Saturday, April 22, 2017

tut.tut.Sweden….u bought into the PR from the ‘temporary government in Afghanistan’

excuse me Sweden, but you know that place you say is safe to repatriate refugess/asylum seekers

I think you should re-evaluate your assesment as it appears the Taleban (who already control 70% of the country) spring offensive

has begun

Reuters-taleban attack.

and in case you didn’t manage to read this, I post it for your illumination.

 

But coercing registered refugees into returning home against their will violates the international legal prohibition against refoulement -- not to forcibly return or pressure anyone into returning to a place where they would face a real risk of persecution, torture or other ill-treatment, or a threat to life.

“No Contracting State shall expel or return (“refouler”) a refugee in any manner whatsoever to the frontiers of territories where his life or freedom would be threatened on account of his race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.”

if u wish to check it out in full, go here

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Refoulement

“…coercing registered refugees into returning home against their will violates the international legal prohibition against refoulement --

not to forcibly return or pressure anyone into returning to a place where they would face a real risk of persecution, torture or

other ill-treatment, or a threat to life”.

 

You can read the details here

 

Just a gentle reminder to my much loved Sweden that some things…just ain’t Swedish!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer-silence5

Send them back……to this?

an information courtesy to the people of Sweden to assist in understanding the asylum problem

afghan myth

Miltary times Taliban control

Friday, March 31, 2017

a facade of law`?

 

I love Sweden. It is an amazing place. It is always trying to improve things.

It is, therefore, with some childlike disappointment that I must face a truth about a legal

system that is either being abused or really needs some better oversight and investigation.

 

So many times I am hearing reports of how asylum seekers, some who would rather

take suicide than return to war torn lands where genocide has been the norm for years,

for whatever seemingly politically motivated reason lose their first court case to decide if they can stay.

 

I am not here debating the rights or wrongs of immigration policy, that is a

wholly different issue.I am debating the failure to maintain the standards of the law.

 

However, so often the asylum seeker is not even notified by their Mirgatiobnsverket employed lawyer

of the date – or even decision- of an appeal court case. They are denied the right to appear, denied

the opportunity to present additional information and it would appear that such information that is

presented excludes or circumvents changes in law and government policy within the last 8 months.

 

If you are going to throw people out, OK. But please do not do it in breach of their rights as specified

within the UN Charters, the EU rules, the actual law of Sweden. Please do not do it under a facade of legal

pretence. It diminishes Sweden.

Such a kangaroo court system is deserving of the Taleban – not Sweden

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

‘Economic migration’

The problem of ‘economic migration’

There are some who object to the tragic influx of immigrants on the basis that they are

‘economic immigrants’

So just to gain some perspective on this, let us define an ‘economic immigrant’ as someone who is

not escaping a war/terrorist zone.

How then would we feel about 1.3 million ‘economic immigrants’, persons seeking to come here

who are not escaping war/terrorism?

In context it is to be noted that, per capita of population, Sweden has taken in more immigrants

since 2001 than any other European country.

Something for which Swedes should be justifiably proud and generally are. There is just a small

percentage whose apparent grasp of history conveniently omits this:

in the 19th century 1.3 MILION  ‘economic refugess’ emigrated from Sweden to the USA. They did not leave

because of war or terrorism, nor because of violent religious oppression.

 

So, where is the logic of the argument presented by that small minority who oppose accepting refugees from war zones?

It is, after all, no more than pay-back!

refugee children

photo from The Guardian and an article here

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