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Sweden gets all-clear for Iraq deportations

Published: 25 Nov 2010 07:55 GMT+01:00
Updated: 25 Nov 2010 07:55 GMT+01:00

"The European Court of Human Rights has today (Wednesday) informed us that all cases of deportations to Iraq sent to the court will be handled individually," the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) said in a statement.

On October 22nd, the Court had informed Sweden, Britain and the Netherlands that it would rule in favour of the plaintiffs in all cases where Iraqis appealed their deportation order until it had gathered more information on the security situation in the war-torn country.

Since then, Sweden had suspended around 200 deportations at the request of the court, the Migration Board said.

"We have stopped the deportations that the court asked us to stop," the board's legal chief Mikael Ribbenvik told AFP, adding that Sweden had never completely stopped sending rejected asylum-seekers back to Iraq.

Wednesday's ruling "confirms the Swedish, and also the European practice, that these cases should be determined individually," he said.

"We will continue to deport Iraqis who do not need protection," he said, stressing however that "many are also given asylum."

Sweden, which has in recent years taken in more Iraqis than any other Western country, tightened its asylum policy in 2007, when a record 18,559 Iraqis arrived in the Scandinavian country.

Since then, all Iraqi asylum-seekers have needed to prove they are personally threatened at home to be granted asylum in Sweden, and in 2009, 3,230 Iraqis asylum-seekers were rejected while 1,524 saw their applications granted.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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09:50 November 25, 2010 by Ravioli
I read that 1 of the 61 who was to be deported the other day (before that was cancelled by the court) was a child molester who has since been unable to be located. Sweet. Thanks, EU Human Rights Court.
10:53 November 25, 2010 by marianne667
Sweden needs strickter rules. Sweden also needs to keep stricter tabs on asylum seekers.
13:16 November 25, 2010 by asian123
most of the immigrants or students who are coming to study (free) in sweden are dominated by muslim countries.

pakistan tops of all and iran bangladesh, ect...

in some classed the only name appears is mohammad many times.

the point i am going to say is

the most readers of the thelocal.se is also muslims.

we can see the strang reactions if someone critisises muslims.

i like to critisise islam and muslims.

i just want to see how they react . they are posed like non muslims with non muslim names and tell about humanity and humanrights and solidarity that seems funny when a muslim teaching western country about humanity.

99 percent in 2 billion muslims are nothing to do with terrorism and innocents.

but 99 percent terrorists in RECENT years are muslims.

muslims and arabs are having lot of demands like veil, halal meat, circumcision, shariw law, pork ban ect...

thats why a muslim person who are following islam seriously is a threat to the western society.

thats what many people are screaming in many countries.

they are not racists.
15:54 November 25, 2010 by Ranjit T Edward
Asian123, I cannot but help agree with your statistics that not all muslims are terrorist, but nearly all terrorist are muslims.

And you are right, that nearly all the global terrorism comes from the Arab world. And sure, they do come here and demand for rights, on laws in Europe. It makes me laugh when you mention that they use the quran to explain everything scientifically. Espeically, the eating of pork. When all statistics actually show that it is probably a more healthier meat than others.

Having said that, are we also not falling into the same trap as them. By treating them, the way they treat non-muslims in their world makes us no different to them. After all most of the European constitutions are originally built on the tenants of Christianity. And for us to take the same stand as them, only means we are stooping down to levels below human dignity.

You must keep in mind, that even christianity has a very bloody past. I feel, islam also will follow the same route. Maybe, not in our life time, but it will eventually become a pure belief system.

The point I am trying to make is simple. That humans irrespective of caste, colour or creed must be treated equal. Where they come from, what they believe in, must not be a factor in making decisions. After all, you, me or anyone never has a choice in where we were born, and what faith we are born into.

As for the Iraqi's and other asylum seekers, I hope so much that the genuine one's who have good reason to run away from their country get their status in this country. As for those that play the system...well they deserve what they get.

And for the record, I live in Ulricehamn, am originally a South Indian, who came to Sweden in 2005 on a regular work permit on invitation from a Swedish company and not an ayslum seeker. The name I use here is my real name.
17:46 November 25, 2010 by Swedesmith
@Ranjit I would venture to say that you are a welcome addition to Sweden.
18:14 November 25, 2010 by Ranjit T Edward
haha..thank you for your kind words Swedesmith! I have been well received in my little town and love it every time I go back there...it has every essence of going back home!
18:23 November 25, 2010 by Zero
I love how Sweden has to get permission from the European Court of Human Rights in order to deport people from their own country.
18:36 November 25, 2010 by asian123
@Ranjit T Edward

any country wants people wants people who can work and law abiding like you who dont have specific demands on the society and easily assimilating in the society liki you.

following are not opinions they are swedish people opinions in the blog.

1)Become a Somali illiterate mother with six kids so soon raining money on you.
07:26 November 26, 2010 by Douglas Garner
Perhaps someone would like to comment on the story... I am getting tired of the Local comment section being used for a chat room on racial and similar issues.

Regarding the comment about keeping tabs on asylum seekers who are awaiting deportation... I agree whole heartedly. If a person has been denied asylum, then his incentive to disappear into society by whatever means possible is greatly increased. Perhaps we should provide other resources for their use to find alternative destinations.
07:44 November 26, 2010 by Alf Garnett
@Ranjit T E.......#17 Nice post, both rational & elequently presented.

Nice win over the Kiwis!
22:16 November 26, 2010 by saalf
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