(RT)A Somali-born refugee charged with the murder of a Swedish social worker is not 15 years old, as previously believed, but is likely over 18, which means he could face trial in an adult court.
The new conclusion about the age of Youssaf Khaliif Nuur, who is accused of killing 22-year-old social worker Alexandra Mezher, is based on interviews a migration officer conducted with him after he had applied for residence and work permits, a spokesperson for Sweden's migration agency said Thursday.
If an asylum seeker doesn't possess any identity documents upon arrival or if there are doubts about a person's age, the migration board officer has to determine a person's age in an interview. The officer also informs the applicant of the possibility to undergo a medical assessment procedure.
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