocklassa tied not only make ends meet, he did also own undercover investigation. He placed a GoPro camera at the grave of Palme and saw Thedelin it spit and passers-by to cry out that the prime minister of a country traitor was. The location of the murder weapon was outdated, he by Czech hackers, the mailbox of Thedelin to crack. “He kept it in a safety deposit box, as a kind of trophy’, this is it.

Or Stocklassa really the murder solved, it remains just guess work. Still, his theory is not immediately off the table. Compared to the Swedish newspaper Expresses said research leader Hans Melander that he is the findings of Stocklassa seriously. There is even a person answered and a bankkluisje examined. A gun is still not found.

■ Jan Stocklassa, ‘Stieg Larssons legacy’, Hollands Diep, 479 p., 21,99 euro

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