Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Mullah Krekar allowed to stay for now

I knew these expulsion rumors were too good to be true. Krekar has been allowed to stay "for a while" a few years now:

The Norwegian Parliament (Storting) on Tuesday rejected a proposal from the right wing Progress Party (FrP) to expel Mullah Krekar immediately. Only 20 voted in favour of the proposal, according to NRK. FrP leader Carl I.Hagen referred to the decision by the Immigration Directorate to expel Krekar, and said that in his opinion the Storting ought to have followed up the matter. Hagen saw no weighty reason why Krekar should remain in Norway. Iraqi authorities have said that he will not face a death sentence should he return home. However, a majority was of the opinion that a parliamentary decision to expel Krekar would be contrary to the division of power between the Storting and the Government. - When the Immgration Directorate has made a decision to expel, it is up to the Department of Municipal Affairs to execute this, said Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa, head of the parliamentary Local Government Committe.


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