Sweden is set to deport a blind 106-year-old Afghan refugee who is believed to be the world’s oldest asylum seeker.

Bibikhal Uzbek was 105 years old when her son and grandsons carried her on their backs as they traversed rock-strewn mountain paths from Kunduz in northeastern Afghanistan through Iran and Turkey in the hope of seeking refuge in Europe in 2015.

Ms Uzbek, who is just weeks away from turning 107, had her application for asylum rejected by the Swedish migration agency and was ordered to return to Afghanistan.

The agency deem the family’s hometown of Kunduz, where heavy clashes occur between Afghan security forces and the Taliban, to be safe enough for the entire family to return.

Source: independent.co.uk