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Criminal Code of Sweden


Excerpts from Criminal Code, adopted 1962, entry into force 1 January 1965;
last amended in 2018, entry into force 1 July 2018.


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Chapter 29 Section 2


In assessing penal value and circumstances tending to aggravate the offence, in addition to the provisions prescribed for each individual type of offence, special consideration shall be given to whether:


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(7) a motive of the offence was to insult a person, an ethnic group or another such group of people by reason of their race, skin colour, national or ethnic origin, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or other similar circumstance, or


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Law (2010:370)