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Sweden

2018

05

Oct

Swedish far-right party submits motion calling for circumcision ban

A leader of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats party submitted a draft motion calling for a ban on non-medical circumcision of boys, which the text defined as “backward” child abuse. Sweden Democrats Secretary Richard Jomshof on Wednesday submitted the draft for a nonbinding motion on circumcision to the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament, where his party […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: The Times of Israel , Haberler

03

Sep

Swedish right-wing MP visits Syria to discuss sending refugees back

The recently-established right-wing party Alternative for Sweden (AfS) is betting on public support for its advocacy of the repatriation of migrants, and Syrians account for a large proportion of the refugees to have arrived in Sweden during the recent years’ migrant crisis. Swedish MP Mikael Jansson of the Alternative for Sweden party has visited Syria at the behest […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik

27

Aug

Swedish party expels member of Turkish origin Mikail Yuksel

Mikail Yuksel, a Swedish politician of Turkish origin, has been expelled from Sweden’s Centre Party ahead of elections scheduled for Sept. 9, 2018. “I have been expelled for not speaking against Turkey and on the pretext that my father is a former [central Konya province’s district of] Kulu mayor of MHP [Nationalist Movement Party],” Yuksel, […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Anadolu Agency

10

Aug

Sweden: Police said to injure autistic boy with toy gun

This June Swedish police broke the arm of an autistic teen carrying a toy gun as they thought it was real, Swedish media reported on Thursday. Martin Naslund, the father of Erik Naslund, 16, told Swedish daily Aftonbladet that the police didn’t call the ambulance even after breaking his son’s arm in three places. Martin […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Anadolu Agency

07

Aug

Man with Down syndrome carrying toy gun shot dead by Swedish police

A 20-year-old man with Down syndrome was shot to death by police Thursday in Sweden, who believed the toy gun he was carrying was a real firearm, the Independent reported. Stockholm police opened fire on Eric Torell, who had disappeared from his home Wednesday night and took a plastic replica gun from a pile of toys. “I […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AJC , TRT Haber

09

Mar

Swedish assault case thrown out because man ‘seemed to come from a good family’

n February Solna District Court judged that the Stockholm-based man should be acquitted of an alleged assault against his girlfriend from 2015 because his guilt could not be proven. The woman claimed that he assaulted her by for example pushing her into a chair, striking her and pulling her hair, which the man denied. The […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: The Local

20

Feb

Dramatic rise in suicides among asylum seeker children in Sweden

More asylum seekers from the “unaccompanied children” age bracket tend to kill themselves while waiting for a residence permit in Sweden. A survey by the Karolinska Institute put suicide as the leading cause of death in this age group, with an incidence ten times higher than that among their Swedish peers. In 2017 alone, twelve […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik

11

Jan

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

2017

27

Nov

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

06

Sep

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