A little spine stiffening from Norway. From the AftenPosten, & Ixnay.
Controversial mullah Krekar, former leader of Ansar al-Islam, will be expelled from Norway, on the instructions of Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Erna Solberg.
Solberg instructed the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) to uphold the decision to expel Krekar on the grounds of national security.
“This is something we have been waiting for for some time. For my client and me it is neither new nor surprising that the UNE has received instructions from the ministry,” said Krekar’s legal counsel, Brynjar Meling.
The ruling means that Krekar now loses his asylum status, travel documents, residency and employment permission. He can nonetheless not be sent back to Iraq at once due to the unstable conditions there.
“An agreement with the Iraqi authorities to return Krekar can not be reckoned as in agreement with the European Human Rights Convention before the new constitution is in place there,” Solberg told a press conference on Thursday afternoon…