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Riot at Trandum Detention Centre
A riot took place at Trandum Detention Centre for asylum seekers close to the Gardermoen International Airport tonight. The riot started at 6.50 pm.
Norway suspends returns to several countries
Returns are suspended to Libya, Uzbekistan and certain parts of Iraq.
Norway suspends returns to Uzbekistan after asylum arrests
In a propaganda film shown on national television in Uzbekistan former Uzbek asylum seekers to Norway are depicted as returned traitors. On Christmas Eve they were sentenced to up to 13 years in prison. (video)
Heavy criticism of government's return policy
Norway is obliged to monitor what happens with people who are deported to dangerous countries. But it does not happen, writes researcher Maja Janmyr in an article in the magazine Røyst.
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 - Aftenposten
Warnings of no mercy return policies - (Norwegian)
Return of asylum seekers is devoted much space in the government refugee addition to the state budget. Prime Minister Erna Solberg stresses that it's important to send back asylum seekers without protection needs.
 - VG
More refugees should be returned faster - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian government will follow the European Union closely and repatriate more refugees faster. According to State Secretary Jøran Kallemyr (The Progress Party) the measure may prevent more people from drowning in the Mediterranean.
 - nrk
Shaimaa (11) and her family can return to Norway - (Norwegian)
The National Immigration Board (UNE) has reversed its prior decision and the family of five from Jemen are allowed back to Norway on a one year permit. The family had lived seven years in the country when they where deported to Jemen in November 2014.
 - nrk
Afghan minister asks Norway to take back family - (Norwegian)
The Afghan Refugee Minister says family's security can't be guaranteed in their region of Ghazni.
 - VG
Afghan authorities will stop all forced returns from Norway
Afghanistan will close its borders to all individuals who are deported from Norway, says the country's refugee minister. He adds that the country wants a new return agreement with Norway.
 - Aftenposten
National Police Immigration Service was ready to give up government's demands for more deportations - (Norwegian)
In August last year the National Police Immigration Service (PU) alerted the authorities that they would not be able to meet Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen's demand of 7700 deportations of asylum seekers. Mr. Anundsen did not accept this, and he asked PU to speed up the work with the deportations. Later it was agreed on a total of 7100 deportations in 2014.
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 - Aftenposten
Warnings of no mercy return policies - (Norwegian)
Return of asylum seekers is devoted much space in the government refugee addition to the state budget. Prime Minister Erna Solberg stresses that it's important to send back asylum seekers without protection needs.
 - VG
More refugees should be returned faster - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian government will follow the European Union closely and repatriate more refugees faster. According to State Secretary Jøran Kallemyr (The Progress Party) the measure may prevent more people from drowning in the Mediterranean.
 - nrk
Shaimaa (11) and her family can return to Norway - (Norwegian)
The National Immigration Board (UNE) has reversed its prior decision and the family of five from Jemen are allowed back to Norway on a one year permit. The family had lived seven years in the country when they where deported to Jemen in November 2014.
 - nrk
Afghan minister asks Norway to take back family - (Norwegian)
The Afghan Refugee Minister says family's security can't be guaranteed in their region of Ghazni.
 - VG
Afghan authorities will stop all forced returns from Norway
Afghanistan will close its borders to all individuals who are deported from Norway, says the country's refugee minister. He adds that the country wants a new return agreement with Norway.
 - Aftenposten
National Police Immigration Service was ready to give up government's demands for more deportations - (Norwegian)
In August last year the National Police Immigration Service (PU) alerted the authorities that they would not be able to meet Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen's demand of 7700 deportations of asylum seekers. Mr. Anundsen did not accept this, and he asked PU to speed up the work with the deportations. Later it was agreed on a total of 7100 deportations in 2014.
 - nrk
Reza sent back to Afghanistan tonight - (Norwegian)
The immigration authorities did not believe that Reza (21) was a Christian. He was deported to Kabul, Afghanistan tonight.
 - UDI
The Norwegian immigration authorities open up for return to Gaza
UDI and UNE believe the security situation in Gaza is better and opens up for return to the region. The return of Palestinians from Norway to Gaza was halted last summer as a result of the war between Israel and Hamas.
 - nrk
Reza should have been here today - (Norwegian)
21 year old Reza converted to Christianity in the summer of 2011, and he has since been participating in the Christian community in Varden, Stavanger. But the immigration authorities didn't believe his story, and tomorrow night he will be sent out of the country.
 - nrk
Fatema was sent back to Afghanistan - Get us home to Norway! - (Norwegian)
Fatema Rahimi (11) and her family was deported to Afghanistan after more than four years in the country. Explosions outside their home in Kabul are now part of everyday life - in a city where they don't know anyone.
 - UNHCR
UNHCR reiterates that EU countries should not return asylum seekers to Greece - (English)
In its observations on the situation of asylum in Greece published today, UNHCR recommends that other EU countries continue to refrain from returning asylum seekers to Greece.

Germany suspends returns of asylum seekers to Greece under Dublin Regulation for another year - (German)
Today the newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger reported that the German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, has instructed Germany's Office for Migration and Asylum (BAMF) not to return asylum seekers to Greece for one more year.
 - VG
Deportees sentenced to 13 years in prison on Christmas Eve - (Norwegian)
Six Uzbek men who had previously asked for asylum in Norway were sentenced to up to 13 years in prison in Uzbekistan on Christmas Eve. Norwegian asylum lawyer requires an independent investigation of the deportations.
 - UNE
Norwegian immigration authorities suspend returns to Uzbekistan - (Norwegian)
Based on allegations that rejected asylum seekers returned from Norway have been arrested, Norway temporarily suspended all forced returns to Uzbekistan 19th December.
 - VG
Infamous Youth of the Progress Party Christmas calendar bragging about deportation of asylum seekers - (Norwegian)
The Christmas calendar from the Youth of the Progress Party (FpU) faces severe criticism. The Youth of the Socialist party (SU) calls the slot for 18th of December, bragging about deportation of asylum seekers, truly sickening.
 - VG
Sonya (6) and her siblings returned to Kabul - (Norwegian)
Just a few hours after Minister of Justice Anders Anundsen settled on a new agreement for asylum children, two Afghan families with children where sent back to Afghanistan.

