Olof Palme (CIA)

Emma Best filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2016-02688
Due May 9, 2016
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Materials relating to, describing or mentioning Sven Olof Joachim Palme (January 30 1927 – February 28 1986) as well as his assassination and any investigations thereof. His death has been widely and extensively reported. Please do NOT include materials originally sourced from Executive Intelligence Review.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the decision to provide only pre-processed materials as that is not what I requested. I specifically requested material relating to his assassination, and it is known from CREST that the Agency is in possession of at least some records that mention it. None of these were provided nor was a search performed for other records relating or mentioning to his assassination and investigations of it.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Michael Best

I am agreeable to the course of action suggested in your September 19th letter. Thank you.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.