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The Foreigner Krekar plans to depart Norway. Exiled extremist Mullah Krekar says he will be leaving Norway and return to Kurdistan, reports claim. The Mullah, who came to Norway as a refugee from northern Iraq in 1991, faces an expulsion order and was declared a threat to national security in 2007. Authorities cannot deport him on human rights grounds, however, as he could face the death penalty if returned. In addition to threatening reprisal killings against Conservative (H) leader Erna Solberg, for which charges were raised against him last year, Krekar has often released messages about his political views via the Internet.

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Krekar plans to depart Norway

Published on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012 at 15:38 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Exiled extremist Mullah Krekar says he will be leaving Norway and return to Kurdistan, reports claim.



The Mullah, who came to Norway as a refugee from northern Iraq in 1991, faces an expulsion order and was declared a threat to national security in 2007. Authorities cannot deport him on human rights grounds, however, as he could face the death penalty if returned.

In addition to threatening reprisal killings against Conservative (H) leader Erna Solberg, for which charges were raised against him last year, Krekar has often released messages about his political views via the Internet.

Last month, he made comments on Finnish TV, angering politicians by encouraging armed resistance against the West.

Journalists at Internet site Rudaw, who released the story, spoke to Krekar about his alleged return.

“My return to the Kurdistan Region has become a major political issue. Each side wants to have me back to fight their opponents for them,” he said.

Rudaw also contacted the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Islamic Union. Neither party has any current lawsuits against Krekar due to comments made about them.

Legal advisor for the Kurdistan Communist Labour Party, Nawzad Baban, also told the site, "We have always been a civilian party and have not had any problem with him."

The Mullah has previously stated he is considering a political career, without referring to any specific Party.




Published on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012 at 15:38 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: mullahkrekar, norwaydeportation.





  
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