Sweden gives [Eritrean]diplomat 48 hours to leave

Swedish-Eritreans take part in an anti-regime protest in 2013. Photo: Ola Westerberg/TT
Swedish-Eritreans take part in an anti-regime protest in 2013. Photo: Ola Westerberg/TT

The Local

September 5,2014

Sweden has ordered a diplomat from Eritrea’s embassy to leave the country within the next 48 hours.

“I can confirm that a foreign diplomat has been ordered to leave the country but I can’t go into the reasons,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Charlotta Ozaki Macías told the TT news agency.

The ministry has a policy of not revealing the nationality of diplomats ejected from Sweden.

A number of TT’s sources however were able to independently confirm that Sweden had given the first secretary at the Eritrean embassy just two days to leave.

A spokeswoman for the embassy declined to comment when reached by The Local.

One source, who asked not to be named, told TT: “It’s been in the works for a long time that an Eritrean diplomat was to be ejected.”

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