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Top politician gives up fighting for Maria Amelie. One of Norway’s top politicians says she has lost hope in the battle to prevent Maria Amelie being deported from Norway. Socialist Left Party (SV) leader Kristin Halvorsen and her party have tried hard to pressure the government into changing its position, but the Labour Party (Ap) remains determined to send 25-year-old Maria (Madina Salamova) back to Russia. “Maria Amelie is going to be deported,” Labour’s Pål K Lønseth, Deputy Minister (Statssekretær) at the Ministry of Justice tells VG.

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Top politician gives up fighting for Maria Amelie

Published on Tuesday, 18th January, 2011 at 22:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 26th January 2011 at 22:13.

One of Norway’s top politicians says she has lost hope in the battle to prevent Maria Amelie being deported from Norway.

Kristin Halvorsen, Minister of Education
Kristin Halvorsen, Minister of Education
Photo: Eivind/Wikimedia Commons


Socialist Left Party (SV) leader Kristin Halvorsen and her party have tried hard to pressure the government into changing its position, but the Labour Party (Ap) remains determined to send 25-year-old Maria (Madina Salamova) back to Russia.

“Maria Amelie is going to be deported,” Labour’s Pål K Lønseth, Deputy Minister (Statssekretær) at the Ministry of Justice tells VG.

The MOJ has been trying to find a solution for the government to bring about a modification in Norway’s deportation laws. This may mean she avoids being permanently declared a persona non grata and will be able to apply for a work permit as soon as she arrives in Russia, despite facing an uphill struggle to obtain a Russian passport due to her paperless status.

The tri-Party Coalition have also been discussing other options internally, even though third member the Centre Party (Sp) declined to come between SV and Ap.

Ms Salamova has now been released from custody at Trandum transit asylum prison, after the Supreme Court (Høyesterett) quashed police’s appeal against yesterday’s ruling by Oslo Borgarting Court of Appeal (Lagmannsrett).

She is obliged to stay at her boyfriend Eivin Trædal’s apartment and report to police until she is deported.

Meanwhile, SV’s immigration policy spokesperson, Heikki Holmås, remains optimistic his Party has achieved something.

“The most important thing is that Maria Amelie and others in her situation are allowed to stay and have the chance to become legally Norwegian,” he says.



Published on Tuesday, 18th January, 2011 at 22:24 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 26th January 2011 at 22:13.

This post has the following tags: mariaamelie, madinasalamova, caucasian, immigrantdeportation, policeimmigrationservice, trandumasylum, osloappealcourt, heikkiholmaas, socialistleftparty, kristinhalvorsen.





  
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