The Netherlands has started to deport people to Mogadishu
Two men were deported from the Netherlands to Mogadishu, Somalia on 23 and 30 November. For several years it was not possible to deport people to the city because of lack of cooperation from the Somali authorities.
 - Aftenposten
More than 800 people deported from Norway in October - (Norwegian)
The record number of 824 deportations in October is an all time high for any given month - and the authorities are closer of reaching their goal of 7100 deportations in 2014. A total of 5876 people have been deported so far this year.
 - Nettavisen
Another asylum seekers sent out of Norway - (Norwegian)
GARDERMOEN AIRPORT: While you are sleeping they are working full time with arrests and forced returns. Every night someone is sent out of Norway .
 - nrk
Deportation of children more than doubled in September  - (Norwegian)
106 children and their families where deported from Norway in September 2014. That number is more than doubled compared to earlier months.
 - nrk
Would like to have a break in deportations - (Norwegian)
He was a Muslim in Iran, but in Norway he found Jesus. In the summer he got another rejection from the authorities in his asylum claim and he fears what will happen if they send him back.
 - nrk
More than 14 000 foreigners without permission to stay in the country - (Norwegian)
The Police Immigration Service (PU) has registered that more than 14,000 foreigners are staying illegally in Norway. A total of 5,000 individuals without permissio to stay live in asylum centers around the country.
 - nrk
I have to get out of here - (Norwegian)
Half a year ago Taiman Agid Fatah (27) was deported to Iraq after 13 years in Norway. During a Skype conversation with Rudi Bakken from Bergen Taiman showed his friend some of the arriving refuguees fleeing from ISIS in the city of Zakho.
 - nrk
Former Taliban minister will sue Norway after expulsion - (Norwegian)
Abdul Rauf Mohammad will sue Norway after he was expelled, says his lawyer Brynjar Meling. The lawyer fears for the former health minister's security in Afghanistan.
 - nrk
Former Afghan Taliban minister expelled from Norway - (Norwegian)
The former health minister in the Taliban government in Afghanistan, Abdul Rauf Mohammad, was arrested and deported to Kabul in early July according to Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).
 - UNE
The Norwegian Immigration Board suspends forced returns to Gaza - (Norwegian)
The obligation to return voluntarily to the area after final rejection of the asylum request is temporarily suspended by the Immigration Board.
 - UDI
Norway suspends forced returns of migrants to eight provinces of Iraq - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and Immigration Appeals Board announced last month a suspension of forced returns of migrants to eight of the 19 provinces of Iraq, in view of ‘the deteriorating and unpredictable security situation in Iraq’. Until further notice, applicants will not be returned to the provinces of Anbar, Babylon, Baghdad, Diyala, Karbala, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salah al-Din.
 - Aftenposten
Norway continues to deport asylum seekers to Gaza - (Norwegian)
Although the conflict between Israel and Palestine has escalated dramatically in the recent days, Norwegian authorities continue to deport Palestinians to Gaza.

Asylum seeker’s return to Hungary under Dublin Regulation does not violate his fundamental rights - (English)
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that the return of an Afghan asylum seeker from Austria to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation will not violate Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The applicant had complained that he would be subjected to arbitrary detention in poor conditions if removed to Hungary.
 - nrk
Attacked by the police on airplane during deportation - (Norwegian)
A family of four from Iran who auhorities tried to deport yesterday, claims to have been attacked by the police on the commercial airplane. Police Immigration Service (PU) confirms that there was "an incident" on the airplane but said that it was taken care of by the police. The family is currently incarcerated at the Trandum Detention Centre awaiting their new deportation date.
 - nrk
The entire community fights for Dorna - (Norwegian)
This afternoon banners are put up alongside highway E16 throughout Vang in Valdres. The entire local community fights for Dorna (9) and her family to get permission to stay in the country. The family, that has stayed in Norway for more than ten years, has been told by the immigration authorities to leave by 2 July.
 - nrk
Opinions: The silence on forced return to Ethiopia - (Norwegian)
The return agreement between Norway and Ethiopia was presented as a breakthrough in Norwegian immigration return policy, but it was never truly implemented. Two and a half years later 700 people live in uncertainty about what will happen. And nobody talks about them.
 - nrk
Return of the Petrosjan family halted at the last minute - (Norwegian)
Few hours after the police arrested mother and three children in the Petrosjan family at the asylm centre in Rognan the deportation was halted for the second time in less than two months. This time the Ministry of Justice and Public Security intervened after an urgent appeal by the family's lawyer.
 - nrk
Opinions: Why not just send them out? - (Norwegian)
Why do some people stay illegally in the country? Isn't it just matter of sending them out? Leader of the Police Immigration Service (PU) Kristin Kvigne debates why it is not always easy to deport people and why the proposed return centers are important in this op-ed.
 - nrk
The policeman who arrested Faizullah: - It is he who is the hero - (Norwegian)
Police officer Arvid Adriaenssens was declared a national hero after calling the deportation of Faizullah Muradi a shame on camera - I only said what everyone was thinking, he says.
 - Aftenposten
Government spends more on deportations in 2014 - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian government wants to deport more people faster out of the country - especially convicted criminals. Minister of Justice Anders Anundsen (The Progress Party) adds another NOK 27.5 million on top of the NOK 150 million already allocated to the task in 2014.
 - nrk
Back in Bodø one day after they had been picked up by the police - (Norwegian)
On Tuesday the Oslo City Court decided to stop temporarily the deportation of an Armenian family that has stayed more than 8 years in Norway.
 - VG
A 37 per cent increase in deportations from Norway - (Norwegian)
A total of 1705 persons were deported from Norway by the National Police Immigration Service in January, February and March 2014. That is a 37 per cent increase compared to the three first months of 2013. By the end of March last year a total of 1248 persons had been deported from Norway.
 - NOAS
Persecution and Protection in Somalia: A Fact Finding NOAS Report - (English)
Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers (NOAS) recommends in its new report that all returns to internal displacement in Mogadishu are stopped.
 - nrk
Parents deported, children left in the country - (Norwegian)
Norway deports mothers out of the country while their biological children are left in the care of child welfare system. The Nigerian ambassador Benedict Onochie Amobi reacts strongly against this practice.
 - VG
I have thrown away ten years of my life - (Norwegian)
GARDERMOEN (AP) The number of deportations from Norway increases, and the majority of the deportees travel without a police escort.
 - UNHCR
UNHCR recommends that States suspend forcible returns to South Sudan - (English)
Political and ethnic conflict in the world’s youngest nation has led UNHCR to call for a suspension of forcible returns to South Sudan until the security situation has improved.
 - nrk
Taiman (27) deported today - (Norwegian)
This morning Taiman Agid Fatah (27) was picked up by the police at Trandum Detention Centre and taken to the airport. Fatah's support group said they would try to stop the flight to Iraq, but in the end they did not succeed.
 - nrk
Deports man after 13 years in the country - (Norwegian)
Taiman (27) arrived in Norway when he was 14 years old. Most of his family was granted permission to stay, but he did not get it. After 13 years in the country he was picked up by the police yesterday . - I fear for his life if he is sent out, says his lawyer.
 - nrk
Record number of individuals expelled from Norway in 2013 - (Norwegian)
The number of people being deported and given a temporary or permanent reentry ban to the country has risen sharply in 2013, according to the immigration auhorities. - The police work harder to deport convicted criminals and that's why we see the increase, says Immigration Director at UDI Frode Forfang.

