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Controversial and open to home and abroad, Olof Palme , then in his second term as the leader of his country. But he insisted to live as normal A Life as he could, and, as in this Night - he often dismissed, his protection by The Police .The Assassination shocked Sweden , and brought countless Conspiracy Theories
It is known, whether someone is accused, or if a new suspect will be named. But there is hope, The Police can finally solve a Murder , followed by the country since decades, and spawned countless Conspiracy Theories .
"It is As If you killed Margaret Thatcher at Piccadilly Circus - just shot you down And Then The Killer disappeared down into The Tube , without being ever found," according to Dr. Jan Bondeson , author of blood in The Snow : The Killing of Olof Palme , told The Bbc .
He thought he could gun have to do with the Murder that has never been found. "If Someone Knows that something is important and has not come forward, it is of course time to do it," he told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.Who was Olof Palme ?
Born in 1927 to an upper-class family with aristocratic connections, Palme joined The Social Democratic Party in 1949, the leadership of The Party and Sweden increased, in the year 1969, as a successor to his mentor, days Erlander.
"palm is said to be One of Erlander young," Anna Sundstrom, Secretary-General of the Olof Palme International Center, told The Bbc . "He was raised a bit, as a politician, the days Erlander, considered One of the fathers of the Swedish welfare system. I would say, he took and advanced Erlander policy. "Olof-Palme - here was an internationally photographed with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson is known
During his premiership, Palme , increased The Power of the unions greatly expanded, the health service and welfare state, all formal political powers from The Monarchy and invested massively in education. Ms Sundstrom said, One of The Most important reforms was The Creation of kindergartens and pre-schools to give to women, The Work force for the First Time and advancing gender equality in Sweden .
He was also a strong voice in international Affairs, the criticism of the United States and the Soviet Union . Palm are passionately against the USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, and in 1972, compared with US bombing of North Vietnam with Nazi concentration camps in the second World War , and a short freeze in relations between Washington and Stockholm.
"I regret it, because in This World you have to speak quite loudly to anyone listening," "I can not remain silent on this issue and not pressurized can be in the silence. "
He called the racist apartheid order in South Africa ," a particularly gruesome system", and the financing of The African National Congress , condemned Gen Franco's fascist regime in Spain as "God damned killers", and fought against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Palm also served as a mediator in the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.
His actions At Home and abroad the him as many enemies as supporters won. Entrepreneurs and liberals in Sweden were angered by his reforms, while his loud and frequent criticism of foreign governments angry leaders around the world.Olof Palme was an outspoken critic of foreign leaders and regimes
"It was almost As If you loved either or said hated him," Ms Sundstrom. "It was a very, very strong resentment, not least, on The Right of politics. Today, when we talk about the strong rhetoric on Social Media against politicians, all of which we saw already in Sweden during the Palme era. She went to him extremely difficult. "
The Night of the Murder - 28. February 1986 - Palme had dismissed his guards when he came home and his wife suggested, a spontaneous cinema trip. Lisbet had spoken with her son Marten, who had the tickets for a comedy film for himself and his girlfriend.Palme -married his wife Lisbet 1956
The pairs are separated according to The Film , and Palme Lisbet revived down Sveavagen - known as Sweden 's most street. At The Corner of Sveavagen and Tunnelgatan at 23:21, a large man appeared behind palm and fired Two Shots - One directly in the Prime Minister 's back at point-Blank Range , and The Other at Lisbet.
Ms Wallsten remembers their school, lighting a candle for palm at a school assembly. "If he was murdered, the policy that you had, were The Most important. It is only the shock was. This has not happened in Sweden . "the mourners crossed police tape, flowers, sullying The Scene of The Crime
the mourners went past the post chain, flower, walking, where the palm, the blood was still pooled on the floor. Witnesses were able to leave before they could be questioned. One of the bullets was not discovered until days later by a passer-by.Who could have killed him?
Despite the large number of witnesses, The Police had some.
The recovered bullets indicated, the declared used of The Killer of a 357 Magnum pistol - a "very powerful weapon", said Dr Bondeson. "If he had worn a bullet-proof vest, the died he would be. So the Murder was done by someone who really wanted to kill him. It was not opportune, it was all planned. "
The First chief investigator in the case, the idea that the Kurdish fighters of the PKK had something to do with his Murder followed. They were fighting a guerrilla campaign against Turkey, and had been recently declared a terrorist group by the Palme government.
In 1988, The Police , the convicted criminal, Christer Pettersson arrested. He had A Man killed on a Stockholm street with a bayonet in 1970, seemingly for no reason, and he fit the description of a person seen acting suspiciously in the vicinity of The Cinema in The Night Palme was killed.
But his lawyer immediately appealed. Without a motive or a Murder Weapon , the courts released him after only three months of his Life Sentence , and he received about $ 50,000 in compensation. Pettersson died in 2004, is a free man.A famous photo of Pettersson carry bottles of vodka and Baileys Irish Cream , after the Supreme court refused a retrial