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Is this Swedish government pamphlet a guide for men who have married underage girls?

The pamphlet is/was real; the claim "a guide to welfare" is false The pamphlet is/was real and caused a stir in the Swedish news, for example: Aftonbladet (in Swedish) The pamphlet was published on ...
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Is this Swedish government pamphlet a guide for men who have married underage girls?

For completeness, here is the full 4 page pamphlet together with an English translation: Information to you who are married to a child Child marriage is illegal in Sweden In Sweden it is ...
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Do one quarter of Swedes named 'Ali' have a criminal record?

The short answer: the post uses invalid figures to support their claim "roughly 24 percent of all Alis in Sweden have a conviction". Furthermore, they are misrepresenting what their figures ...
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Do the Swedish police have a special code for immigrant crimes?

That there is a police code is true. The Swedish police use different codes for different types of work as a way to track, for instance, how much resources they use. Some examples of such police codes ...
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Is Sweden experiencing a "rape epidemic?"

No, there is not even a good correlation between actual rape rates and immigration. The figure that Gatestone Institute cites is the rate of reported rapes. This has indeed increased, but the reason ...
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Do one quarter of Swedes named 'Ali' have a criminal record?

Schmuddi's answer notes that the Lexbase database only contains 4961 persons with Ali as one of their names. But if we read the Samhällsnytt article, we find that the number 9742 comes from the ...
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Is Sweden's economy deteriorating fast?

Page 41 of the referenced study/document does claim that, per its projections/algorithms, Sweden's HDI will drop, from 0.949 to 0.906 (e.g. to 45th place). 45th place is relatively low-ish (for ...
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Has Sweden tripled its ICU capacity to fight Covid-19?

Exaggerated. According to Socialstyrelsen (the government agency in charge of the health care system), the intensive care capacity of regular hospitals has slightly more than doubled: From 526 places ...
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Did the killer of Arminas Pileckas face charges?

The incident was extensively covered in regular Swedish media. It seems undisputed that a Syrian 14 year old boy committed the crime, but there are conflicting reports about the background events ...
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Have 8 out of 10 police officers in Sweden seriously considered quitting due to the danger?

According to a survey 3 of 4 (not quite the same a 8 of 10) police officers are considering changing job. But the main reason stated is that they are unhappy about the salary. Only 7% stated have ...
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Do one quarter of Swedes named 'Ali' have a criminal record?

There are so, so many statistical issues with this (as is expected with a release from a Russian propoganda outlet), but others have covered most of the most important ones....except one. The quote is:...
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Are 80% of migrant unaccompanied children in Sweden adults?

It's a distortion of reality. The origin is probably https://www.rmv.se/verksamheter/medicinska-aldersbedomningar/metoder/ where they describe the method used. The result of an examination is given in ...
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Are the UK and Sweden in violation of international law with respect to detaining Julian Assange?

An editorial opinion (16 August 2012) from The Guardian was that Assange is not entitled to protection under the 1951 UN refugee convention. Refugee protection does not apply to the WikiLeaks founder ...
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Are Swedish police banned from describing criminals?

An internal memo from the police is covered by a news paper article Får interna direktiv: Ange inte signalement. The article does not contain the entire memo, but it does cite a few key parts of it. ...
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Is Sweden 'the most dangerous country in Europe [EU] today' (when it comes to violent crime)?

The overall claim is most likely false I am unable to find a complete data set for 2020, but data for 2018/2019 (Eurostat) indicates that if the claim is true it represents a dramatic shift from ...
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Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden?

Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden? I believe not, that simply criticizing immigration will not be illegal: Because see What about 'free speech'? below. Because I don't see (in the ...
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Was Swedish dentist Bernt Herlitz fired because he revealed that migrant adults were fraudulently posing as children?

The Gateway Pundit does seem to imply that Herlitz was fired because he "revealed" that migrants are fraudulently posing as children. However, their translation of the original article makes it clear ...
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Were lice used for election in medieval Sweden?

"Cowan" in the OP refers to the 1865 book Curious Facts in the History of Insects, Including Spiders and Scorpions which states at page At Hurdenburg, in Sweden, Mr. Hurst tells us the mode of ...
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Do Swedes believe climate change spending to be the biggest waste of taxpayer money in 2019?

Who made the claim? To get to the source of this we have to introduce two organizations: Skattebetalarnas Förening and a related project Slöseriombundsmannen. Both links are in Swedish. I could not ...
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Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden?

As ChrisW already pointed out, both the disposition from the "Committee on the Constitution" (including some background information and reasoning behind the law changes) and the changes and amendments ...
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Was the person who was assaulted by ASAP Rocky a repeat violent offender?

Summary The injured party is indeed named Mustafa Jafari, and he has a number of convictions but only one is for a violent crime (assault). He can not be said to be a "repeat offender of violent ...
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Has Sweden beaten SARS-CoV-2 with herd immunity?

Data do not support achieving herd immunity in Sweden (at least as of August, 2020). One article cites a seroprevalence of 20% or less [1]. This is nowhere near estimates to achieve herd immunity ...
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Was there curfew in Tensta, Stockholm imposed by criminal gangs?

As requested in comments: Your TV4 link is from 17 October. On 20 October Swedish Television reported "Information about curfews in Tensta exaggerated" using the lovely Swedish word ...
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Do one quarter of Swedes named 'Ali' have a criminal record?

I'm not sure why you asked the question here, because the claim contains everything you need to verify it for yourself. At the time of this posting, searching for the name "Ali" on Statistics Sweden (...
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Did Peter the Great just "return" lands that "belonged to Russia", in the Great Northern War?

Not that this claim over "belongs to" or "return" should matter that much for any argument in the present day, but of course this is rooted in historical fact, with a twist if you ...
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Is this weather forecast from Sweden?

Yes, it is real. A follow-up to a short-lived and criticised experimental TV series There was a short-lived experimental series called Halal-TV, produced by Swedish state owned TV network SVT (...
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Did a refugee evade arrest by three female police officers in Sweden, as shown in this video?

The event took place in a housing complex for refugees on March 20th in Fagersjö, a suburb just outside Stockholm and received attention in main-stream media as well, e.g. in Dagens Nyheter, ...
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Do Scandinavian-Americans have a higher standard of living than Scandinavians?

It is very hard to do a comparison when priorities are this different. One of the central questions boils down to: How do you actually measure living standard? Given that living standard is usually ...
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Was Swedish dentist Bernt Herlitz fired because he revealed that migrant adults were fraudulently posing as children?

Part of the claim is that Herlitz was able to distinguish legal minors (i.e. under 18) from legal adults by examining their teeth. Estimating age from the teeth has a long history. Here is a survey ...
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