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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Norway immigration officials lose Ethiopia case / News / The Foreigner — Norwegian News in English.
The Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) was defeated in Oslo District Court following judges’ decision against sending seven-year-old Nathan Eshete and parents Asfaw and Zinash back to Ethiopia.
What has become a high-profile case due to extensive media and public attention has been dragging on since early 2012 after the UNE turned down the Eshetes’ asylum application once and for all.
The father of now seven-year-old Nathan came to Norway some 12 years ago. The family was informed their application for asylum was refused last April for a final time. They have since lived under the threat of deportation.
Nathan has attended school in Norway, has Norwegian friends, and speaks the language. Asfaw Eshete decided to take the UNE to court over the decision, made some three months after Norway signed a return-come-forced-repatriation deal with Ethiopia. The case began towards the end of February this year.