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Sweden expels Eritrean diplomat

Published fredag 5 september 2014 kl 11.37

Sweden has expelled an Eritrean diplomat, reports news agency TT, citing several independent but anonymous sources.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed they have expelled a diplomat, but they never reveal which country the embassy member has been sent to.

TT says the first secretary at the Eritrean embassy got 48 hours notice to quit Sweden.

The Eritrean dictatorship in east Africa has been accused in the past pf spying on exiles living in Sweden, and of demanding a two percent tax from Swedish-Eritreans.

Diplomats cannot be tried for crimes, as they have legal immunity. The only power a host nation has is to expel then from its territory.

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