- Oslo, Norway
Norway suspends returns to Uzbekistan after asylum arrestsIn 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.
Portrayed as traitors: The men the video have previously asked for asylum in Norway, but have been sent back to Uzbekistan. The Helsinki Committee in Oslo believes it is likely that they have been tortured. Photo: screen dump.