Prosecutors are planning to prosecute 21-year-old Elin Ersson, who prevented the expulsion of an abusive Afghan by standing in the plane and stopping it from lifting.
It was on Monday, July 24th, when sociology student Elin Ersson decided that a plane scheduled to fly from Landvetter to Istanbul needed to be stopped, because the government of Sweden was in the process of expelling an Afghan man.
Elin Ersson managed to delay the plane and prevent the expulsion of the 52-year-old Afghan detained man.
Now prosecutor James von Reis explained that police investigations against Ersson determined that she had committed a crime.
“It is quite clear that there is an offense objectively,” said von Reis to SVT .
The crime that Elin Ersson is suspected of committing is a violation of the Aviation Act, which may impose fines or imprisonment for up to six months.
Ersson documented the event by live streaming on social media so she could virtue siganl at maximum volume.