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Man held after Migration Board hostage drama

TT/The Local · 4 Jun 2010, 14:53

Published: 04 Jun 2010 14:53 GMT+02:00

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The 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and threatening behaviour after he barricaded himself in a room with two people who had been part of a demonstration outside the centre protesting deportations to Iran.

"The perpetrator has been arrested. One person is injured and has been taken to hospital in Ängelholm for care," Sofie Österhheim at Skåne police told news website DN.se on Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the detention centre at 11.20am on Friday after the man had seized the pair after they had entered the centre to talk to people threatened with deportation, according to the local Helsingborgs Dagblad.

The 44-year-old Iranian, whose four-year stay in Sweden was due to end with his deportation on Friday, eventually gave himself up shortly before 2pm after protracted negotiations. The man requested a lawyer and was later taken into police custody.

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According to Fredrik Bengtsson at the Migration Board the demonstration, numbering 10-12 people, was authorized and had been planned in advance.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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15:47 June 4, 2010 by dehossain_007

It is my point of view , that is a worst and the people should be aware about this type matter
16:01 June 4, 2010 by JulieLou40
Eh? Your comment doesn't even make sense. I suggest you learn English.
16:08 June 4, 2010 by Guy with a big whang

Jangel eskey panap lala pericma jeekel feely beely seely deely.

Right about now you should have a pretty confused expression on your face.., that's exactly how we felt after reading your comment.
16:40 June 4, 2010 by hpunlimited
Lets take hostages and stab people with a knife!!! Maybe i'll be allowed to stay then?

This guy clearly proved the Migrationboard to be right about deporting him!
16:53 June 4, 2010 by Jes
The man has lived in Sweden for 4 years and now they have to deport him ? This is something you would expect from Iran not Sweden ?

I have personally visted the inmates is these holding centres . These are PRISONS ! The only difference is that those who locked up have not committed any crime and dont know how long they are going to stay in there .

These are people who wake up , eat , wait , eat , wait , eat again , sleep , and wake up to repeat the same thing everyday . The idea , its seems to me ,, is to wear them down and turn them into zombies before boading them on a private jet to be dumped somewhere , anywhere outside Sweden.

While they are there , they have no to access to a trained psychologist who can assess their mental condition , either as a neccesity or as a precuation . Only once a week does the Red Cross send in 2 people to look at talk to any one who is interested in talking for 10 minutes ?

Why should anybody be surprised that some of these people have tried to commit suicide or attempted to take a hostage as this man has now done ?

17:13 June 4, 2010 by boby
Sweden is worst then Nazi Germany. How can they hold people in humanitarian need in detention centers?

The world and the UN must demand from Sweden to open its borders and allow free entry into the country. They can not put people in consentration camps.
17:33 June 4, 2010 by Kaethar
@Jes: Er... you realise entering a country illegally is a crime right? According to international laws everyone has the right to claim asylum though. But when this request is denied they are for the most part put in detention centers before they are deported (because of the flight risk). What exactly is the problem here?
17:34 June 4, 2010 by curiousaboutwriting
why should sweden have a junk of non productive folks, who can not find out about civility and dialogue? congradulations Sweden chatter them all out!!!
17:44 June 4, 2010 by Tall swede
Wow, what a load of crap. Sweden gives a safe harbor to thousands of people every year, and people complain and compare us to nazi germany for not giving free money to EVERYONE who drag their ass across our borders? No one in the world would give you what you want, and you complain to the one country that give more than any one else? Your knowledge of international law and simple economics is rudimentary. And to show us your skill you use the commentary section of a newspaper in english with incredibly low number of swedish readers? Now that is just stupid!
17:54 June 4, 2010 by jimthat
i dont know why do they come to the oppossite part of the world to claim for their rights and telling the swedes how racist and mean they are .well there are at least two purposes very openly shown one is make love to our women (and whiten their race ) and second get whatever benefit even if it is for a short time .out of that i dont know what else .

help sweden ? i would doubt .helping swedish people? i dont thik so either .they get very agressive .very often and use too much space in the police news at the newspapers

they give the impression the first goal is a sexual and race whitening one .

it is not me who say that .you can hear them openly talking in the bars (whit a couple drinks inside ) in slussen
18:37 June 4, 2010 by k9dr
Desperate people do desperate acts. What would you do if you were being deported to Iran against your will? Will this help his case? Doubt it, maybe he'll get a few more weeks in Sverige. Have some compassion folks, we don't know his story.
21:12 June 4, 2010 by Michael84
@ jimthat. You say "They", "Them" what you imply is that everyone who is Iranian is like that . I did a quick search about them and here's the result:


and compared it to:


