The UDI granted asylum even if the testimony often had little backing or appeared to be patently false, newspaper VG reports.Given Iran's notorious persecution of homosexuals, it's easy to understand Norway's sympathy. But Norway is a Schengen country, meaning that once in the country, they can travel without hindrance to any other country which is signatory to the Schengen agreement. Those countries, according to the EuroVisa web site are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
According to VG, UDI representatives have presented a range of cases in the Iran asylum affair where caseworkers clearly note their skepticism towards the applicant testimony given, but asylum was granted.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Gay terrorists welcome!
Norway's Aftenposten is reporting that Iranians claiming that they're homosexual have been given unconditional asylum in Norway. According to the article, the Directorate of Immigration took all claims on faith: