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Discrimination unit heads to Stockholm suburbs
The government has ordered Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO), the country's primary arbiter of discrimination claims, to relocate its offices to a north Stockholm suburb with a high concentration of immigrants.
The request was revealed on Monday in an opinion article by Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet), in which he explained that the government wanted the ombudsman's offices moved to either Tensta or Rinkeby, two districts northwest of central Stockholm with large populations of residents with foreign backgrounds.
"This has important value as a signal that society's institutions are present where people feel they are furthest from society," Ullenhag wrote in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.
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