The Swedish Security Service (Säkerhetspolisen, Säpo) has been overruled in dozens of cases where so-called “refugees” are known security threats, because the Migration Board refuses to allow their deportation.
The Swedish licence fee funded, state broadcaster has made the revelation that Säpo identified 60 migrants arriving between January 2013 and October 2015 to be serious security threats. Among those were war criminals, Islamist terrorists planning to use Sweden as a base for future terror attacks, and members of foreign intelligence agencies sent to Sweden under cover as refugees, but actually working as spies, reports SVT.
The security service itself took the unusual step of publishing their own press release on the subject today, revealing they could only act in an “advisory” role to the migration board. Hinting at a possible rift between the bodies, the release made it clear that “people who pose a security threat should not be able to establish themselves in Sweden”, but clarified in many cases they could only act where there was “concrete suspicion of criminal intent”.
The body reported what while the “focus” is on “terrorism-related cases”, they were concerned about “refugee espionage”.
On determining how migrants are assessed as security threats or not, deputy chief of security Johan Sjöö said: “We look at where they come from. What they have done before. If they belonged to any organisations, groups or networks dedicated to security-threatening activities? We also look at what they do today, and may do in Sweden”.
The deputy chief said they often saw individuals “moving in groups” that engage in “finance, recruitment, and logistics” for terror organisations.
Yet these security threats won’t be sent back by the migration bureau because they fear the individuals could be persecuted in their home countries. Migration board chief Mikael Ribbenvik explained his decision on the matter, remarking: “We do not have capital punishment in Sweden, and we are not sending people to their deaths”, reports Friatider.
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