SALC assisted the Crown in the Treasure Looting case
Svea Court of Appeal issued a judgment today in the Treasure Looting lawsuit. In the case, three people were sentenced for the looting of Gotland archeological sites. This is the first time that anyone has been convicted of grave archaeological heritage crimes in Sweden. The Court of Appeal's judgment was a great success for cultural conservation. The Court of Appeal increased the time of imprisonment for the defendants. In addition, the defendants were sentenced to pay damages to County Administrative Board of Gotland and the court determined that the Crown has better rights to various antiquities found in the possession of the convicted person. The district court dismissed these civil claims. Attorney Jan-Mikael Bexhed of SALC was Counsel-of-Record for Crown in the Court of Appeal.