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Swedish Embassy Worker Issued Fake Visas To 70 Muslims From Afganistan

A former foreign ministry staff member is suspected of having granted around 70 visa to Muslims Afghan nationals on false grounds during his time working at a Swedish embassy in Asia. Swedish public radio reports that an investigation launched by Sweden’s Migration Agency in spring suggests that most of the wrongful documents were issued by the man in 2015. According ...

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On the Trail of Muslim African Migrant Smugglers

Since 2013, over 10,000 migrants have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Behind the deaths lies a multi-million dollar smuggling trade with financial connections to Frankfurt, Italy and Libya. He is the most wanted migrant smuggler in the world but there are no photos of him, only an artist’s rendering that investigators produced. It depicts a heavyset ...

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EU mission ‘failing’ to disrupt people-smuggling from Libya

The EU naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is failing to achieve its aims, a British parliamentary committee says. In a report, the House of Lords EU Committee says Operation Sophia does not “in any meaningful way” disrupt smugglers’ boats. The destruction of wooden boats has forced the smugglers to use rubber dinghies, putting migrants at ...

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Turkey: The Business of Refugee Smuggling, Sex Trafficking

Professional criminals convince parents that their daughters are going to a better life in Turkey. The parents are given 2000-5000 Turkish liras ($700-$1700) as a “bride price” — an enormous sum for a poor Syrian family. “Girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen are referred to as pistachios, those between seventeen and twenty are called cherries, twenty to twenty-two ...

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