April 19, 2024
Analysis

N.Korean boy gets asylum in Sweden following protests

Civil society makes the difference after migratory board botches initial evaluation

A controversial case involving a North Korean defector, some questionable decisions by Swedish immigration authorities, and the threat of deportation and a brutal reception back home appears to have had a happy ending.

What’s more, the decision to overturn the previous rejection of a North Korean defector’s asylum application may have far-reaching consequences for other defector looking to Europe for salvation.

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