In a decision that is as groundbreaking as it is insane, Sweden has now ruled that convicted criminals fleeing the prison sentence in their home country must be granted asylum in Sweden. It would be “inhumane” to send the criminals back to their home countries to serve their prison terms, because the standards of said prisons could be inferior.

No, I’m not making this up. Swedish news site Fria Tider, one of pioneers of non-leftist investigative journalism in Sweden, today uncovered the baffling court decision concerning a 47-year old Lebanese citizen facing a 14 year, 9 month prison sentence for a murder committed in his home country.

Mouin Adel Al-Samrout shot a man to death in 1999, which led to his arrest and conviction. But before the sentence was carried out, he managed to flee to Sweden later that year. His first application for asylum was denied and he…

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