When the Chechen man was to be deported for the first time on 1 February, he cut himself in the arm with a razor blade. According to Sveriges Radio, the man is certain that he will be killed or tortured if he is sent back. Then he was brought to a high security prison outside Stockholm. The day after the police started the deportation process again, and then again the man panics and throws himself against a table with the head first.
"They throwed themselves at me, both the police and the other staff. It was one of the employees, I don't know who. He took my left injured arm and told me that now we will deport you and it won't be Russia or Moscow but to Chechnya", the told Sveriges Radio.
The deportation was cancelled but a new attempt was made the week after. After a couple of days the Migration Board got a message from the Swedish Interpol which changed everything. It was an individual police officers that began to investigate the case and he decided to forward the information to the Migration Board.
One month old documents from Swedish Interpol
One month earlier in late December, the Swedish Interpol received information about the man from Russian Interpol. It was this information from Russia that was delivered to the Swedish Migration Board in February. With the new information a new process began and the man was finally granted a new trial for asylum and set free.
The police do not want to answer the question on why it had to take two months and two deportation attempts before they delivered the information to the Migration Board.
"When it comes to certain individuals and certain single matters, we don't want to comment on it", says Varg Gyllander, spokesperson for the National Criminal Investigation Department to Sveriges Radio.