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Iranian Christian Woman Seeking Asylum in Sweden Faces Deportation

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Aideen Strandsson
Christian convert Aideen Strandsson has twice been denied asylum in Sweden and could be sent back to Iran where the penalty for conversion includes death.
Aideen Strandsson was told by Swedish authorities “it’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian” even if the refusal of asylum means danger.

An Iranian actress, who moved to Sweden after her conversion from Islam to Christianity following a vision of Jesus in her dream, is now facing deportation.

Aideen Strandsson was told by Swedish authorities “it’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian” even if the refusal of asylum results in rape, torture or death.

“They said to me it’s your personal life and it’s not our problem if you decided to become a Christian, and it’s your problem” CBN quoted Strandsson as saying.

She traveled to Sweden in 2014 on a work visa, and has twice been denied asylum in that country. “It is really dangerous for me and I don’t know why immigration doesn’t believe that,” she said. “I’m really in danger.”

According to the Christian Post, Swedish authorities do not seem to care about such danger.

“Her case has been appealed and processed by the Migration Agency and thereafter by the Swedish courts, which have also decided that she cannot be granted asylum” Swedish migration board official Ulrika Langels told CBN.

Swedish attorney Gabriel Donner pointed out, “The (Swedish) migration board information regarding Iranian prisons tell us that torture and rape is common and it is a breach of international law to subject any person to such treatment. Some of them are killed straight off, some of them succeed in going into hiding, some of them escape to another place, but you are putting them at risk.”

Strandsson’s Iranian passport has been taken away. Her first choice is to remain in Sweden, if possible, the actress said.

“I read the Bible and I understood what Jesus said about peace, about love, about kindness, and in my heart I became a Christian when I was in Iran,” she said earlier.

Sweden has otherwise been generous in granting asylum to others.

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