Our aim is to analyze human right issues with international impact. We also examine and share geopolitical-relevant news about Sweden that otherwise would remain known only by a self-affirming Swedish governing class and commentariat. Conversely, we give interested Swedes an insight on international geopolitical opinions, which the local state-owned and mainstream media restrict. We were first in calling Sweden to abide with UN conventions and requested the immediate freedom of Mr Julian Assange. Our editorial line is left liberal, humanist, pro-science, and anti-imperialist.
The Indicter, originally an initiative by Prof Marcello Ferrada de Noli, was founded in September 2005, then known as The Professors’ Blog – Science, Culture and Human Rights for All. The publication changed name to The Indicter in November 2015, becoming the English voice of Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR).
Background: While implementing the initiative of founding Swedish Doctors for Human Rights, the need of a publication to allocate our statements did arise. The publication, “SWEDHR Research & Reports”, took the format of a research bulletin and has published 57 reports in two volumes. Afterwards, realizing that the journal’s content was referring predominantly to a Swedish thematic – added that some reports were in Swedish- we found necessary to establish a new publication focused on more general geopolitical subjects in a wider international context, yet associated with human rights issues. Ensuing, “The Indicter” was born as a continuation of the Professors Blog, which then ended. Since February 2017 The Indicter Magazine became independent of SWEDHR, becoming Libertarian Books Europe its legal publisher –an editorial firm registered at Sweden’s Tax Agency and the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket).
The Indicter Magazine watchword read from the start:
WE DENOUNCE WAR CRIMES, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, & STATE ASSAULTS TO PRIVACY & CIVIL LIBERTIES
In meetings of the Executive Board 4 and 8 of January, followed communications with the SWEDHR Board of Directors on January 9, 2017, it was decided to make The Indicter Magazine totally independent of SWEDHR. The Indicter Magazine and The Indicter Channel is a non-sponsored and independent outlet. The production is done by Libertarian Books Sweden, and it receives financing from nobody. So far we have not asked our readers for donations, and we are fighting hard to staying that way.
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Former Acting chief-editors of The Indicter
Dr Lena Oske, M.D., chief medical doctor. Dr Lena Oske has been acting editor-in-chief of The Indicter in different periods. She is a member of our Editorial Board and also participated previously as a member in the SWEDHR Board of Directors (See bio description down below).
Ms Nina Cross, acting editor-in-chief of The Indicter, September 2021 – January 2022. She has published investigative articles in The Indicter and several other independent media outlets. A significant project involves a series of F.O.I. requests to various British institutions in regard to Julian Assange and other relevant international political and human rights issues. She graduated from London University, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in translation studies.
THE INDICTER’s Editorial board
Chair, Professor emeritus, med dr i psykiatri Marcello Ferrada de Noli, (PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden). He is the founder of The Indicter and of the NGO Swedish Doctors for Human Rights (SWEDHR). He is also CEO of Libertarian Books – Europeand founder of Professor emeritus of epidemiology and international health, doctor in psychiatry (Karolinska Institutet), he has been a research fellow and lecturer at Harvard Medical School, and formerly Chair of the International and Cross-cultural Injury Epidemiology Research Group at the Karolinska Institutet. The professor is author of several books, among other Sweden VS. Assange – Human Rights Issues, and Sweden’s Geopolitical Case Against Assange 2010-2019, one theme that has been paramount treated in The Indicter magazine. He has had extensive participation in the Swedish and international debate on issues of public health, human rights and geopolitics; i.e. exclusive interviews by TV4 Sweden, Swedish State TV (Svt), Sputnik News; as well interviewed by Deutsche Welle, Telegiornale RAI Genova, L’Ecco di Bergamo and other Italian publications, KILTR-Scotland, Television Nacional de Chile, Russia Today [RT], OnTheNow, Channel One Russia, Rossyya 24, as well as exclusive interviews in main Swedish media, e.g. Dagens Nyheter (DN), SvD, Swedish Radio (SR), Swedish TV Rapport (News) and other Svt-programs, Swedish Channel 5, Expressen, Aftonbladet, etc. He has published columns in Izvestia (Russia) and was a frequent contributor of Global Research (Canada). He has also published op-eds in Dagens Nyheter DN, SvD, Aftonbladet and other main Swedish newspapers. Founder in 2005 of the first blog published by Swedish professors (The Professors’ Blog). His scientific works and books have been cited in about one thousand publications. / By Dr Armando Popa, Dec 2015. (Updated by Dr Lena Oske, Dec 2019).
