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Expert: Politically difficult to assist the ICE-swedes
"Expert: Politically difficult to assist the ICE-swedes"

"most Likely, there are political reasons why the government does not want to assist in the work of sending back the Swedish ICE-supporters who have been arrested abroad to Sweden, consider a expert. And there is also no legal obligation to help."

"– There is no obligation on the Swedish state to use all consular resources in this situation, it is rather that the state has the opportunity to it if the government so wishes, " says. to the TT."

"Complicated situation"

"The fact that many of the ICE-the swedes held captive by non-state actors, such as the kurdish YPG militia, means that the case becomes practically complicated."

" regulatory Framework for consular help was originally created for the relations between states and not for situations which involve a non-state actor."

"– When it has with other states that do know their own diplomatic representatives will be secure and protected. Agreements on extradition and legal cooperation is also created for the states that interact with each other. But when it is a non-state actor involved, the situation is different."

"the Interior minister Mikael Damberg (S) says to TT that the foreign MINISTRY advised against travelling to the region since 2011, which is why the Swedish ICE-passengers can not expect to receive any consular help."

"But there are no formal barriers to entry for Sweden, helping the swedes who have been detained abroad, although the foreign office advised against travel there."

"the Journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, for example, the help after they had seized and imprisoned in the Ogadenprovinsen in Ethiopia 2011. Land. point out that it certainly was a state actor was behind the detention. But also political motives play is likely what comes to ICE-travelers, " he says."

"– It would not particularly popular among the voters if the Swedish government did everything it could to suspected terrorists to be coming back to Sweden, of course, there is some politics in this. You have no legal obligation to do something, you don't want, nor act, so to speak."

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