Urged ex to take his own life – Sweden’s first suicide sentence

Urged ex to take his own life – Sweden’s first suicide sentence

In October, the man is sentenced in the District Court for urging his girlfriend to end her life. The verdict will be the first in Sweden, since the law was passed on May 1, 2021.

The main goal is to reduce suicides rather than taking people to court for statements made. But the new law is not entirely unproblematic. Hear Professor Mårten Schultz about why it is politically not an obvious reform. Hear also the man’s lawyer Klas Bjuremark about his view of the law – and the verdict.

Also meet Fanny Tivenius who is urged by a friend to take her own life. She manages to change her mind and wants to file a police report against the friend. Hear her story that became a part of the new law being established.

When this podcast is recorded, the convicted man’s lawyer has chosen to appeal the sentence, which will be taken up by the Svea Court of Appeal.

Are you feeling bad? Here you can go:

In an emergency – call 112.
Mind’s Suicide Line: 90,101.
Staff on duty: 08- 702 16 80 (open from 21:00 to 06:00).

Other actors:

Alfred Skoglund, founder of Suicide Zero, Rickard Bracken, general secretary Suicide zero, Danuta Wasserman professor of psychiatry and suicidology at Karolinska Institutet, Klas Bjuremark, the man’s lawyer, Patrik Alm, chief councilor Solna Tingsrätt.

Host: Linus Lindahl, Stefan Sundberg

Producer: Stefan Sundberg

Reporter: Jennifer Ahlbom

Technician: Johan Hörnqvist

Contact: [email protected]

Hotline: 0734-61 29 15





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