MOSCOW, January 20 (RAPSI) – Norway has begun deportation of refugees who tried to get into the country on bikes by illegally crossing the border with Russia, Mashable has reported.
On Tuesday, refugees and migrants were deported from the Norwegian town of Kirkenes back to Russia by bus. Which city or cities are marked as their destination is unknown.
According to Mashable, Norwegian authorities began limiting number of asylum seekers who try to enter the country. Measures against flow of refugees include deportation of those who crossed Norwegian-Russian border at Storskog without proper visa.
In 2015, about 5,500 asylum seekers and migrants entered Norway through Storskog by finding a loophole in Norwegian legislation. It was prohibited to cross the border on foot or by automobile, but people on bicycles were often given a free pass.