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Justice Minister backs subway ID controls

Published torsdag 7 mars 2013 kl 09.20
Justice Minister Beatrice Ask Photo: Henrik Montgomery på Scanpix.

Justice Minister Beatrice Ask has commented on the frequently debated identity checks in search of undocumented immigrants in areas such as the Stockholm subway.

People who were controlled have testified that they experienced themselves stopped simply because of their appearance, according to Swedish Radio news. However, Justice Minister Beatrice Ask doesn’t see this as a reason to take any specific action.

“Discussion in the media do not lead to different types of measures,” says Ask. “think it is good that the issue is highlighted, but I have no plans to make any changes in the current situation.”

The Act allows the police to do a check if there is a justifiable reason to believe that a person has no right to be in the country.

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