Swedish Migration Board

Mother Will Be Allowed to Attend Son’s Funeral

The Swedish Migration Board has reversed its decision refusing a visa to a woman from Afghanistan who wanted to attend her son’s funeral here.

Originally the migration authorities said the mother could not be allowed into Sweden because she had not been sent a formal invitation to the funeral. The migration board claimed it was unclear why the woman wanted to come to this country. However, the TT news agency says it has seen a copy of the woman’s visa application, and reports it says clearly she wished to come here for her son’s funeral.

The migration board says she will be allowed to travel to Sweden because new information indicates her intention is not to remain in this country.

The woman’s 20 year old son was stabbed to death in November in southern Sweden. Four members of his girlfriend’s family have been taken into custody in connection with the murder.

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