Sweden and Denmark extends border controls preventing refugee flow

Sweden and Denmark extended border controls that were launched to prevent refugee crossings into the countries until November. Sweden’s Interior Minister Anders Ygeman told Swedish Television SVT that they extended border controls until November 11. In an official statement on the website of the Danish government, it was noted that border controls were extended until …

European Union seeks agreements with African dictators to deter refugees

The European Union (EU) is abandoning all pretense of human rights restraints in its refugee policy. A strategy paper published last week by the EU Commission outlined migration partnerships that will compensate nine states in Africa and the Middle East, both transit countries and countries of origin, for their cooperation in deterring refugees. The goal …

Unaccompanied refugee children sexually exploited in Sweden

Unaccompanied refugee children who sought asylum in Sweden are forced to sell sex, a popular Swedish daily claimed on Wednesday. According to a report by Aftonbladet, orphaned refugee children in Malmö city were sexually exploited, an unidentified school principal said. The principal added that male and female refugee students were taken from the school grounds …

Swedish asylum center burns down in arson attack

A Swedish asylum center burned down overnight in a suspected attack by arsonists, police said on Friday, the second incident of its kind in a week in the Stockholm region. Staff alerted police in the early hours of Friday after hearing noises and seeing lights outside the building, Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said. A …

Arson attack targets Muslim prayer room in Sweden

Police and emergency services were called to a Muslim prayer room in Malmo in southern Sweden after a fire had broken out early Tuesday morning. Firefighters from three different fire stations in the region instantly put the fire out and no one was injured in the incident. The entire building was smoke damaged and police …

Mosque, Turkish cultural center attacked in Stockholm

Unknown attackers pelted stones on a mosque and a linked Turkish cultural center in Stockholm on Sunday, an official at the center told Anadolu Agency. The Rinkeby Mosque and its affiliated Turkish Culture Center came under attack during early hours of Sunday, the official, who wished to stay anonymous due to security concerns, said. No …

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