15 people were returned on Thursday by Norway’s first asylum charters to Gambia. All of the 15 persons were asylum seekers arriving at Storskog in Norway last fall.
All of the persons who were sent away appeared calm and collected during the trip, and were accepted by the Gambian authorities at the international airport in the capital Banjul, said Police Immigration Service (PU).
– We are very pleased with the implementation of this charter. As always we have attached a great importance to treating the people we send away in a gentle and dignified manner, and we did so this time as well, PUs escort leader Tom Kristensen says.
All of the 15 persons were young men aged 18 years and none of them objected to the return. They arrived in Storskog in the fall and was rejected on the merits of their asylum applications.
The charter to Gambia is the first charter PU has completed in 2016.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today