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Judgment in the case Ersson fines, imprisonment or acquittal?

you refused the plane to take her place and stopped a deportation to Afghanistan. Now the ruling against the Swedish student Elin Ersson is expected.

The Swedish student, a fine or up to six months in prison in the case of a debt-to-spell either. The public Prosecutor has requested two weeks of detention. The accusation: Elin Ersson had failed last summer, the first successful attempt to prevent the deportation of Afghans, against the Swedish air traffic act.

The College student was still on Board of the machine by phone and Internet live transmission self-aware of your view of things explains: "I just want to stop this deportation, then stick to the rules. This is perfectly legal and not a Crime," she said.

still from the Video of the Swedish student Elin Ersson.

only the public Prosecutor's office sees the now, apparently, different. Various legal experts expect today rather no acquittal. The young woman had once and publicly to the instructions of the aircraft guide.

experts expect a guilty verdict

your defense argued against it. Firstly, There had been no statement of the captain, only the request of the cabin staff to sit down, so as to make the roll to the runway. Secondly, The incident had not yet happened on the ground and not in the air, the law attack.

Does it, in principle at least, says Sven-Erik Alhem, a former Prosecutor: "in My opinion, they should be condemned, because she violated the aviation law. However, I must criticise the legislators, since the law is not clearly formulated, which can, in turn, lead to you will not be condemned."

In Public, however, it is already "condemned". At least in the eyes of those who see your action is critical. Motto: Perhaps well-intentioned, but poorly made.

Some ran in Erssons action wrong

Because at the end of a failed attempt to prevent the deportation of Afghans, was a Lot went wrong. A young man whose deportation to stop the student actually had, was not on Board. We had him flown from Stockholm to Kabul. Instead, they had helped a because of ill-treatment of his wife and daughters, sentenced older Afghans of the machine.

critics say that their action is wrong and presumptuous. They themselves and their supporters, however, are more without If and But behind it. Each deportation to Afghanistan was right up there with the death penalty, they argue, and should not give it according to Swedish law.

Because it is so exciting to read this in the morning written and published verdict and its justification. The majority of observers expected to be no acquittal, but with a view to the for many Swedes, in Spite of everything, at least honorable motive of the student is also not a particularly harsh penalty.

In approximately the same way as Eric Runesson has been indicated by the Supreme court in the country: "There are provisions in the law, extenuating circumstances allow, and to lead in terms of the motive of a lower penalty."

verdict in the trial against Elin Ersson expected
Carsten Schmiester, ARD, Stockholm
17.02.2019 22:36 PM

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