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Who Is Ellen Errson? Student Who Stopped Deportation Flight May Face Jail

Who Is Ellen Errson? Student Who Stopped Deportation Flight May Face Jail

Because of Ersson's actions, the Afghan man was eventually removed from the plane and his deportation was stalled at least for the time being.

Elin Ersson, a student at Gothenburg University, bought a plane ticket after discovering that the man would be sent home from her country. An asylum activist herself, Elin Ersson didn't wait a moment before started live-streaming on Facebook, protesting against the man's deportation.

The video ended with Ersson exiting the plane after explaining that she was being told the Afghan man was being taken off, as well.

The emotive video has garnered more than 2 million views and put the spotlight on Ersson, who said in a later tweet that the "deportation was interrupted" but she was not aware of any other details.

Cabin crew members on board the flight repeatedly asked Ms Ersson to take her seat, but she refused. "I'm very sorry that a man is going to die and you are more anxious about missing your flight", she tells a Turkish Airlines crew member.

However, some passengers were sympathetic to her efforts.

She says: "The people here working are trying to take my phone away from me ... a person is going to be deported to Afghanistan where there's war and he's going to get killed". I'm trying my country's rules.

"You're upsetting all the people down there", he says.

As she described how the man's bags were being removed from the flight, a round of applause broke out and Ersson started to cry.




The Afghan remained in custody and is still faces deportation, German news outlet DW.com reported. She insists that what she is doing is perfectly legal.

According to United Nations figures, 1,692 people were killed in the first six months of 2018 more than at any comparable period of time since records began being compiled a decade ago.

DiEM25 was built by students, activists, artists, and citizens that want to make this difference. "As long as a person is standing up the pilot can not take off", she said.

During the video Ersson faces a combination of hostility and sympathy from staff and passengers alike.

With the far-right Sweden Democrats, who are opposed to immigration and asylum, now doing well in the polls, the government has felt it has be tough on those issues before September's elections.

The student then turned to fellow passengers and told them why she was standing up against the deportation.

Sweden continues to deem Afghanistan a safe country for denied asylum seekers, despite a yearslong insurgency by the Taliban and now ISIS. She then took out her phone and streamed what happened on the plane.

According to the Daily Mail, Swedish authorities have since said the Afghan man will still be deported, although a date has not been set.

The Swedish government has become tough on immigration in recent months after facing increasing pressure from far-right opposition to clamp down on asylum seekers.

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