Unfavorable prospects: the authorities of Sweden were convicted of double standards in relation to LGBT people.
The international All LGBT movement, which numbers more than 2.2 million people, and the Swedish Federation for the rights of homosexual, bisexual and transgender people created a petition to the Swedish Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson. The Nigerian Franco Kaodima, as they say in the text of the document, left his homeland in 2015 & mdash; after the murder of his partner.
“The Swedish Immigration Authorities intend to send him back to his homeland where he is in danger & mdash; only because he could not “prove” it’s gay & raquo ;, & mdash; claim the authors of the petition.
According to Swedish legislation and the Convention on the Status of Refugees, a petitioner who is threatened with persecution at home due to his sexual orientation may apply to the Swedish Migration Service, where he can be granted asylum.
LGBT organizations consider it necessary to change the procedure for the work of the Swedish migration authorities.
We urge you (the Minister of Justice. RT) to stop the deportation of Franco to Kaodima and immediately engage in the humanization of the asylum procedure for members of the LGBT community, as well as the migration service training system that considers such cases & raquo ;, & mdash; says the text of the appeal.
What are your proofs.
In a conversation with RT, Kaodima confirmed that the migration service of Sweden is going to deport him.
& laquo; Everything you heard about me is true. Now my lawyer is dealing with this case. The LGBT organization launched a campaign against my deportation & raquo ;, & mdash; he said.
& laquo; They did not believe that I’m gay & raquo ;, & mdash; The refugee added, referring to the reasons for refusing refuge.
Kaodima notes that the deportation from Sweden was due in January, but because of the interference of human rights defenders the issue was postponed.
Kaodima says that he does not like to think about his past. & Raquo ;. Commenting on the question of how he tried to prove his belonging to the LGBT community, he answered the following: “I explained to them all about my orientation and told me about my feelings. I do not understand why they did not believe me. I’m confused, I do not understand how anyone can prove that he’s gay. If they want me to have sex, then let them talk about it. At least I will know & raquo ;.
Recall that the asylum seeker in Sweden due to the persecution at home must provide evidence of how his sexual orientation or gender affects life and rights in his native country.
Employees of migration management consider each case individually. The proponent should describe what he feared upon returning to the country, and how legislation affects his life. The Migration Service will assess how sexual orientation affects what happened to a person at home. The migration service portal notes that it is most important to describe one’s own feelings and experiences and explain how they relate to fear & raquo ;.
The press service of the migration department of Sweden confirmed to RT that the department employees took a decision on the case of Kaodima.
Discussing the reasons for the decision made against Franco Kaodima is not possible in accordance with the requirements of confidentiality. The Swedish Migration Court rendered its decision at the request of Mr. Kaodima, and the Administrative Court of Appeal denied the applicant the right to appeal this decision & raquo ;, & mdash; reported in the migration department.
The authors of the petition note that the case of Kaodima is far from the only one. & laquo; With a similar attitude on the part of the Swedish authorities, many gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people are colliding & raquo ;, & mdash; the document says.
Double standards in action.
A number of observers note that the rights of LGBT communities in Sweden are supported selectively. For example, in October 2013, 2,000 people gathered at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm and performed the anthem of Russia in protest against the Russian law banning the propaganda of homosexuality.
The media also reported on the recommendation of the Swedish Olympic Committee for athletes during the Games in Sochi & mdash; they were asked not to express their point of view. The order was given after two athletes painted their nails in rainbow colors at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
It is worth noting how in June 2016 the Swedish authorities sheltered LGBT activist from Russia Konstantin Golava, who was put on the international wanted list on charges of inciting ethnic strife under Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Alexander Ionov, vice president of the Russian division of the International Committee for the Protection of Human Rights, recalls that the LGBT organizations were once supported by the EU at the state level & mdash; received grants.
& laquo; Now the official position of Brussels is to support the migration flows to the EU. Eurosceptics are allocated money that is spent on organizations that promote liberal values, including with respect to minorities & raquo ;, & mdash; said the expert in an interview with RT.
Many of those who fled from a number of countries were able to be legalized by recognizing them as a LGBT representative or as a couple of m & mdash; in particular, in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Ionov recalled.
For political reasons, very many of Russia received residence permits in the EU, despite repeated requests by law enforcement agencies, the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Justice of Russia to European counterparts & raquo ;, & mdash; the human rights activist recalled.
& laquo; The problem is that the West sees in our fugitives, who are mostly people who violated Russian legislation, their allies. They were granted asylum, then they gave comments in the media, and their statements became the basis for the vector of foreign policy aimed at confrontation with Russia. For the EU, Nigeria is not subject to political bidding & raquo ;, & mdash; concluded the expert.
RT could not get an operative comment from All Out and the Swedish Federation for homo- and bisexual rights.
According to the annual report of the International Association of Lesbians and Gays (ILGA), in a kind of “iridescent & raquo; rating of tolerance Sweden fell to 12th place in 2015 among 49 European countries. Earlier in the Rainbow Index ranking the country was on the fourth line.
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