Norway won’t bring IS women and children home

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The Norwegian government still has no plans to repatriate Norwegian IS women and their young children who currently are living in the Al-Hol refugee camp in Syria. Norway’s police intelligence unit PST charged one of the women with terrorism but won’t seek her extradition either.

PST announced that it had changed her status from being a suspect to being charged, but that’s mostly to allow them to gather more information about the young woman who traveled to Syria and soon linked up with IS. She later had children with an IS warrior who was subsequently killed.

One of her children, age four, is seriously ill but she won’t allow Norwegian authorities to take him to Norway for treatment unless she also is brought home with all her children. Several humanitarian organizations have urged the government to bring them all back to Norway, at state expense, but an overwhelming majority in Parliament voted against a proposal from the Greens Party last week to do so. Only nine MPs voted in favour, from the Greens, Reds and Socialist Left parties, while 92 other MPs voted against.

newsinenglish.no staff