Denmark Rejects Remaining Asylum Enchantment by Afghan Lady With Dementia


Inger Stojberg, the nation’s prime immigration official, declined to touch upon Ms. Waziri’s case.

A key level within the closing rejection is an absence of medical documentation for Zarmena Waziri’s dementia. Her household has supplied a 2016 psychologist’s assertion saying that she suffers from a “medium extreme” state of dementia and that she is “a hazard to herself” due to consuming difficulties.

The Ministry of Immigration and Integration says that solely a health care provider’s analysis is appropriate in circumstances of humanitarian asylum. As an asylum seeker, Ms. Waziri isn’t eligible for all Danish well being providers, so she should pay full worth for a analysis by a health care provider, which her daughter stated would value $13,500 — cash the household doesn’t have.

The Pink Cross supplies well being amenities for asylum seekers, however doesn’t cowl therapy or evaluation past fundamental or acute wants, stated Eva Singer, the asylum director of the Danish Refugee Council, a nongovernmental group. Ms. Singer stated some refugees have been capable of finding docs who would do a free analysis.

One other level of rivalry is whether or not Zarmena Waziri has anybody in Afghanistan to maintain her, which might be grounds for rejection of asylum. Her siblings and kids are both lifeless or have moved overseas, and she or he has no social community in Afghanistan, her daughter says. However the ministry disagrees: There’s a nephew on her deceased husband’s facet. The household isn’t in contact with him and says he’s a member of the Taliban, which opposes the feminist beliefs Zarmena Waziri promoted half a century in the past.

It makes the nephew a very unlikely caretaker, however that isn’t related to the case, the immigration ministry wrote in its closing determination. They solely contemplate the cousin’s “capacity” to maintain his relative, not his “willingness,” the ministry stated.

The years of preventing each her mom’s illnesses and the tightening guidelines and paperwork have taken their toll on Marzia Waziri. She says she has began to hope for a painless answer to her mom’s distress.

“It’s a bit evil maybe, however I hope she dies earlier than June four, as a result of then she will have some peace,” she stated. “I’m sorry, however I’m powerless.”

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