Editorial Board members:
Mr John Goss, M.A., UK, contribution writer and member of the editorial staff at News Junkie Post. He is a former senior technical author with a strong interest in justice and peace. He has a degree in International Studies and a Master degree in English (MLitt) both from the University of Birmingham, UK. John Goss is also a playwright, poet and librettist, currently working on a novel built around the life of Russian poet Georgy Vladimirovich Ivanov (1894-1958).
Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D., a native of Japan, is a psychologist, author, columnist, researcher, and First Amendment advocate. Dr Hayase is a former contributing writer to WL Central and has been covering issues of free speech, transparency and the vital role of whistleblowers in global society. Her writing has appeared on diverse outlets such as Counterpunch, CommonDreams, Dissident Voice, Truthout, Global Research and Antiwar.com. Her work has been published in the At Issue Series; The Occupy Movement by Greenhaven Press, Global Issues, Local Arguments by Pearson Education and Krytyka Polityczna Global Activism by Autonome Universität Berlin. She currently resides in the SF Bay Area and is a guest writer at Falkvinge & Co. on Infopolicy, where she explores the role that Bitcoin and other decentralized platforms play in strengthening civil liberties.Twitter: @nozomimagine.
Attorney Andrew Kreig, J.D., M.S.L., is a Washington, DC-based author, investigative reporter, and non-profit executive who founded the Justice Integrity Project (www.justice-integrity.org) to expose threats to democracy and human rights. Active in researching political prosecutions, torture, illegal surveillance, and media bias, his most recent book is Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and their Masters (www.presidentialpuppetry.com). Andrew Kreig began his career as a reporter with the Hartford Courant, America’s oldest (1764) newspaper still in publication, and obtained law degrees from Yale and the University of Chicago. He has since written and spoken widely for mainstream and alternative audiences. These include appearances on more than a hundred commercial broadcast stations, lectures on five continents, and human rights reports for the Huffington Post and The Professors’ Blog.
Dr Lena Oske, M.D., chief medical doctor, representing the board of directors of Swedish Doctors for Human Rights. Dr Oske works as GP. She is also a painting-artist, and a co-author in a variety of articles published at SWEDHR’s Research & Reports. Since 2018, she has also been Acting Chief-Editor in various monthly-issues of The Indicter Magazine.
Dr Armando Popa (21 Sept 1954 – † 20 Dec 2015)
Dr Armando Popa, M.D., was among the first in The Indicter’s team, and contributed as a publishing-coordinator; also a late editor of SWEDHR Research & Reports. An homage in memoriam by SWEDHR’s has been published in Research and Reports.
Professor, med dr Anders Romelsjö (PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), is professor emeritus at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and also the publisher of a top ranked Swedish political blog, Globalpolitics.se.
Professor Romelsjö is the vice-chairman of SWEDHR, and also author of numerous debate articles in main Swedish media, such as DN debatt and other newspapers. He is also in the editorial committee of FIB-Kulturfront.
Professor Anders Romelsjö is co-author of the book USA som världspolis.
Mr Sven Ruin, Swedish engineer, is the initiator of Accoun, an organisation focusing on legal equality and accountability as key issues to achieve respect for human rights. See accoun.org
Ms Maj Wechselmann, born in Denmark, is a Swedish author and prize-winner film director and documentary producer. She studied film sciences at the Dramatiska Institute, and also medicine. Maj Wechselmann has participated in the Swedish political debate since the 1970’s. Her prolific production, as well as the prizes she has been bestowed upon are full listed in the bio Wikipedia article Maj Wechselmann. She publishes the site Wechselmann Press , and also her analyses have been published at Jinge.se and at The Professors’ Blog.
Illustrations by Lena Oske and Arte de Noli.
In homage to Dr Armando Popa
Portrait of Pinochet’s prisoner Armando Popa (R.I.P), done at the Quiriquina Camp, 1973. By Marcello Ferrada de Noli