Uighurs and other Muslim minorities who flee from China to Sweden will more easily be able to get a residence permit following a new decision from the Swedish Migration Agency.
In a new official standpoint, the agency states that it is sufficient for someone to be an Uighur for them to face a risk of persecution, Sveriges Radio was first to report. This means that members of these minorities do not need to prove that they as individuals face a specific risk of persecution in order for their applications to be granted.
"What we've seen is that there is quite far-reaching repression by the state. Where they can arrest and intern people without any criminal charges. People are put in what are described as 're-education camps'. This is happening arbitrarily," Carl Bexelius, deputy head of the Migration Agency's justice department, told the radio.Read full article on The Local