June 27, 1987 |
A Moscow street is to be named after slain Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, the newspaper Moskovskaya Pravda said Friday. It said a passageway in the Lenin Hills area of the Soviet capital would be named in honor of Palme, who was shot dead in Stockholm in February, 1986. His killer remains unknown.
August 19, 1989 |
An appeals court on Friday agreed to a new trial for Christer Pettersson, who was convicted in the slaying of Prime Minister Olof Palme, the national TT news agency said. Pettersson, a 42, was sentenced to life in prison last month after his conviction. He denied shooting Palme and appealed. The prosecution also appealed because it wanted to convict Pettersson of attempted murder in the wounding of Palme's widow, Lisbeth.
December 17, 1988 |
A 41-year-old Swede with a long criminal record pleaded innocent Friday to charges of killing Prime Minister Olof Palme in a case that has frustrated this orderly nation for nearly three years. Christer Pettersson was arraigned at Stockholm District Court, and a judge ordered him held for further questioning. Press reports hailed his arrest Wednesday as a breakthrough in the investigation. Palme, a four-term prime minister who championed leftist causes and disarmament, was killed Feb.
July 3, 1989 |
A witness today testified he saw the man charged with killing Prime Minister Olaf Palme at a train station around the time Palme was shot outside a movie theater. Algot Asell, 68, was the first witness in the trial to support the alibi of the defendant, Christer Pettersson. Pettersson denies killing Palme. The prosecution said it would call witnesses to cast doubt on Asell's credibility. Asell said he saw Pettersson waiting for a train at the Marsta station between 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Feb.
March 9, 1986
With the death of Sweden's Prime Minister, Olof Palme, the cause of peace lost a needed friend and spokesman. What twisted mind, what soulless human being could have coldbloodedly assassinated him, and for what reason? On Dec. 14, 1985 I was privileged to be one of the thousands who locally attended the Beyond War Peace Award Ceremony when six heads of state were honored for their participation in the Five Continent Peace Initiative calling for an end to the nuclear threat. Olaf Palme was one of the honorees.
February 26, 1990 |
At the end, fat tears sparkled in the eyes of Daniel Ortega when his wife hugged him from behind and kissed his cheek. But with a stoicism that marked a dignified and reflective speech resembling nothing more than a valedictory, the defeated president and revolutionary guerrilla commander held them back. His chin quivered for an instant at his closing exhortation today to continue "Forward!" If he had blinked, the tears would have trickled down his face.