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Syrians in church asylum: – Shocked at Norway

Kirkenes churchKirkenes, 20160121. The three asylum seekers who entered the Kirkenes church Thursday becomes the parish council considered kirkeasylanter and allowed to stay in the church until further notic Foto: Jan-Morten Bjørnbakk / NTB scanpix

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The three Syrians who sought church asylum in Kirkenes to avoid being returned to Russia, say they are shocked by the way they have been treated in Norway.

So says Marek Linha from Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers (NOAS), who visited them in the church Thursday night.- They are distraught over the system. They are shocked because they had heard that Norway is a constitutional state, but there is no legal protection for them here. Their case was not considered, says Linha to the news agency NTB.

 

Source: NTB scanpix/ Norway Today

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