62 Afghan men rounded up for deportation

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In the past few days, police have arrested and detained 62 Afghan men for immediate expatriation.

In total, police arrested 73 men, who were held in refugee centers across the country, wrote Aftenposten on Friday night.
11 were released because the Police Immigration Department didn’t consider them a risk for evading expulsion, while 62 were sentenced to detention by Oslo District Court on Wednesday and Thursday.
The reason for many of the expulsions is that the men are older than they specified, they are over 18 years of age. Only five of the detainees had entered a date of birth before 1991.
When an asylum application is rejected by the Immigration Directorate (UDI), the applicant may appeal the decision to the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE). If the complaint is rejected, the applicant is usually granted four weeks’ notice to leave the country.
‘All the subjects were informed about the decision by the UNE after they were arrested’, confirmed police to the newspaper Aftenposten.
The Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers believes the authorities’ practice is unfortunate, saying ‘it weakens the asylum seekers’ opportunities to examine the decision closely. It also deprives asylum seekers of the possibility of applying for funding for return to their home country’.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today