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Swedish court orders government to release names of tsunami victims

[JURIST] Swedish media published Wednesday the names of over 500 Swedes missing or killed [Svenska Dagbladet list] in the tsunami disaster [JURIST Hot Topic archive] after the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court [Swedish Judiciary backgrounder in English] ruled that the release of the names would not cause people any harm. Swedish police had said that that in withholding identities they were trying to protect homes of missing families, but the court ordered the release of names based on Sweden's freedom of information laws. Reuters has more. From Stockholm, Svenska Dagbladet has local coverage in Swedish.

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