Seminar: Deportation to the war in Afghanistan - (Norwegian)
Kulturhuset in Oslo on 8 February from 3 pm to 7 pm. Address: Youngstorvet 3. Free entrance.
 - Aftenposten
Heavier penalties for illegal reentry to Norway - (Norwegian)
On 15 January the penalty for violating the first reentry ban to the country were increased six fold to twelve months in prison. Before this date the first offense was punished with two months in prison. For the second offense the punishment is now eighteen months in prison.
 - The Guardian
Briton held over gay sex video to be deported from Uganda - (English)
Charge of trafficking obscene material dropped against Bernand Randall, though his Ugandan partner still faces threat of jail
 - Aftenposten
Almost 6000 persons deported from Norway in 2013 - (Norwegian)
A total of 5934 persons without legal residence in Norway were deported last year. This is a new all time record (a 21 per cent increase since 2012). 2224 persons, or close to 38 per cent of the total, had been convicted of criminal offenses in the country.
 - VG
Eighteen persons will be deported each day from Norway in 2014 - (Norwegian)
The National Police Immigration Service (PU) will deport a record number of indidividuals in 2014. An estimated 6700 persons will be sent out of the country. PU's staff will be increased with 80 people (a total of more than 500) - and the annual budget will hit 680 million NOK (80 million euros) in 2014.
 - UNHCR
Forced returns to southern Mali may take place, but must remain suspended to northern Mali - (English)
In an update to its position on returns to Mali, UNHCR considers that the situation in southern Mali has normalised sufficiently for UNHCR to withdraw their call for suspension of forced returns to this part of the country for persons who had their asylum claims rejected. However, UNHCR considers the situation in northern Mali ‘not yet conducive for sustainable returns in safety and dignity’.
 - Aftenposten
Authorities will expell asylum seekers who lie - (Norwegian)
The fingerprints reveal them. Fifty percent more asylum seekers got their application rejected in Norway in 2013 compared to last year, because they had already applied for asylum in other European countries. Minister of Justice Mr. Anders Anundsen (Progress Party) will change the law to make it possible to expell asylum seekers who lie about their status.

Dublin III takes efect on 1 January 2014 - (English)
Dublin III establishes the criterias and mechanismes of EU Member states for examining the applications for international protection lodged by a third country national or a stateless person (pdf).
 - Nettavisen
Record number of deportations in October - (Norwegian)
The National Police Immigration Service (PU) deported 621 people without legal residence in October. It amounts to an increase of 165 people compared to October last year.
 - Aftenposten
Opinions: Deportation as a response to youth crime - (Norwegian)
The immigration division at the NGO Juss-Buss is critical of the Justice Minister's opinions of using deportation as a tool to solve the current crime wave by youths of foreign origin in Oslo.
 - Aftenposten
Neda and her family allowed back into the country - (Norwegian)
The verdict from the Oslo District Court states that the interests of children should outweigh the fact that the parents didn't give the immigration authorities their right identity. The family was deported to Jordan in June after more than ten years in Norway.
 - nrk
Civilian escorts to deport asylum seekers by air create safety concerns - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian Immigration Police are currently working on a report on how to use civilians with limited police powers to escort denied asylum seekers out of the country by air.
 - European Commission
Monitoring the return of irregual migrants and failed asylum seekers by land, sea and air - (English)
Following a steady increase in the number of forced returns of irregular migrants and failed asylum seekers, and in view of the risk of ill-treatment during these forced returns, there is an urgent need to draw up common standards on removal procedures by land, sea and air and on monitoring these procedures (pdf).
 - Aftenposten
Accused killer should have been deported today - (Norwegian)
Immigration authorities confirmed Tuesday morning that the asylum seeker from South Sudan (30) who stabbed and killed three people yesterday was scheduled to be deported to Spain today. The man had stayed in the country since April.
 - Aftenposten
Norwegian citizen Maria (3) must leave Norway - (Norwegian)
Maria's mother doesn't get permission to stay in the country with her daughter. Maria is born in Norway but her Norwegian father doesn't want her. The mother is a citizen of Kenya, and the District Court says both mother and daughter have to leave.
 - VG
Your are our last hope - (Norwegian)
Neda Ibrahim (12) begs judge Arne Lyng in the Oslo District Court to help her family in Jordan. This is her last chance to get the Immigration Appeals Board's decision reversed after she and her family were deported in June.
 - VG
Two Twitter messages delay Neda case in court - (Norwegian)
When one judge get sick the substitute judge refuses to take the case because of two tweets she wrote about the case in June.
 - VG
Neda is afraid the judge will say no - (Norwegian)
On Tuesday twelve year old Neda Ibrahim from Jordan will ask the court to let her family come back to Norway.
 - nrk
Deport first, ask questions afterwards - (Norwegian)
If the British government gets its way it will be more difficult to be an illegal immigrant in the UK. Immigrants can be sent out of the country before their appeals have been heard.
 - Aftenposten
Drug dealer Ali (45) deported seven times from Norway - (Norwegian)
One of three convicted drug dealers come back to the country after they are deported. Most drug dealers are sent back to other European countries. The outgoing government has propsed harsher punishment for reentering the country illegally after a deportation.
 - FOM
Suspension in repatriations from Switzerland - (English)
Federal Office for Migration in Switzerland has temporarily suspended repatriations to Sri Lanka after reports of torture.
 - nrk
Used prize money to smuggle himself back home - (Norwegian)
Two years ago the short film "Imagining Emanuel» received the Culture Ministry's Human Rights Prize. The main character in the documentary, Emanuel Agara, decided to use the prize money to smuggle himself back into Liberia.
 - ECRE
Organizations warn rules for Frontex operations at sea should not legitimize push-backs - (English)
ECRE, Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have published a joint briefing on the European Commission proposal establishing rules for the surveillance of the external sea borders in the context of Frontex operations (02.09.2013).
 - VG
Harder punishment for deportees who return illegally - (Norwegian)
Deported individuals who return illegally to the country will be punished ten to twelve times harder. Repeated violations of entering the country can give up to four years in prison, according a new proposal from the Labour Party.
 - Noas
Opinions: Return to torture - (Norwegian)
Deportations to Ethiopia may end in a human rights disaster argues Mari Seilskjær in Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers.
 - nrk
Authorities stop returning underage asylum seekers - (Norwegian)
Norwegian authorities have introduced a temporary suspension of the return of unaccompanied asylum seekers under the age of 18 to other European countries.
 - The Guardian
G4S faces damages claim over killing of Jimmy Mubenga - (English)
Crown Prosecution Service says it will now reconsider whether to bring criminal charges as family hail inquest verdict of unlawful death on airplane.
 - APT
Monitoring Police Custody - A Practical Guide - (English)
The Geneva based organisation Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) has released a new guide on monitoring police conduct and places under police authority (pdf).
 - nrk
Opens up the possibility for Neda and her family to return - (Norwegian)
- If we are elected into the government in September, we will try to get Neda and her family back to Norway, say the leaders of the Christian Democrats and the Liberal Party.
 - nrk
Neda and her family deported this morning - (Norwegian)
12 year old Neda Ibrahim and her family have been deported from Norway. The family has stayed in the country for 10 years.
 - Klassekampen
Deported back to the Taliban - (Norwegian)
Norwegian immigration authorities believed Farhad Hakimzai could return safely to Afghanistan. After he escaped from the Taliban he brought the case to trial in Norway.
 - nrk
They wanted personal freedom in Norway - (Norwegian)
The auto mechanic thought he could find a future in Narvik. The baker found the freedom he was looking for in Fredrikstad. The art teacher says he left a mistress called Norway. Now they're all back in Iraq.
 - Aftenposten
Expelled foreigners less violent with television sets in their rooms - (Norwegian)
The use of force and security cells during the deportation process at Trandum Immigration Detention Centre dropped significantly last year. One of the reasons was that all deportees got their own individal rooms with television sets.
 - nytid
Testifying against the Immigration Appeals Board - (Norwegian)
Deported Rahim Rostami (21) tells about Iran imprisonment. - I was tortured, he says.

