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Lier rioters’ demands not met. “They demanded to be moved from Lier, and then started rioting by throwing stones through the reception’s window,” says Hallstein Saunes, general manager of Link AS that runs the facility. He tells The Foreigner inmates went on the rampage after delivering an ultimatum. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) says conditions are meant to be basic.

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Lier rioters’ demands not met

Published on Thursday, 8th July, 2010 at 11:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

“They demanded to be moved from Lier, and then started rioting by throwing stones through the reception’s window,” says Hallstein Saunes, general manager of Link AS that runs the facility.

Reception building, Lier asylum centre
Reception building, Lier asylum centre
Photo: The Foreigner/Inez Dawczyk


He tells The Foreigner inmates went on the rampage after delivering an ultimatum.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) says conditions are meant to be basic.

Saunes says refugees go to the centres voluntarily, and are given three meals a day.

“But they’re only temporary facilities for people who have received a final refusal to their asylum applications.”

SOS Rasisme’s regional director, Jan Erik Skretteberg, also alleged Lier had no mental health service.

“The UDI has its own health office that is staffed seven days a week. Any inmate with a mental health problem that requires professional help is referred. But the health service cannot decide who has the right to stay in Norway,” says Saunes.



Published on Thursday, 8th July, 2010 at 11:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: fire, arson, riots, police, asylum, seekers, lier, buskerud, fagerli, nannestad, akershus, destroyed, inhuman, uninhabitable.





  
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