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PORTUGAL (SNN) - Portugal’s Minister of Justice, Francisca Van Dunem denied India’s request to exterdite Sikh activist Paramjeet Singh Pamma who was arrested by the Interpol on December 18th of 2015 due to an Indian arrest warrant against him.
Paramjeet Singh is being released from custody and will return to the United Kingdom (UK) where he has resided since 2000 after he was approved for asylum as a political refugee.
Portugal’s Justice Ministry agreed that Paramjeet Singh Pamma was given refugee status by the British authorities, and was issued a valid travel document in April of 2023, which enables him to travel through several EU countries, including Portugal.
The Justice Ministry stated that "The decision of the Minister of Justice falls not only in the provisions of the UN Convention on Refugees - ratified by a group of 145 countries, including Portugal and the UK - but also the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, which provides a common asylum policy across the European Union. These sets of rules prohibit the return of the citizen who was granted refugee status in the country that was allegedly persecuted or in danger of persecution.
Punjab Police in Portugal
The Indian Government had sent several Punjab Police officials to Portugal in hopes of taking him custody, they included: Rajinder Singh Sohal, Balkar Singh Sidhu, and Ashish Kapoor. Last month, Sikh for Justice filed a criminal complaint of torture and murder charges against the three police officials in Portugal.