‘Swedish angel’ who prevented Afghan man from deportation faces prosecution

The 21-year old Swedish woman who single handedly managed to stop an Afghani man from being deported back to Afghanistan in July might face persecution. (Screengrab)

The 21-year-old Swedish woman who single-handedly managed to stop an Afghan man from being deported back to his home country in July might face prosecution.

Elin Errson happened to be on the flight from Gothenburg to Istanbul (transiting through Afghanistan) when she noticed that the man was going to be deported because Sweden rejected granting him refugee status.

In a video that went viral on social media, the Swedish student is shown refusing to take her seat to ensure that the plane would not take off.

However, Swedish news site Fria Tider reported that the man was convicted of physically abusing his daughters and wife, “whipping them” with a long charger.

Swedish prosecutors announced the activist will be prosecuted “for crimes against aviation law,” according to a report by The Independent.

Ersson is accused of repeatedly refusing to obey orders from the pilot and aircraft crew, a misdemeanor that could result in a six-month jail time and a fine.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53