Ny Tid is the first Norwegian newspaper to document that an asylum seeker has been tortured and killed in the dictatorship of Chechnya, after the Norwegian authorities thought he was lying about the danger to his life. Another asylum seeker reported that he was tortured with electric cables in Chechnya, before he was later found dead – after he was sent out of Norway.
Boats The Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Russian human rights organization Memorial gave strong warnings to the immigration authorities and Norwegian law against sending the two men to Russia or Chechnya. The organizations believed that the authorities in Chechnya and Russia would pursue the two asylum seekers. The Norwegian authorities, on the other hand, felt that sending was safe.
«Both Norwegian law, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and the Immigration Appeals Board have. . .
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