Sweden Deports Two Brothers to Russia for Participation in the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR)
At the request of the Swedish Security Service, 35-year-old Russian nationals, brothers Sergey and Igor Kushev, were deported to Russia for participation in the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR).
According to Swedish media, the twins took part in neo-Nazi training in Södermanland. There they were seen together with the neo-Nazi Nicholas Yngve, who used to be in the NMR but then moved to the breakaway group Nordisk styrka in 2019. In the fall of 2018, at least one of the brothers participated in training sessions and attended lectures at the NMR annual meeting. On November 30, the brothers attended a demonstration in central Stockholm, where the Nazis threw flaming torches at the participants of an anti-racist demonstration. During the 2018 elections, the Kushev brothers participated in an NMR campaign event at Kungsholms Torg in central Stockholm. In 2019, they attended training at the NMR.
In the fall of 2019, the immigration service rejected the Kushev brothers’ applications for residence permit. They were banned from returning to Sweden for ten years. Their names were recorded in the information systems of the Schengen countries, and they will be unable to enter the EU for ten years.
After the Migration Agency’s decision, the Kushev brothers were placed in the custody of the Migration Agency detention facility in Flen.
The Swedish Immigration Service has classified the reasons for the deportation, but, according to the Swedish Migration Agency’s decision, the brothers pose “a threat to public order and security.” The government documents also show that they “have Nazi connections” and connections with “people convicted of crimes.”
The Kushev brothers made several attempts to challenge the deportation decision, but their appeals were rejected by the Immigration Service and the Migration Court.