7 months ago
This amazing story has just shook the internet! As reported by the Dailymail, a Swedish student staged an act of civil disobedience to prevent an Afghan man seeking a political shelter from being deported. Previously, the Typical Student team told you about UK Immigration SCANDAL: University College London Sets £20,000 Penalty If Staff Fail To Report on Tier 4 Students.
What Happened on the Plane?
Elin Ersson, 22, is a student at Gothenburg University, Sweden, who bought the plane ticket after hearing that her fellow passenger was being deported to Afghanistan. The man, who was on the flight from Gothenburg to Istanbul, was due to change flights and to fly to Kabul “in order to carry out the civil disobedience.”
Elin refused to take her seat and streamed a 14-minute video in English. In the video, she is seen walking around the plane salon explaining that the man “will get killed” if deported to Afghanistan. Eventually, the Afghan man was let off the plane. However, the Swedish authorities claim he will still face deportation, while Ellen might end up in prison for up to six months.
Streaming for a Passengers’ Life
Ms Ersson knew the plane wouldn’t take off while she was standing in the plane salon. At the beginning of the footage cabin crew and plane passengers are heard asking her to sit down. She refuses saying she would take her seat only when the 52-year-old Afghan man is escorted off the plane. When one of the passengers tries to take her phone, the student asks him:
'What is more important, a life, or your time?'
'All I want to do is stop the deportation and then I will comply with the rules here.
'This is all perfectly legal and I have not committed a crime.'
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