In Sweden, the journalist who helped 15-year-old migrant to enter the country, accused of people smuggling

In Sweden, the trial of a journalist and his two colleagues, who are accused of people smuggling after they helped the teenager a migrant to enter the country from Greece.

This writes the newspaper the Local.

«Fredrik Odnevall, his cameraman and a translator met 15-year-old Abed in Greece, when filming a documentary about the reaction of the European nationalist parties on the crisis of migrant 2014″, — stated in the message.

It is noted that the boy asked for help after his colleagues agreed, Onewall rented a van and they went together to Sweden. This story was described in the documentary, which was shown in January 2015.

The Prosecutor’s office claims that the journalist and his colleagues guilty of people smuggling.

However, the defense claims that they only accompanied the boy.

Commenting on their actions in court, the journalist said that he could not leave without the help of a guy who was going to jump on the truck and get through Europe.

However in office of public Prosecutor of the country on the eve of the hearings noted that this case is not a question of morality but a question of compliance with the law.

We will remind, at the end of December 2016, it was reported that the flow of refugees to Sweden was reduced to a minimum after the introduction of border controls in the country, toughening of migration legislation, and agreements the European Union with Turkey.

As noted, by mid-December, the total number of asylum seekers arriving to Sweden in 2016, is about 28 thousand people, among them, only 5 of 410 people came from Syria, compared with 51 338 migrants in 2015.




In Sweden, the journalist who helped 15-year-old migrant to enter the country, accused of people smuggling 26.01.2017

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