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More Iraqi asylum seekers deported. Police in coordinated clandestine action. Despite both harsh UN criticism and condemnation from aid agencies, Norway has deported another 13 Iraqi asylum seekers in a joint action involving Norwegian and Swedish police. According to the police immigration unit (Politiets utlendingsenhet), six of the refugees have been convicted for rape, assault and battery, and petty theft.

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More Iraqi asylum seekers deported

Published on Tuesday, 26th January, 2010 at 21:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Police in coordinated clandestine action.

An Air Finland 757
An Air Finland 757
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Despite both harsh UN criticism and condemnation from aid agencies, Norway has deported another 13 Iraqi asylum seekers in a joint action involving Norwegian and Swedish police.

According to the police immigration unit (Politiets utlendingsenhet), six of the refugees have been convicted for rape, assault and battery, and petty theft.

“The deportation of convicted felons contributes to the police’s crime-fighting efforts and is a priority task,” says Ingrid Wirum, head of the PU, in a press release.

She goes on to defend the secrecy surrounding the action, saying this was both for operational reasons, and to ensure that the deportations could be implemented.   

The chartered Air Finland Boeing 757 took off from Gardermoen early this morning, landing in Stockholm, before heading off to Bagdad with a further 33 on board.

A total of 70 people have been sent back to Iraq since Norway and Iraq signed a joint deportation agreement in May last year.




Published on Tuesday, 26th January, 2010 at 21:26 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: iraq, bagdad, iraqis, deportations, norway, oslogardermoen, airport, police, air, finland, immigration, authorities, un, politiets, utlendingsenhet.





  
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