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Gothenburg

Misconduct probe as police car hits asylum activist

Published fredag 24 augusti 2012 kl 11.00
Stefan Berg, the activist who was hit by a police car near Gothenburg. Photo: Swedish Radio

A prosecutor has opened an investigation into the actions of a police officer who hit an activist with his car at a protest to prevent the deportation of a migrant in the town of Sjuhärad.

According to Swedish Radio, the police car drove for several kilometres with the man on its hood after hitting him. The officer is now suspected of improper conduct.

The activist Stefan Berg's lawyer tells Swedish Radio that police violence of this kind affects more people than his clien.

"It's fatal to drive around with someone on the hood of a car - this issue affects everyone," he says.

The event occurred after activists protested outside a Migration Board's office outside Gothenburg. They were there to stop the deportation of a refugee who had lived in Sweden for two years.

The refugee's deportation was eventually not carried out  due to the activists uproar and the refugee's unstable mental condition.

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