PACE calls for better monitoring of respect for human rights at Frontex operations - (English)
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls for the establishment of an effective system to monitor compliance with human rights obligations during Frontex’ operational activities in a resolution adopted in Brussels this week.
 - IRIN
Europe's forced returnees claim abuse - (English)
Cases of excessive force being used to remove rejected asylum seekers have been documented in a number of European countries.
 - Aftenposten
Lectures by Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) gave more expulsions - (Norwegian)
The number of expulsion orders rose sharply in 2012. The director of UDI Frode Forfang believes the increase is largely attributed to a series of lectures the Directorate did in different police districts in 2011 and 2012.
 - Aftenposten
Immigration Appeals Board frustrated over delayed returns - (Norwegian)
A number of unfounded asylum seekers who should have been sent out of the country continue to stay during the appeal's process because of the way the law is written.

Nathan's family can stay in Norway - (English)
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) reported on Wednesday that immigration authorities wouldn’t appeal the ruling in favour of seven-year-old Nathan Eshete. The Ethiopian family will be able to stay in Norway.
 - Aftenposten
Five months in jail for entering the country illegally several times - (Norwegian)
An asylum seeker from Latvia defied his second expulsion order and returned to Norway. Now he gets his third sentence in two years and five months in jail.
 - The Independent
Army deserter faces death sentence in Eritrea after deportation debacle - (English)
An Eritrean man who sought asylum in Israel but voluntarily left the country after he agreed to be deported to Uganda, is now back in Eritrea where he likely faces severe prosecution and possible death as an army deserter.
 - nrk
Deported for the third time in six months - (Norwegian)
Over the past two years two hundred drug dealers have been deported from Norway more than once. Yesterday Kamal (20) was sent back to Germany for the third time in six months.
 - 4 News
High court blocks Tamil deportations to Sri Lanka - (English)
The high court in London blocks the deportation of a group of failed Tamil asylum seekers who were due to be sent back to Sri Lanka yesterday despite torture concerns.
 - Human Rights Watch
We will teach you a lessson - (English)
A report entitled ‘We will teach you a lesson’ published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) details the accounts of torture and rape suffered by Tamils in detention in Sri Lanka.
 - Aftenposten
I feel ashamed going back without anything - (Norwegian)
Norwegian authorities talk about voluntary return in dignity, say rejected asylum seekrs from Kurdistan, but returning to their home country is shameful - under any circumstances. It is a failure to not get a permission to stay in Europe.
 - You Tube
Afghan refugees return home from Iran - (English)
Six million of the world's refugees are from Afghanistan, and around 1.4 million of them can be found in neighbouring Iran. But now thousands are being forced back to Afghanistan.
 - NOAS
Return without due process - (Norwegian)
Norway lacks currently a system for monitoring forced return of asylum seekers, which is contrary to the obligations of the EU Return Directive and the guidelines from the Council of Europe.
 - BBC
Asylum seeker alleges assault during Heathrow deportation - (English)
An asylum seeker alleges he was assaulted by private security staff on a plane at Heathrow Airport, according to the BBC.
 - The Guardian
Cyprus criticised over treatment of asylum seekers - (English)
The deportation of asylum seekers whose cases are unresolved is one of several complaints made by Amnesty International in a report on Cyprus's treatment of irregular immigrants published last year.
 - Aftenposten
State Secretary in Iraq to discuss forced return - (Norwegian)
The purpose of the visit of State Secretary Pål Lønseth to Baghdad was to discuss the possibility of returning Mullah Krekar back to his home country.
 - nrk
Throw the asylum children out the country! - (Norwegian)
It's not the asylum policy that's faulty. It's the immigration policy. We haven't had any immigration policy in Norway for the past thirty years, argues blogger and politician Heidi Nordby Lunde.
 - The Guardian
UK Border Agency rejects calls to stop using force on pregnant detainees - (English)
Government document outlines recommendations by prison inspectors as one detainee claims she was 'dragged like a dog'.
 - Aftenposten
A record number of convicted criminals deported in 2012 - (Norwegian)
Norwegian authorities deported a record number of individuals last year. A total of 4901 persons without legal residence were sent out. Twenty-eight percent of them were convicted criminals.
 - Los Angeles Times
Richard Adams dies at 65; gay marriage pioneer - (English)
Richard Adams and his partner, Anthony Sullivan, were granted a marriage license in Colorado in 1975. They tried to use it to prevent Sullivan's deportation but were rejected.
 - Aftenposten
Asylum children lost their cases in the Supreme Court - (Norwegian)
The majority of the Supreme Court judges has rejected an appeal for asylum children to stay in the country. A minority of five judges supported them.
 - Los Angeles Times
Deported father fights to reunite family - (English)
Luis Ernesto Rodriguez, an immigrant from El Salvador with a troubled past, has battled the system to regain his parental rights. But circumstances have kept his two daughters and him apart.
 - nrk
Unacceptable to deport teenage girls to Sri Lanka - (Norwegian)
A 17 year old girl and her mother will not be deported, but more Tamils have been returned at the end of this year. Among them, a father and his two teenage daughters.
 - UNHCR
UNHCR urges States not to return people to eastern DRC amid renewed violence - (English)
The escalation in violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since November 15th has given added emphasis to a UNHCR advisory issued to governments last week urging them not to forcibly return people to North and South Kivu pending meaningful improvement in the security and human rights situations.
 - Aftenposten
Opinion: Round trip Italy Norway - (Norwegian)
Asylum seekers who already have received protection in Italy should not get special treatment in Norway.
