The government dismisses the criticism of returning the asylum seekers to Russia

Minister of Finance Siv JensenOslo 20160107. Finansminister Siv Jensen (Frp) før NHOs årskonferanse i Oslo Spektrum torsdag. Foto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix
The government defends that asylum seekers are sent to Russia, but the UDI’s employees, lawyers, and organizations believe the practice is in conflict with Norway’s international obligations.
The Progress Party leader Siv Jensen looks at Russia as a so-called safe third country which asylum seekers can be returned to.
– There is no reason to believe anything other than that, she says to the news agency NTB.
– If one begins to do so, one makes oneself to chief judge over quite a number of countries which are considered as well-regulated democracies. It has not, I intend to do, she says.
Also,  Foreign Minister Brende dismisses the objections.
– It is submitted, a parliamentary proposition, where these issues are disclosed. A clear majority in Parliament has adopted this, he says to NTB.Brende said he takes the critics’ views to the orientation “, but that the government has drawn its conclusions.
Source: NTB scanpix/ Norway Today