Kurds to Be Extradited by Force from Sweden

The Migration Board has decided that from now on, Kurds from Northern Iraq are to be extradited to Baghdad.

In the past, the Kurdish government made it clear that it would not accept Kurds that had been extradited from Sweden as they consider this action to be against human rights. So the Migration Board plans to send these Kurds back to Baghdad instead. Then it is up to the individuals to make their own way to northern Iraq. Swedish police authorities fear that many Iraqi Kurds, especially those that have been in Sweden for several years, may simply go underground. Author Kurdo Baksi commented on the Migration Board’s action as being “inhuman”. At present, the Migration Board hopes to send back around 1700 Iraqi Kurds to Baghdad.