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Migration board to be given "LGBTQ" training

Published söndag 9 juni 2013 kl 10.55
Photo: Michael Reichel / Scanpix.

Workers at the Swedish Migration Board are to undergo special training in the issues facing LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans- and queer) refugees, following a decision by the Swedish government.

Refugees who clearly face oppression in their home countries due to their sexual orientation or identity have a right to asylum here in Sweden, according to Swedish and EU law, but there has been criticism that the migration authorities have not been consistent in their treatment of the refugees. Some refugees facing the same problems and from the same country have been allowed to stay, while others have been sent back to face repression at home.

So now workers at the migration board will undergo training, with each department around the country having their own expert in the problems facing LGBTQ people, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

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