 - nrk
Police start crackdown on illegals - (Norwegian)
Police have started to raid several reception centers to expel as many rejected asylum seekers as possible. Norway hosts about 10,000 rejected asylum seekers who refuse to leave the country voluntarily.
 - Los Angeles Times
Reaching out to illegal immigrants a core strategy for LAPD chief - (English)
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck wants to go softer on illegal immigration. Last month he announced that suspected illegal immigrants arrested for low-level crimes would no longer be turned over to federal authorities for deportation.
 - Aftenposten
Norway will extradite individual to genocide trial in Rwanda - (Norwegian)
State Secretary Pål Lønseth in the Justice Department says the department has made a series of requirements to the Rwandan authorities as a condition for extradition.
 - Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet
More deportations in 2013 - (Norwegian)
The government proposes to strengthen efforts to return more people without legal residence in the country next year. In addition measures to reduce the processing time for asylum applications are being implemented.
 - nrk
Deported after 12 years in Norway - (Norwegian)
Thien Thi Vo, her husband and two children were deported to Vietnam today. The local community in Nittedal worries that her four year old son with special needs will suffer.
 - VG
Deported after leaving suspicious package on the roof of the Opera House in Oslo - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian Immigration Act allows for deportation of individuals who are citizens of the European Economic Area in the interests of public order and security, says Morten Bentz Red to VG Nett. The man is a Hungarian citizen. The Opera House was partially evacuated during the incident Tuesday afternoon.
 - nrk
Criminals deported within 72 hours - (Norwegian)
More convicted criminals of foreign origin will be deported faster in the future, say the police. A record number of individuals convicted of crimes in Norway wil be deported in 2012.
 - Aftenposten
Police buy "Spit Socks" - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian police spend NOK 400 000 (50 000 euros) on "Spit Socks" in 2012. The specially made hoods are transparent and made out of fine masked fabric. The hoods will be used in combination with body cuffs during deportation flights.
 - VG
Financial support for returning home goes to human traffickers - (Norwegian)
Denied asylum seekers can get up to NOK 40 000 (5000 euros) if they return home voluntarily. A study done by Chr. Michelsen Institute shows that many asylum seekers use the financial support they receive to pay down debt to human traffickers.
 - nrk
Government pays more than NOK 40 000 for a voluntary return - (Norwegian)
But it is more expensive to host rejected asylum seekers who refuse to return voluntarily in Norway. Currently 32 per cent of the inhabitants in asylum centres have received their final rejection notice, but many refuse to leave.
 - VG
Norway works on a readmission agreement with Somalia - (Norwegian)
The coalition government wants a readmisssion agreement with Somalia. Last week State Secretary Paul K. Lønseth and Somalia's Interior Minister Mohamud Abdi Samad Mo'allin met to discuss the issue.

Readmission agreement between the EU and Turkey initialled - (English)
On 21 June, Turkey and the European Union initialled an agreement on the readmission of irregular migrants, after seven years of negotiations. The agreement will allow for the return of Turkish nationals as well as third country nationals who have passed through Turkey.
 - VG
No one deported to Ethiopia after signing of readmission agreement - (Norwegian)
Returning asylum seekers to Ethiopia has been highly controversial. Five months after the readmission agreement went into effect no one has been deported.
 - Aftenposten
Denied asylum seekers with a criminal record deported directly to their native countries - (Norwegian)
With the new instructions to the Ministry of Immigration (UDI), the government hopes to make it more difficult for asylum seekers with a criminal record to return to Norway. From the beginning of June denied asylum seekers who are convicted of criminal activities are deported directly to their native countries, not to the European country they first arrived in.
 - Aftenposten
Fewer people deported from the United States - (Norwegian)
800, 000 illegal immigrants who came to United States as children will not be deported, says President Barack Obama.
 - VG
Deportation of Nathan and his family postponed - (Norwegian)
The 7-year-old Nathan Eshete and his family can stay in the country until after the trial in October. The family has sued the state to challenge the negative decision by the Immigration Appeals Board. Nathan has lived his entire life in Norway.
 - p4
More Ethiopians leave voluntarily - (Norwegian)
Over the past few months more than 70 Ethiopians have applied for voluntarily return, reports Norwegian Broadcasting Corportaion (NRK).
 - nrk
The unwanted  - (Norwegian)
A P3 NRK radio documentary about some rejected asylum seekers, their lives on hold and their helpers. Follow link to download mp3 file.
 - bt
Probably not deported right away - (Norwegian)
Nathan Eshete (7) and his parents can sleep peacefully for the time being. The Immigration Police confirm that families with children are not on their priority list.
 - Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet
Shorter processing time and faster returns - (Norwegian)
The Government proposes measures to speed up the processing time for asylum petitions, including those involving children. At the same time, the number of deportations will be increased, especially when it comes to people who abuse the system by asking for protection and selling drugs at the same time.
 - nrk
Deportees live on less than 10 euros a week in Italy - (Norwegian)
After Nigerian "Leah" was deported to Italy earlier this year, she and her daughter live on less than 10 euros a week. Today the bishop in Sør-Hålogland and a delegation from the local shelter in Bodø travel to Italy to help.
 - Aftenposten
Four hundred Ethiopians sue the Norwegian state - (Norwegian)
Intend to prevent deportations to Ethiopia.
 - Dagbladet
It ought to be possible to establish an identity - (Norwegian)
State Secretary Pål Lønseth believes asylum seekers are able to establish their true identities if they try hard enough.