Their list is shorter for sure but they're a great nation despite having terrible leaders and even sometimes being treated here like if they were a member of al qaeda.
21:13 June 4, 2010 by bbeynch
@Dogdoctor: The other angle to your comment is to ask where does national sovereignty begin and end. The story above is short on detail, but there absolutely nothing wrong in deporting an alien who has violated the terms of his temporary stay by, say, committing a crime. If "compassion" was the only criteria, Sweden's population would now be equivalent to that of Bangladesh, most of whom we be supported somehow on taxpayer funds. I do not think such population density is desirable in Sweden, by even the most devout, open-borders, liberal. Hence, where does one realistically draw the line?
22:06 June 4, 2010 by k9dr
you are right, there's a lot of need in the world. just seems weird how this story seems to bring out the haters on both sides.
02:25 June 5, 2010 by ringorm
Well, lets just hope the Swedish democrats puts a stop to this madness after the election.
02:51 June 5, 2010 by sendia
They may have many problems in their countries but the bottom line is entering a country illegally is wrong and they have to be deported eventually ! sad, but what else can be done?

have open borders like our Einstein boby says!
08:56 June 5, 2010 by curiousaboutwriting
Certainly they have found a country to THRIVE on issues of RIGHTS that they NEVER got in their OWN countries. And try to bully swedes by calling them racists yet in their own countries they forget too soon they have 'castes' if I got the speling right, religious descriminations against their very own selves amongst other cruppy issues! I aint no Swede myself but I keep wanting to think that how difficult can it be? To realise simple things as if you go to Rome do as the Romans do. I am not saying you embrace everything but please respect! No wonder it is certainly no doubt that you can take a man away from the bush but not the bush in him. Folks respects a countries laws and noone is here to teach Swedes what to do in their own later. They have done it good or bad without you! So no hard feelings but lets learn to follow outlined rules and regulations period!
10:53 June 5, 2010 by Jes
If are a racist , an idiot or a heartless ignorant fool , you are not going to like this : the issue is NOT about " entering illegally" is all about why it takes 4 years to forcefully deport a man you have housed and fed all that time ?

If an application has been turned down , why is it necessary to prolong this expensive misery by locking up the man for months untit his head connot take it any more ?

Its not as if Sweden is run by cruel perverts that simply enjoy giving people pain , is it ?

Okay , your country is heaven that has to be protected fro the "bush " people as one "curiousaboutwriting" has put it .

This chap does not know that what he writes today was said 50 years ago by some white devils about President Obamas parents .
11:27 June 5, 2010 by soultraveler3
The article says that he had a 4 year stay in Sweden, not that it took 4 years to try to "forcefully deport" him. He probably hasn't been in the detention centre more than a month or 2.

If you think about it 4 years wouldn't be that long. If he got the okay for refugee status, he might've been ok for 2-3 years, then they told him it was time to leave, if he appealed that could easily been close to a year back and forth between him and the state. 4 years isn't so long if you look at it like that.

They lock these people up because in every country where "refugees" are let in, given money, food, housing, healthcare, education etc. on what are supposed to be temporary terms, when that time is up almost none of them want to leave again, so they never show up to the deportation centres like they're supposed to. They go into hiding instead.

People forget that refugee status is a temporary thing, or that it's supposed to be. It's not meant to be an easy ticket to citizenship and social welfare for live for the refugees and their 10 children.
12:29 June 5, 2010 by Jes
Soutravelers , you one of the ignorant ones that I talked about . Who told you that refugee status is a temporary thing ?

Are you aware that your own Minister Of Intergration , Mymko Sabuni was a refugee ? Are you aware that Zlatan the Captain of your Swedish team come to Sweden as refugees ?

If it takes 4 years for your perfect system to figure out who stays or gets deported , then , one has to be a wet fool not to see something wrong with that .

If you tried to step out of your superiority complex for a bit , you would be able to see why some of these people attempt to hide .

There are signs that if you found yourself in the same position , you would hide . I can tell because , even if no one is running after you , I can see that you are already hiding behind a fake name like most racist cowards do .

Jes Olof .
14:23 June 5, 2010 by Valdemaratterdag
Jes, 95 percent of those posting on the Internet use aliases. Are you to suggest that they are all racists and cowards? I have a suggestion: I believe those that say they are using their real names without posting their home addresses and phone numbers are racist cowards.

Please post your home address and phone number.
16:19 June 5, 2010 by Jes
Did I say that all those who use aliases are racist cowards ?

Valdemaratterdag please , if you are as intelligent as your posh names suggests , you would see that my issue with this southtravelers is not actually about what he calls himself on Internet , but the words behind the name . One can judge a tree by its fruits .

Of course most people use aliases on Internet . I suppose the main reason for that is to protect their privacy and that of their associets and family . Conceptually speaking , it just cannot be those same people who critisize a man who is reluctant to be deported to a country where his life and that of his family could be in danger .

Self-protection is the first instinct of any normal human person .

All I am saying is that you can never know if you can hide until you find yourself being chased . Your 95% is already hiding even if nobody is hunting them down .

