Swede fined for delaying Afghan’s expulsion

AFP
February 19,2019

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STOCKHOLM: A Gothenburg court on Monday fined a Swedish student activist for delaying a flight due to expel an Afghan asylum seeker, a scene she broadcast live on Facebook.

On July 23, 2018, sociology student Elin Ersson, 21, used her mobile phone to film her one-woman protest on board a Turkish Airlines flight from Sweden´s second city of Gothenburg to Istanbul.

The images went viral after they were posted on social media. In contact with members of the family of an Afghan asylum seeker who was to be expelled, Ersson had boarded the flight, armed with a ticket and her passport, with the sole intent of preventing his expulsion. The Afghan in question turned out not to be on the flight. But another Afghan who was to be deported after serving a prison sentence, was among the passengers.


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