Norwegian State Secretary meets Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs - (Norwegian)
State Secretary Paul Lønseth met Tuesday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. The two officials discussed, among other things, Mullah Krekar. "There is no change in regards to the possibility of returning him to Iraq", said Lønseth after the meeting.
 - Dagbladet
The Immigration Directorate (UDI) believes deportations will start soon - (Norwegian)
So far this year only five out of 650 denied asylum seekers from Ethiopia have left Norway voluntarily. UDI believes the challenges regarding obtaining fingerprints from the individuals wil be solved soon.
 - nrk
The United Nations requires answers from Norway - (Norwegian)
In a letter to the Norwegian government the United Nations is critical about Norway's readmission agreement with Ethiopia. Among other tings the United Nations wonders how Norway is going to be sure that returned asylum seekers are not tortured.
 - VG
Deportations to Ethiopia stopped - (Norwegian)
Ethiopian authorities require fingerprints in order to issue travel documents. According to current Norwegian law denied asylum seekers can't be forced to give fingerprints for this purpose.
 - Vårt Land
How to scare away people with no protection needs - (Norwegian)
For the first time the Norwegian authorities have made ​​a contingency plan on how to deport asylum seekers more quickly from the country. Syrian citizen Ali Watti fear that more people will be sent to prison and death.
 - nrk
Ask for more money to deport failed asylum seekers  - (English)
The police and the Immigration Directorate (UDI) ask for NOK 93 million (12 milllion euros) extra to deport failed asylum seekers in 2013.
 - nrk
Leah will soon be sent back to Italy - (Norwegian)
The National Police Immigration Service (PU) has received confirmation from the Italian authorities that they can provide necessary support for Leah and her daughter after return. No information is given about what this support entails, says Leah's lawyer Ingrid Holm Ellingsen to NRK.no.
 - Dagbladet
Deported family expelled from the Schengen area - (Norwegian)
It's doubtful that Verona Delic (9), who has lived all of her life in Rjukan, will see her classmates again soon. She and her family were deported from Oslo to Sarajevo yesterday.
 - Dagsavisen
Forced return: Ethiopia - (Norwegian)
Norwegian authorities are in the process of deporting refused asylum seekers to Ethiopia. What happens in 
the country they arrive in?
 - Aftenposten
Easier to deport families with children than convicted criminals - (Norwegian)
In 2011 the National Police Immigration Service (PU) was required by the government to increase deportations to at least 4600 individuals per year. This means on an average 13 persons a day. Geir Petter Pettersen, the workers' representative at PU, says they would have been able to deport more convicted criminals if it hadn't been for this requirement.
 - Vårt Land
It is common to deport chilrdren - (Norwegian)
Every day children are deported from Norway. During the last three years 2434 children have been sent out of the country. In 73 per cent of the cases the police had to assist in the deportation process.
 - Nettavisen
Imprisoned after deportation - (Norwegian)
Norway didn't believe Behrooz Kafaei Zendehel and deported him to Iran. When he arrived he was imprisoned for a few days, threatened and then released on parole. This time he fled to Turkey.
 - Dagbladet
No deportations to Ethiopia right away - (Norwegian)
The National Police Immigration Service (PU) starts preparing for deportations to Ethiopia today. It will take some time before the first deportee is sent out of the country.
 - Aftenposten
Ethiopians say yes to return - (Norwegian)
As of 9 March, 27 Ethiopians have agreed to return voluntarily, reports the Immigration Directorate (UDI) to the newspaper Vårt Land.
 - nrk
The deportations must be stopped - (Norwegian)
After 15 March more than 50 Ethiopians residing in the Stavanger area can be deported. The Humanist Association says enough is enough and that the deportations must be stopped.
 - Budstikka
Family has to leave after seven years - fear for their lives  - (Norwegian)
Shumye Tsehay Addis (26) and her family must leave the apartment in Stabekk and return to their native country by mid-March. The family is afraid that the return to Ethiopia may cost them their lives.
 - El País
Deported without their children - (Spanish)
Every year thousands of mothers and fathers are separated from their children when they are deported from the United States to South America. Their children who are born in the United States get automatically citizenship and can't be deported with their parents. The children are often handed over for adoption by the authorities. It is estimated that more than 20 000 underage children will face this situation by 2017.
 - Klassekampen
May increase risk of persecution after return - (Norwegian)
Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers fear that the agreement text itself between Norway and Ethiopia - signed on 26 January - can increase the risk of persecution of rejected asylum seekers after return. The agreement stipulates, among other things, that Norway has to "hand over as much information as possible about the deportees before expulsion."

Crowd stops deportation to Iran in Sweden - (Swedish)
About 50 activists from Asylrörelsen in Stockholm and Action Against Deportation Stockholm and Uppsala gathered at Arlanda Airport and armed all the passengers on the plane with arguments about how they could resist by arguing on the plane and refuse to sit down.
 - Aftenbladet
Amnesty International concerned - (Norwegian)
Amnesty International calls for a monitoring system of rejected asylum seekers who are deported, and has repeatedly challenged the Norwegian authorities to allocate more resources to ensure that rejected asylum seekers are not persecuted after returning home.
 - Aftenposten
1019 convicted criminals deported from Norway in 2011 - (Norwegian)
It amounts to a 50 per cent increase compared to 2010. A total of 4744 individuals were deported last year (4615 in 2010).
 - nrk
Raid against illegal immigrants - (Norwegian)
Thousands of illegal immigrants live in Norway. This week, the police in Bergen arrested 15 people. Some of them were deported directly out of the country.
 - tv2
Returning after deportation to Afghanistan - (Norwegian)
Several Afghan asylum seekers who were deported from Norway with police escorts are on their way back to the country. Channel TV 2 News met two of them in Athens, Greece.
 - Morgenbladet
Deported from the hospital bed - (Norwegian)
Monday evening the immigration police went to the emergency psychiatric ward of Ahus Hospital to pick up a Palestinian asylum seeker, although he was not ready for discharge. The next morning the young man was deported from the country by air.
 - VG
Faster deportation process for convicted criminals - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian government intends to speed up the process of deporting more convicted criminals to their home countries in 2012.
 - tv2
Deported after a liefime in Norway - (Norwegian)
Neigbours and friends have protested after nine year old Roaa, eight year old Rahaf and four year olf Malik and the rest of their family were deported to Jordan in November. The children had spent all of their lives in Norway.

