Comments from the Norwegian Government on the programme “The Wanted”

Broadcast by NBC on 20 July 2009

The issues raised in the programme are of high priority for the Norwegian Government. However, there is very little new information in the programme, except for a document allegedly providing a solution to the issues. The programme deals with a serious matter in a superficial manner.

The issues raised in the programme are of high priority for the Norwegian Government. However, there is very little new information in the programme, except for a document allegedly providing a solution to the issues. The programme deals with a serious matter in a superficial manner.

Here are the key facts:

1. Mullah Krekar will be expelled from Norway, in accordance with the expulsion order against him.

2. The expulsion will take place as soon as the necessary conditions are met. These include credible and effective guarantees against execution, torture or other inhuman or degrading treatment.

3. Neither the document presented in the programme nor the present situation in Iraq meet these conditions under international and Norwegian law. However, Norway and Iraq are in dialogue about the return issue.

 

Q & As in connection with the programme ”The Wanted”