Journalist Gulliou: Kurds rightly ask for an apology from Sweden
Swedish journalist and writer Jan Gulliou said the Swedish police tried to blame the murder of Olof Palme on the PKK but was soon uncovered in its "cheap and primitive political theory."
Speaking to the ANF, Swedish journalist and writer Jan Gulliou said: “Finally, Holmer's theory of the Kurdish trail lost its prestige. It was seen as a cheap and primitive political theory spread by the police, unaware of the developments in the Middle East.
Swedish journalist and writer Jan Gulliou told ANF: "The police chief was dismissed and someone else was assigned to investigate the murder instead."
Reminding that the Swedish police tried to blame the murder of Olof Palme on the PKK, Gulliou said: “You may be for or against the PKK, but the PKK is a politically conscious political organization. The worst thing the PKK could do for all Kurds in Sweden and around the world would be to kill Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. It would be very bad politically to do such a thing. After Palme was shot, all Kurds, not the PKK, were labelled as murderers."
Gulliou said: “Eventually Holmer's Kurdish trail theory lost its prestige. It was seen as a cheap and primitive political theory made up by the police, unaware of the developments in the Middle East. The police chief was dismissed and someone else was assigned to investigate the murder in his place."
Gulliou said he thought it strange that Attorney General Christer Petersson indicated Stig Engström as Palme's murderer at a press conference held on 10 June.
Gulliou reminded that he was doing a program called Magasinet, Sweden's most followed program, and said: “In my program, I criticized Hans Holmer's theory of the 'Kurdish trail'. I questioned the illegal repression of the Kurds, police raid on Kurdish homes. The police targeted Kurds with baseless accusations."
Gulliou pointed out that the Turkish state and media also want to place the responsibility for the Palme murder on the PKK and the Kurds.
Gulliou said that after Attorney General Christer Petersson announced the closure of the case on the murder of Olof Palme, the Kurds’ request for an apology and their demand to remove the PKK from the list of terrorist organizations were justified. He underlined that the Swedish government should remove the PKK from the list of terrorist organizations.
Who is Jan Gulliou
Jan Gulliou is a French-Swedish author and journalist. Guillou's fame in Sweden was established during his time as an investigative journalist, most notably in 1973 when he and co-reporter Peter Bratt exposed a secret and illegal intelligence organization in Sweden, Informationsbyrån (IB).