It’s Nobody’s Business But The Turks’

It looks like Sweden’s fastidiousness about human rights will put the kibosh on its bid to join NATO, thanks to the veto power exercised by Turkey.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Fria Tider:

Supreme Court halts deportation of Coup Turk — Could cost Sweden entry into NATO

December 19, 2022

In a case where Turkey is requesting that one of its citizens be extradited for being involved in the country’s coup attempt in 2016, the extradition has been blocked by the Supreme Court, even though Turkey has made it clear that this may prevent Sweden from being admitted into NATO.

“It is clear that in this case, there are several obstacles to extradition. It applies to the requirement that double criminal liability is not fulfilled in regard to the one suspected crime,” says Justice Petter Asp, one of the judges who took part in the decision, in a press release.

“There is also the question of political crimes. There is also a risk of persecution based on this person’s political views. Extradition, therefore, can not take place,” he further says.

The person in question is considered to have been part of the so-called Gulen Movement. The crime which the extradition request is based on is partly that the person is suspected of participation in the coup attempt in Turkey in 2016, and partly that he is suspected of being in the organization itself.

The Supreme Court has now expressed itself to the government on the issue.

As to suspicion that the person was part of the Gulen Movement, the Supreme Court finds that is already a hindrance to extradition on the grounds that what he is accused of is not a crime in Sweden. Suspicion of participating in a coup attempt, on the other hand, and suspicion of assisting a rebellion is a crime in Sweden.

The Supreme Court further finds a hindrance to extradition since there is the question of so-called political crime, i.e. crimes that are directed against the state and that are political in nature.

As to the fact that the person was earlier granted refugee status in Sweden on the grounds of a risk of persecution because of his political views, the court also finds that there are obstacles to extradition according to Section 7 of the extradition law.

This section, among other things, addresses the risk of persecution based on a person’s political views.

The Supreme Court’s opinion means that the government — which ultimately has to decide on the issue — does not have to ability to grant the extradition request.

2 thoughts on “It’s Nobody’s Business But The Turks’

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    May Erdoğan not give in.

    The glorious new Swedes – in the majority around 2045

    Didn’t bleed on wedding night – was flogged for hours and would be burned alive in the woods

    When the woman in Norrbotten did not bleed during intercourse with her new husband, she was subjected to a prolonged assault by her husband and his parents. They also threatened to burn her alive. This according to a new honour case.

    The couple married in their home country in 2021, but the woman did not arrive in Sweden until April 2022. Then, according to tradition, the marriage was to be consummated at a party at the man’s family home, reports SVT Nyheter Norrbotten.

    But during the intercourse, the bride did not bleed. The man and his mother interpreted this to mean that the woman was not a virgin before the intercourse and that she had thus violated the family’s honour.

    The woman was threatened and abused for several hours by the man and his parents. According to the indictment, she was beaten with her hands and chopsticks and kicked. She was threatened with a knife and to be tortured, taken into the woods and burned alive. The family members also allegedly spat at the woman and used abusive language during the prolonged beatings.

    The victim eventually managed to escape from the apartment and was helped by passers-by.

    The prosecutor believes that the honour issue is an aggravating factor in the prosecution. According to him, the woman had been completely at the mercy of her family because she had recently moved to Sweden and did not know anyone else in the country.

    – I think that none of this would have happened if there had not been this problem, says prosecutor Jonas Fjellström to SVT.

    All three defendants deny the crime.

  2. Let me have a sneaky thought:
    What if Sweden does not want to become part of NATO and uses this method to make sure that Turkey votes against them?

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