Olle Wästberg

Olle Wästberg: “We Need More Raoul Wallenbergs Today”

This week, our podcast, “On Human Rights,” is coming to you from the middle of the Baltic Sea, on the island of Gotland. Here all week at a political festival called Almedalen, politicans, academics, the civil society, and the business community comes together to meet, debate and mingle. It’s sometimes called the largest democracy party.

Today our Stockholm office director Malin Oud speaks to Olle Wästberg. Wästberg was long-time member of the Swedish parliament. He has had a long career in politics and media. He also served as Consul General of Sweden in New York City. Wästberg has been instrumental in getting Sweden a day to commemorate Raoul Wallenberg, on August 27.