Headscarf ban in the workplace ‘not discriminatory’: Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman

A uniform policy by Scandinavian airline SAS banning staff who deal directly with customers from wearing religious symbols like headscarves does not breach anti-discrimination laws, Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. The policy first made headlines in April 2017, when a woman who had gone through the interview process for a job with the company […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: The Local





Muslims are ‘not completely human,’ Swedish politician claims, causing uproar

Martin Strid, of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD), made the comments while addressing party faithful gathered for the SD’s national conference. Other members have distanced themselves from Strid who now faces expulsion. Addressing the crowd, Strid, according to various local sources said that there is a scale of humanity from 1 to 100, that Muslims can be placed upon and that […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: RT




Sweden is deporting a 106-year-old blind Afghan refugee to the “safe” part of Afghanistan

Sweden, long regarded as Europe’s most refugee-friendly country, is no longer making a name from its generosity. The Scandinavian country is on a mission to quickly deport the rejected asylum seekers lingering within its borders. Among them is 106-year-old Bibikhal Uzbek, a blind, disabled grandmother from Afghanistan. Just weeks from her 107th birthday, Uzbek was […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: QUARTZ




Sweden to deport 106-year-old Afghan woman, believed to be the world’s oldest refugee

The Swedish Migration Agency rejected the asylum application and ruled for the deportation of a 106-year-old Afghan woman, who is blind, confined to bed and is believed to be the world’s oldest refugee. According to the report of Sweden’s public radio broadcaster, the agency denied the asylum request of Bibikhal Uzbek, who has been living […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Daily Sabah




In Swedish asylum limbo, young Afghans turn to heroin

Afghan asylum seekers in Sweden say smoking heroin, the highly-addictive drug related to opium which Afghanistan produces and distributes around the world, helps ease their fear of being deported Beer cans, newspapers drenched in vomit and aluminium foil litters the ground inside a parking garage where young Afghan asylum seekers smoke heroin as they shelter […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Daily Mail




Sweden tightens the security after the terror attack in Stockholm that killed 4

A lorry drove into a crowd on a busy shopping street in Sweden’s capital Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and wounding 15, police said. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything indicated the crash was “a terrorist attack”. “Sweden has been attacked. Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack,” Prime Minister […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Euronews , ITV