Swedish judges refuse to deport Eritrean refugees who have raped a woman for hours
Swedish judges refuse to deport two Eritrean refugees who have raped a woman for hours – because they would run away from the army there and get punished
- Two Eritrean migrants, 30 and 32, found guilty of aggravation of rape in Stockholm
- The couple has been sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of £ 11,000 each
- But the judge ruled that they will not be deported because they are military deserters
- Eritrean deserters face arbitrary detention in & # 39; inhumane conditions & # 39; and conscription & # 39; that means forced labor & # 39 ;, according to the UN
A Swedish judge has refused to condemn two Eritrean migrants convicted of aggravated rape because they are military deserters and will be punished if they are returned.
The men, 30 and 32 years old, were sentenced this week in a court in Stockholm for having raped the woman for hours in an apartment in the city and threatened her with a knife.
The two were sentenced to five years in prison and ordered the victim to pay £ 11,000 each, and prosecutors also requested a deportation of at least 15 years.
Two Eritrean refugees, 30 and 32 years old, have been sentenced to five years and fined £ 11,000 each after threatening a woman with a knife and raping her for hours in an apartment in Stockholm
But the court ruled against it after a migration council had warned that they would face obstacles on human rights issues.
The two have been living in Sweden for a few years and have received refugee status from the government according to the local news site Afton leafet.
The migration council discovered that both men were military deserters who had left Eritrea illegally.
Upon his return, the UN warns that deserters are confronted with arbitrary detention, extrajudicial punishment and compulsory military service that amounts to forced labor.
Judges at the Stockholm court ruled that the men will not be deported because they are likely to be punished as military deserters in their home country
Eritrea also has a long-term shoot-to-kill policy against those who illegally fled the country.
The European Court of Justice recently ruled that EU Member States cannot deport refugees, provided they can prove that there is a life threat when they return home.
One of the men also has a family living in Sweden, which is often used as an argument against eviction in such cases.
Prosecutors had argued that the men had no consistent work and had only learned elementary Swedish as part of their case.
Lawyers have not yet said whether they will appeal against the decision.
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