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Norway Allows Two Iranian Hijackers to Stay

Two Iranians who hijacked a plane to Oslo in 1993 can stay in Norway because they risk torture if sent home, Norway’s center-right government ruled Monday. Airline pilots and the far-right opposition Progress Party denounced the decision as a reward to “terrorists” after the brothers were allowed back to Norway in 2001 following a jail term in Russia for hijacking an Aeroflot jet. Local Government Minister Erna Solberg said Farhad and Mansour Muhammadi Injeh could stay in Norway for the time being, but added they had been refused asylum or residence permits. She said Norway would be in violation of its commitments under the European Convention on Human Rights — which bars torture and inhuman or degrading punishment — if the two were sent to Iran. Full Story

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