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Sweden

2019

28

Oct

Turkish children in Sweden face discrimination due to anti-Turkey propaganda by Swedish media

A Swedish TV show for children, “Lilla Aktuellt,” that airs on the country’s state channel released an episode on Oct. 15 on Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring. The show’s premise is to present events and affairs in a child-friendly manner, however, it was used as a propaganda tool to spread anti-Turkish sentiment and has led to […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Akşam , DS

03

Oct

Jews and Muslims in Sweden outraged over call to ban male circumcision

Sweden’s Centre Party voted in favour of banning circumcision (omskärelse) of boys in the absence of a medical reason, during the party’s annual meeting in Karlstad at the weekend. The main purpose of the meeting was to vote on the party’s official stance in several social issues, including whether to remove restrictions on blood donations […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Euro News , The Local

30

Aug

Sweden scraps automatic asylum for Syrians

In September 2013, Sweden was the first country in the world to open its arms fully to those fleeing the country’s brutal civil war, with the agency ruling that all Syrians arriving in Sweden would be eligible for permanent residency. But on August 29, the agency announced in a press release that it was bringing the policy to an […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Euro News , The Local

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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Country: Sweden
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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Country: Sweden
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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Country: Sweden
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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Country: Sweden
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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Country: Sweden
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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Country: Sweden
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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Country: Sweden
Source: AA , Sputnik