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Sweden

2019

19

Jun

Municipality in Sweden raises USSR flag

The USSR flag has been raised over a municipality building in Sweden, local press reports. The incident took place in the Swedish Täby municipality. One of the employees came to work and noticed the USSR flag hoisted on the building. The staffer immediately took it off, Expressen reported. According to the local security services, no […]

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Source: Sputnik , Unian

30

May

Swedish town bans Islamic headscarf in primary schools

The populist measure is part of a new ‘integration plan’ for the town of Staffanstorp, roughly 20km outside Malmö, which has been drawn up for by the centre-right Moderate Party and the populist Sweden Democrats. “The headscarf is a symbol that women are not available. It’s a sexualisation of women and it’s unreasonable to do […]

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Source: Euro News , The Local

14

Mar

Swedish members of Waffen-SS receive “Hitler pension” from Germany

During World War II, about 200 Swedes joined Hitler’s troops and fought for Nazi Germany. Those alive still receive war pensions from the German state. In total, there are 15 recipients of the so-called “Hitler pension” in Sweden, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported. The recipients are aged between 82 and 101 years. Six of those are Swedish citizens and three of them […]

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Source: Sputnik , HT

19

Feb

Student fined for Afghan deportation protest

A Swedish activist has been fined 3,000 krona ($324; £251) for trying to stop the deportation of an Afghan migrant. University student Elin Ersson booked what she thought was the same flight as the Afghan, refusing to sit down unless he was taken off the plane. The migrant in question was not on the flight […]

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Source: Sputnik , BBC

05

Feb

Swedish student to face trial after anti-deportation protest that stopped flight

The Swedish student who livestreamed her onboard protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker will go on trial. Elin Ersson will appear at Gothenburg District Court, charged with violating Sweden’s Aviation Act. Ersson protested in July last year against the Swedish government’s policy of deporting some rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan by boarding […]

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Source: The Local.se

04

Feb

Swedish outcry as pregnant woman dragged off train

A video showing a heavily pregnant woman being manhandled by guards on the Stockholm metro has prompted an angry response in Sweden. The woman, who was with her young daughter, was caught without a ticket, officials said. After an argument with security guards she was dragged off the train and held down on a bench. […]

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Source: BBC , BBC

29

Jan

Burkini sale banned in Swedish community

A Swedish suburb which was once the site of an ancient Viking capital has fuelled the protracted debate on traditional norms and women’s rights with its decision to stop the sale of the Muslim swimming garment at community-run facilities; it has deemed the concealing swimwear detrimental to integration. Sigtuna, a municipality in Greater Stockholm, has decided […]

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Source: AA , Sputnik

17

Jan

Swedish politician charged over Islamophobic FB post

A far-right politician in southwest Stockholm has been slapped with 40 days in prison over insult on Islam and Muslims on social media, local media reported on Wednesday. The politician in Sodertalje city from the far-right Swedish Democrats Party, which is known for its anti-migrant stance, had shared a Facebook post that read “All Muslims […]

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Source: AA , AA

2018

26

Dec

Swedish TV warns dark-skinned people, Muslims of vitamin D deficiency

Swedish national broadcaster SVT has warned that immigrating to Scandinavia is not only peace and joy but can lead to serious health problems. The trademark frigid darkness of the Nordic climate can be dangerous for “dark-skinned” people, especially for women who choose to wear all-covering clothing for religious reasons, national broadcaster SVT informed its viewers. According to SVT, the Swedish weather may prove […]

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Source: Hürriyet , Sputnik

09

Nov

Sweden extends border controls with Germany, Denmark by 3 Months

Sweden has prolonged internal border controls with Germany and Denmark for a further three months over security concerns, the Swedish Justice Ministry said on November 8. The ministry cited a persisting threat to domestic security and similar decisions by other EU members. In August, Sweden said that EU’s porous frontiers allowed potential terrorists to slip into the country. Internal […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik