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03 Dec 2014
‘The Local’ comments on a UN report claiming Sweden has breached the UN Torture Convention as a result of a policy of keeping some child suspects and young offenders in isolation. The experts cited concerns including depression,...
12 Sep 2014
‘EU Observer’ reports that during the summer, an anti-nationalist cabaret was presented in Swedish cities, as a tradition of broadcasting political messages through theatre. The EU’s efforts to seal off its borders put the lives of...
12 Sep 2014
The website of ‘Rappler’ reports that last year the highest number of residence permits was given in Sweden in all European countries. The level of asylum seekers has not been this high since the Balkans war in the 1990s. Sweden is now...
02 Jul 2014
‘The Local’ reports that plans to accommodate refugee children in a small town in Western Sweden was changed after residents started protesting, saying the value of their real estate would diminish after the kids moved in. The local...
16 Apr 2014
‘Independent’ reports that fellow passengers organised a protest for a Kurdish man, who was expelled from Sweden despite having two children with a Swedish resident. As a result he was taken to a migrant detention centre – but the...
09 Apr 2014
‘The Local’ reports that the Swedish government had been holding closed-door meetings with their Romanian colleagues for months – but these talks have broken down. The Swedes urged their Romanian counterparts to put EU funds to...
28 Jan 2014
‘New Straits Times’ reports that children are the responsibility of society in Sweden and have important rights that need to be protected. Sweden’s stringent laws often put the rights of the child above those of the parents or...
21 Jan 2014
‘BBC’ reports that Malaysian parents of a 12-year-old boy have been detained after having smacked him on the street. They have been in prison since December awaiting trial. Any form of corporal punishment has been banned in Sweden since...

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