Its up to you to make up your mind if I am a racist or a coward . My position is that Sweden should never criticise Isreal for shooting down percieved enemies , or USA for detaining "terrorists" indefinately , while it imprisons people just because they might hide . I am totaly against any form of hypocricy .

If you support the policy of caging up asylum-seekers for months , because they are from the "bush" then what I am supposed to call you ?
22:58 June 5, 2010 by Rahelli
I know about sweden immgration bord because i was not born in sweden i am living in sweden but if you have a good reason to stay in sweden sweden immgration bord will allow you so it seem to me sweden immgration bord are better than others
23:33 June 5, 2010 by soultraveler3
Jes, you are a complete moron, you can't even type and /or speak english therefore it is pointless to try and have a normal conversation with you in english, lol.

Get a life and when you get a minute read the law books. Refugee status is supposed to be temporary not permanent. It's a limited time that people are allowed to be in the country while their homeland is in turmoil, not anything more. The fact that you think it is shows your lack of understanding.
02:57 June 6, 2010 by Valdemaratterdag

Your prevaricating notwithstanding, I'm still waiting for you to post your address and phone number. Or are you just another racist coward as you accuse others of being? After all, you're the one who wants to be considered brave for using your "real name" here. Let's see how brave you really are. Post them.
14:42 June 6, 2010 by Jes
Soultravelers , I was refering to your type ; you are an ignorant idiot . Only a fool can say that I cannot " speak english . ( Btw : English is always typed with a Capital letter )

Read law ?

Upphållstillstånd is permanent in Sweden as long as one resides in Sweden. It can only be terminated or withdrawn for specific violations Its renewable ( as a formality ) after 3 years .

Sweden can also issue a temporaly permit for a number of reasons . You seem not to know the difference between the two ,mr english .

18:45 June 6, 2010 by koded
My problem here is that I still dont understand why many countries in europe will have to wait for a long time before they may deport failed asylum seeker. It is very painful to keep people under detention for a long period of time just because of immigration offence.

Send the person back to his/her country of origin to start a new life there. It does matter whether the person like it or not. Once all avenue have been exhausted to test the genuine intetion of seeking asylum claim.
22:07 June 6, 2010 by Jes
Valdemaratterdag dear , why are you stuck ?

My position is very clear . I am NOT the BRAVE one who hides beind a fake name to issue lactures in Internet about the right way to behave if you are a "Bushman " who finds himself tresspassing in Sweden .

I repeat : the first instinct of man is to protect themselves . In simple words , this means that you are not going to find me blaming that refugee for trying to hide . If I were in his position , I am not sure that I would not hide .

As for the idiots who are here to protect their land and taxes from the invaders , I find it laughable that they are doing it under the shadows , which , to me , does not make them any different from the man they are blaming for running from trouble .

Sir / madam , I am only saying that is is so easy to be clever when you are safe . But reality , as shown here , is that everyone " hides " , in anticipation of danger . We all do it by hiding our true identity , our adress , our phones OR and more to the point , by running away from someone who might hand us over to a party that might harm us .

OBS : those who know me can recognise me . That`s all that matters to me . Should you think that I am a coward , that is alright with me too . Remember that I am aware that different people act differently in anticipation of danger .

We are all just people afterall !!

Thank God that there are people like @ koded who can talk sense . Asylum-seekers who have lack the reason to be provided with permanent or temporaly residence should be sent back to their countries quickly and with dignity .

Its cheaper, more sensible and less painful .
12:18 June 7, 2010 by flintis
@ Jes,

I agree, Sweden stop torturing these innocent people, put them on the first plane/boat back to whence they came.


Probably because these asylum seekers are hiding their real identity & nationality so they cannot be deported.
12:48 June 7, 2010 by B-dogg.
Comment: "you are not going to like this : the issue is NOT about " entering illegally" is all about why it takes 4 years to forcefully deport a man you have housed and fed all that time"

@ Jes. Yes four years is far too long for somebody to have to wait for their application to be processed. This is an area that migrationsverket really needs to come up to speed on. I myself lived here almost a year, and another whole year in my home country waiting for my own Sambo visa to be processed. It is both frustrating and time wasting. But the reason there is such a long wait is because there are so many cases that migrationsverket have to deal with! No doubt each case has to be individually dealt with following a correct procedure which takes both time and resources.They are literally overwhelmed with applicants. And as long as Sweden continues to be seen as such a soft touch by refugees to flood into, we will continue to see an immigration system which is being pushed to its absolute limits, which can not process it's applications within a decent time frame for anybody refugee or westener. And white devils? Perhaps you should be reminded that racism works both ways.
13:32 June 7, 2010 by Marc the Texan
Bottom line: Sweden gave this guy a free ride for 4 years. When the ride was over, he committed a crime in attempt to get another free ride. Deport his a s s.
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