Sweden deports gay Ugandan in error

Sweden’s justice watchdog has sharply criticised the the way in which a gay Ugandan man was sent home to face possible life imprisonment and even death, even though his case was under review. The man was expelled from Sweden three days after a court had ordered his rejected asylum claim to be reconsidered. Sweden’s Migration Agency neglected to inform the police, and the man was arrested and sent home.

Sweden’s Justice Ombudsman said the case highlighted the poor communication between different agencies, and criticised the responsible officer in the Stockholm Police for failing to check if there were any obstacles to deporting the man. The Migration Court was criticised for failing to inform the police, and the Migration Agency for failing to register the court’s decision on its systems.