Police seized between 70 and 80 persons at around 40 locations all over Norway on Saturday, and forcibly deported them because their applications for asylum had been rejected several years ago.
Immigrations authorities had hoped they would return to their homelands voluntarily, but when that didn’t happen, police rounded them up and put them on a chartered flight to Serbia.
Most of those deported over the weekend had been living in today’s Kosovo and did not want to return. The authorities, however, determined they had no need for asylum in Norway.
The forced deportations are in line with tougher immigration and asylum practices in Norway.
Views and News staff