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Sweden's statsepidemiolog receives death threats

The Swedish statsepidemiolog, Anders Tegnell, has since coronavirussens start received repeated death threats directed against him and his family, writes Aftonbladet.

It has a special Swedish police unit that deals with democracy and hate crimes examined in order to find the perpetrators.

19. march received the Anders Tegnell an email with the following wording:

'I've got the knowledge that a constellation of extremely dangerous persons (living on the west coast) have decided that they want to neutralize you,' was the mail had sounded.

a Few days before the email, received the Anders Tegnell also a trusselsbrev at his home address.

There were also threats made against Anders Tegnells family, among other things, should have received messages on Messenger.

Statsepidemiologen has since been questioned by the police.

- I was not even so concerned, but I take it very seriously when it is directed at my family. It feels not at all well, Anders Tegnell said.

however, It is not managed for the police to get closer, to crack the case, and all the feasibility studies are now completed.

Unfortunately for the police did the perpetrators use of a temporary e-mail, and it has therefore not been possible to get closer to a solution.

- We have worked very diligently to find the perpetrators. Threats, and threats against persons in special positions, looking the police are always very seriously, tells Kristina Forsgren, who is the group leader for democracy and hate crime unit.

the Police have not come to a solution in more detail, and the threat is described by Kristina Forsgren not as being of a serious nature. Therefore, Anders Tegnell and the family did not have any special police protection.

Anders Tegnell at a press conference to give an update on the situation around the coronavirussen 18. may. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Ritzau Scanpix

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