UN requirements can force Norway towards a new return policy

The asylum ,StorskogOslo 20160127. Immigration and integration minister Sylvi Listhaug (Frp) welcomes UN Envoy Pia Prytz Phiri. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix
The asylum practice at Storskog can be commuted after criticism from the UN. The Liberal Party believes that the government must give in and change course, but Labor is not prepared to conclude.
UN information about Russian return of Syrian refugees to Syria must have consequences, says Liberal immigration policy spokesman André N. Skjelstad.
– This must have consequences for the assessment of Russia as a safe country. We assume that it is completely unacceptable for the government to return the Syrian refugees who are in danger of being sent back to war, persecution and torture, he said.
The government has so far pointed out that no Syrians have been returned from Russia since July 2014, but according to UNHCR, where two Syrians were returned as late as in January last year.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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