In February 2022, SVT Nyheter met Blekinge Nilyufar Amirbekova, who was threatened with deportation to Kazakhstan – a news that was widely spread nationally and which led to several petitions for Nilyufar's struggle to stay with the family in Mörrum.

Nilyufar is now 39 years old, but according to doctors' assessment, is like a child. She has Down syndrome and has been living with her cousin and her husband since 2018 when her mother in Kazakhstan died. She still has no one in her home country, which meant that the family in Mörrum took her under their wing.

"She is my child," says Ingemar Olsson.

Migration Court lets Nilyufar stay

Despite both Nilyufar's diagnosis and the fact that she has no relatives left in Kazakhstan, she has had a deportation decision on her.

But the other day came the turnaround – a decision from the Migration Court on a residence permit.

"I just screamed straight out and cried as much as I could. Now she gets a social security number and can start dancing, go to school and make all her dreams come true, says Rita Olsson.

Risk of harm in Kazakhstan

Several reports from various organizations, which the Migration Court has taken note of, show that people with disabilities, like Nilyufar, in Kazakhstan are placed in psychiatric institutions where they also risk being subjected to physical violence, neglect and forced medication.

Against this background, the Court now considers that Nilyufar, if returned to Kazakhstan, risks being subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment and that her expulsion would be contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights.

– We really want to thank everyone who has followed our struggle and helped us in this, says Ingemar Olsson.