Participation in a terrorist organisation will be classed as a crime under the Terrorist Offences Act


The Riksdag has voted in favour of the Government's proposal introduce a new offence in the Terrorist Offences Act, namely participation in a terrorist organisation. The new crime will involve special criminal liability for any person who participates in the activities of a terrorist organisation in a manner that is intended to promote, strengthen or support the organisation.

The scale of penalties will be imprisonment for at most four years. If the offence is gross, the scale of penalties will be at least two years and at most eight years. If the perpetrator has led the terrorist organisation, the scale of penalties proposed is imprisonment for a fixed term of at least two and at most eighteen years, or for life.

It will also be punishable to finance participation in a terrorist organisation, to publicly encourage or recruit others, or to travel abroad for the purpose of committing this offence.

The amendments will come into force on 1 June 2023.