Finally: Sweden to start age testing refugees
Until recently it was dismissed by both politicians and bureaucrats that there would be unaccompanied refugee children who lied about their age. But now the Forensic Medicine Agency has been commissioned by the government to “urgently” implement a medical age assessment in the asylum process.
– I welcome it, says head of the Agency, Monica Rodrigo.
The project includes developing a process for how and with what methods age testing should be conducted.
Already today the Forensic Medicine Agency carries out medical age assessments, but only on behalf of prosecutors and police.
The Agency’s Director, Monica Rodrigo, has welcomed the decision.
– To determine whether an asylum seeker is a child or an adult is important for several reasons. Unaccompanied children should not have to live with adults during the asylum process, and they should have the right to special care, says Monica Rodrigo in a press release.
But the Forensic Medicine Agency will
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