In principle, the new Norwegian government does not want to bring home people who left the countries as foreign fighters, Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said on Monday.
“As a general principle, we don’t want to bring home those who have traveled (out of Norway) as foreign fighters. Everyone has the right to request consular assistance, but I can not comment on the situation beyond that,” the new Foreign Minister, Anniken Huitfeldt (AP), told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).
On Monday, the channel reported that terror suspect Aisha Shazadi Kausar hoped that the new government would bring her and her son from Syria to Norway. Kausar is one of two Norwegian ISIS-related women who have formally asked for assistance to return home.
Huitfeldt emphasized that everyone has the right to individual treatment if they request consular assistance.
– Do you want to bring the women home if that is a prerequisite for getting the children home?
“We are, of course, very worried about the children. We follow the situation closely,” Huitfeldt answered.
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