75 Norwegians on Syrian blacklist
Within the interval 1980-2014, the Syrian intelligence service has put 75 Norwegians on a blacklist, in keeping with NRK.
NRK has gained entry to the record by the opposition newspaper Zaman al-Wasl and writes that it comprises every little thing from college students and vacationers to a flight attendant, a soccer referee and a avenue vendor.
In line with the paperwork, seven of the folks shall be arrested if they arrive to Syria, 45 shall be denied entry and concerning 23 of them the authorities shall be notified.
One of many names that seem is insect biologist Lars Ove Hansen, who was arrested when he caught wasps in a navy space in 2010.
– They have been satisfied we have been brokers or one thing related. And it was not simple to clarify what we actually have been doing there, he says.
Vegard Valther Hansen at NUPI says the brink for being blacklisted in a rustic like Syria may be very low.
– Generally it’s sufficient to be within the improper place on the improper time. Some are additionally registered by conducting exercise that’s perceived as suspicious with out that being the case. It’s nevertheless sadly a truth that after you might be a part of such an archive it’s tough to be faraway from it, Hansen says.
The Syrian embassy in Stockholm has not responded to NRK inquiries concerning the matter.
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