Aysen Furhoff was arrested when she arrived at the airport in Georgia on June 19th. Photo: Private
Aysen Furhoff was arrested when she arrived at the airport in Georgia on June 19th. Photo: Private

Georgia releases imprisoned Swede

A Swedish woman with Turkish roots who has spent the past three months imprisoned in Georgia has now been released, Swedish Radio News reports.

38-year-old Aysen Furhoff was arrested during a trip to Georgia in mid-June because Turkey had issued an international warrant for her for having dealings with the Kurdish PKK group. Furhoff was released Saturday after posting bail, but it's still unclear if she is free to return to Sweden according to the Swedish Foreign Ministry.

Last month, Furhoff went on a hunger strike because she feared being extradited to Turkey.

She moved to Sweden in 2002, and four years later, got permanent residence status after the Migration Agency deemed that she might be tortured or attacked if she returned to Turkey because of her dealings with the PKK.

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