Swedish Government Denies Asylum for U.S. Citizen Who Claims Torture at Request of U.S. Government

Documents show Portland resident Yonas Fikre met with FBI before his arrest.


The Swedish Migration Board this month denied asylum to Yonas Fikre, a Portland resident and American citizen who said he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government.  It's unclear where Fikre, a Muslim man from Oregon, will go from here. But he'll have to leave Sweden for at least five years, according to the ruling obtained by Carl Larsson, ...   More
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Sleepless In Abu Dhabi

An Oregon Muslim says he was jailed and tortured in the United Arab Emirates for 106 days after refusing to turn informant.

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A Muslim man from Oregon says he was imprisoned and tortured for 106 days last year in the United Arab...   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY


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