Greece begins construction of migration fence  - (English)
The construction of the Evros fence is part of the Greek national plan to control migration influxes which contains various initiatives aimed at combating irregular migration and managing asylum and international protection applications. The European Commission refuses to fund the project
 - Aftenposten
Investigation at the Trandum Detention Centre - (Norwegian)
The Special Unit for Police Matters investigates the National Police Immigration Service (PU) at Trandum for breaches on security and staff shortages. Each year more than 100 detainees are imprisoned at the detention centre for more days than the law allows, reports the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).
 - Lillesands-Posten
Deported after nine years in the country - (Norwegian)
Sixteen days ago the head of the Tunc family was deported to Turkey. His wife and five children were left behind in the village.
 - nrk
Norway is negotation an agreement with Afghanistan to return children - (Norwegian)
Norway and several other northern European countries have started to negotiate an agreement with the Afghan authorities to make it possible to return denied asylum seekers under the age of 18 to reception centers in the country. "Problematic", says Save the Children.
 - VG
Police stopped deportation of convicted Iraqi - (Norwegian)
The 33-year-old man would have avoided a long prison sentence in Norway after being convicted of drug smuggling. The police changed its mind at the last minute before the scheduled deportation.
 - rb.no
Trandum Detention Centre - Worse than prison - (Norwegian)
The detention centre close to Oslo Airport Gardermoen is being expanded with new housing facilities. "It is about time" says Norwegian Organization of Asylum Seekers (NOAS).

More deportations in 2012 - (Norwegian)
New housing facilities at Trandum Detention Centre will increase the capacity of the centre and provide for a greater number of forced returns in 2012.
 - VG
Record number of deportations - (Norwegian)
The National Police Immigration Service (PU) has deported more convicted criminals in 2011 than ever before. The number of regular deportations are also expected to reach new heights this year.
 - Nettavisen
Nathan (6) will be thrown out of the country - (Norwegian)
He has lived all of his life in Norway. He speaks the language fluently with an accent from Bergen, he supports the Brann football team and plays football with Arna-Bjørnar. After ten years he and his family will be forced out of the country.
 - dn.se
Deportation stopped at the last minute - (Swedish)
The deportation of 40 year old Michael to Eritrea was stopped at the last minute in Stockholm. "I fought hard and they never got me on the airplane", says Michael.
 - VG
Will not return - may be able to stay - (Norwegian)
Several hundred denied asylum seekers refuse to leave - and the government might let families with children stay in the country. Four families have lived for more than seven years in asylum camps.
 - The Guardian
UK not monitoring safety of Tamils deported to Sri Lanka - (English)
Admission came hours before up to 50 people denied asylum were flown back despite warnings they risk torture or even death.
 - Vårt Land
Immigration Appeals Board stops deportation to Iran - (Norwegian)
At the last minute the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) stopped the deportation of an Iranian asylum seeker. The man, who has converted from Islam to Christianity, was scheduled to be deported at 12 noon today.
 - tv2
Fear that deportees will face death penalty in Iran - (Norwegian)
Iranians in Norway fear that four rejected asylum seekers scheduled to be deported to Iran Tuesday will face death penalty.
 - VG
More refused asylum seekers leave voluntarily - (Norwegian)
Voluntary returns for rejected asylum seekers increase 20 per cent. UDI director Ida Børresen believes better economic incentives for returning and targeted information campaigns have helped.
 - VG
Court decides family can return after deportation - (Norwegian)
Wife and children were deported to Russia while husband was absent from home. Now a court has decided that the family can return to Norway.
 - nrk
The government drops plans to open return centres - (Norwegian)
State Secretary Pål Lønseth says it is too expensive to run the return centres for rejected asylum seekers.
 - HM Inspectorate of Prisons
People removed from the UK racially abused by private security officers - (English)
According to two new reports issued by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons), private security officers showed “a shamefully unprofessional and derogatory attitude” during the removal process of refused asylum seekers from the UK.
 - VG
Deportation flight had to return - (Norwegian)
A chartered deportation flight had to return to Norway after it was denied landing permission in Kinshasa.
 - Aftenbladet
Kaplan picked up by the police last night - (Norwegian)
Kurdish Kamuran Kaplan was picked up by police last night and deported to Turkey. It was a traumatic experience for his wife and three children who stay behind in Stavanger.
 - Dagbladet
Less respect for the law - (Norwegian)
New law practices after the Supreme Court decision three week ago can create less respect for the immigration law, says Ida Børresen, the director of Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

More convicted criminals deported - (Norwegian)
In June the National Police Immigration Service (PU) deported 88 convicts, mostly from Nigeria, Romania and Poland. This is an increase of 67 percent compared to the first half year of 2010.
 - Amnesty International
Forced removals by private companies must be monitored (pdf) - (English)
Amnesty International UK denounces the violence used by private companies implementing enforced removals of migrants and calls for a “complete and radical overhaul of the current system” in a briefing titled “Out of Control,” released on 7 July.
 - VG
Nigerians deported from Norway - (Norwegian)
Wednesday evening 14 Nigerians were deported from Norway. Nine of them were convicted of more than 50 criminal offenses.
 - Dagbladet
Zarife can stay - (Norwegian)
The Supreme Court decided today that Zarife Kashtanjeva can't be expelled from the country. Her childrens' well being is more important than breaking the immigration law.

No forced returns to Afghanistan from Switzerland - (French)
The Swiss Federal Administrative Tribunal has opposed returns to Afghanistan, contesting a decision from the Federal Migration Office to return a failed asylum seeker from South-Western Afghanistan. In its decision, the Tribunal argues that the country has become too dangerous in recent years, pointing to the ever deteriorating humanitarian situation. As a result, asylum seekers whose applications are rejected should not be forcibly returned to Afghanistan. The Tribunal did not decide to halt returns to Kabul, asserting that the capital is sufficiently safe. Returns to Kabul can take place under very strict conditions, and only for healthy people who can rely on an existing social network.
 - Aftenposten
Denmark wants to deport all criminal foreigners - (Norwegian)
The Danish government will deport all criminal foreigners, no matter what crimes they are found guilty of or how long sentences they have been given.
 - Dagbladet
One twin can stay, one has to return - (Norwegian)
Unfair and incomprehensible, say asylum seekers Meisam and Mohsen (20) from Afghanistan.
 - Utrop
Poor living standards did not make more people return voluntarily - (Norwegian)
Special measures that should have made more asylum seekers go back home, did not result in more returns, but more people with psychological problems, increased antisocial behavior and substance abuse.
 - Dagbladet
Zarife can change Norwegian immigration policy - (Norwegian)
Zarif Kashtanjeva's deportation case goes to the Supreme Court. A victory can change the country's immigration policy.
 - tv2
Sofia (5) will not be sent back to Italy - (Norwegian)
This week the Immigration Appeals Board reversed the decision by the Directorate of Immigration to send Sofia and her mother back to Italy.
 - nrk
Young and with life on hold - (Norwegian)
Every day Yazan (22) from Palestine and Tsehay (26) from Ethiopia wake up without having any idea what the day will bring. They share the fate of almost 4500 other rejected asylum seekers in Norway.
 - Amnesty International
AI criticises European countries' growing willingness to risk sending people back to persecution - (English)
In its report on the state of the world’s Human Rights, Amnesty International deplores the situation faced by “people on the move”, in Europe and at its borders. The report stresses that the repressive response by EU States to “complex flows of mixed migration” resulted in a “consistent pattern of human rights violations linked to the interception, detention and expulsion by States of foreign nationals, including those eligible for international protection”, in contradiction with the principle of non-refoulement.
 - Frontex
Frontex predicts that more people will enter the EU irregularly in 2011 and 2012 - (English)
The EU Border Agency Frontex has released its Annual Risks Analysis 2011 anticipating an increase in irregular border crossing in 2011 and 2012 due to the visa liberalisation process with neighbouring countries and the unrest in North Africa.
 - Dagsavisen
The Norwegian government works on a forced return agreement with Ethiopia - (Norwegian)
Recent signals from Ethiopia indicate that the country might be closer to an agreement with Norway on forced returns.
 - Dagsavisen
Better quality control of the decisions made by the Directorate of Immigration and the Appeals Board - (Norwegian)
Today the quality control of the production of nails is better than the control of what happens with people after deportations, argues Egil Opsahl.
 - Vårt Land
The Justice Minister will not investigate what happens to deportees - (Norwegian)
Faremo says the investigations will just give the deportees new hopes about staying in the country.
 - Dagsavisen
Suing Norway after deportations to Greece - (Norwegian)
Three asylum seekers sue the Norwegian government after they were deported to Greece. The European Court of Human Rights ruled in January that asylum seekers' human rights have been systematically violated in Greece. The Norwegian authorities deported more than 360 individuals to the country in 2009 and 2010.
 - nrk
Being deported after six years in Norway - (Norwegian)
Seven-year-old Mahdi know no other home than Rjukan. After six years in Norway he and his family are being deported to Iran.
 - nrk
Better than to die here every day - (Norwegian)
Ali Hassan Saleh has waited five years to be deported to Iraq. He wants to go back, but the authorities work slowly.
 - VG
The Directorate of Immigration stops deportations to Libya and the Ivory Coast - (Norwegian)
The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has temporarily suspended deportations of asylum seekers to Libya and the Ivory Coast. We do this to ensure that we have the full overview of the situation in the two countries, says UDI.
 - Vårt Land
Christians tortured in the most horrible ways - (Norwegian)
Norwegian authorities believe it is safe to send Christian converts back to Iran. A military defector from the regime says Christians were treated like animals.
 - VG
The Directorate of Immigration (UDI) opens 16 return centers - (Norwegian)
Each return center will accommodate between 100 and 150 persons.
 - nrk
Asylum seekers can get 80 million NOK - (Norwegian)
394 asylum seekers deported to Greece after December 2008 can get a compensation of 200 000 NOK (25 000 euros) each.
 - bt
Demands investigation on deportations to Greece - (Norwegian)
Deportations of asylum seekers to Greece ought to be investigated, and the Norwegian Parliament should consider a compensation scheme for the deportees.

Finalisation of negotiations for an EU-Turkey readmission agreement - (English)
EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström announced on 27 January that “the final adjustments to the draft EU Readmission Agreement with Turkey were agreed and the negotiation has now come to its end”. Most EU readmission agreements include the commitment to readmit not only own nationals who have been found in an illegal situation in the territory of the other signatory but also third country nationals who have transited the soil of one of the countries signing the agreement to get to the other signatory's territory.
 - Aftenposten
52 asylum seekers deported last night - (Norwegian)
Children who had lived more than four years in Norway among the deported. They should have been allowed to stay say lawyers.
 - CNN
Former asylum seeker tries to hijack airplane - (English)
A man claiming to have a bomb tried to enter the cockpit of a Turkish Airlines plane about to land in Istanbul.
 - Aftenposten
Not a human being - (Norwegian)
Forget human rights; I am illegal, not a human being, writes Maria Amelie, the author of the autobiographical book "Illegal Norwegian"

Deported from Norway after six years  - (Norwegian)
After almost six years the Ndonda family was deported to Congo in the autumn of 2009. What happened to the family who had won so many hearts in Fredrikstad?
 - tv2
More asylum seekers deported from Norway - (Norwegian)
The total amount of asylum seekers deported in one year has increased 46%.

Frontex: “Unaccompanied minors should be more efficiently protected - (English)
Frontex published on 13 December the results of a risk analysis on Unaccompanied Minors in the Migration Processnaccompanied Minors in the Migration Process. The report finds that “unaccompanied minors represent a particularly vulnerable group that are open to sexual, economic or criminal exploitation, including the removal of organs and as such constitute a population which should be more efficiently protected”.

Sweden stops deportations to Greece - (English)
The Swedish Migration Court of Appeal ruled last Friday that sending asylum seekers back to Greece under the Dublin Regulation was in violation of the Swedish Alien Act.
 - Aftenposten
More money and force increase voluntary returns - (Norwegian)
Financial support and fear of forced deportation make more rejected asylum seekers return home voluntarily. A rejected asylum seeker can get up to NOK 50 000 (6250 euros) when returning voluntarily.
 - VG
46 persons deported on chartered airplane - (Norwegian)
The Norwegian Immigration Police deports 46 persons to Albania and Kosovo from Oslo Airport Gardermoen. A total of 4400 persons have been deported so far this year.
 - VG
Asylum seekers refused repatriation because of fines - (Norwegian)
Many asylum seekers who wish to return home voluntarily, are not allowed by the Norwegian police because they have unpaid fines.
 - Aftenposten
No one deported to peaceful Somaliland - (Norwegian)
But the Norwegian authorities hope asylum seekers will reurn voluntarily to war-torn southern Somalia.
 - tv2
Allocates several millions to forced deportations - (Norwegian)
So far this year the Norwegian government has deported more asylum seekers than ever before. It allocates an additional NOK 3,5 million to forced deportations.