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Hijackers can stay

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Two Iranian hijackers will be allowed to live in Norway, the government ruled this week. Farhad and Mansour Injeh hijacked an Aeroflot jet in 1993 and diverted it to Oslo, saying they were protesting Iranian human-rights violations and wanted to live in Norway. The brothers served a jail term in Russia and returned to Norway in 2001 for a lengthy asylum hearing. The Norwegian government said this week that it wouldn’t give them asylum but that it couldn’t deport them to Iran because they would be tortured. Some Norwegians said the ruling rewarded terrorism. “We are sending a signal that it is easy to come here,” said opposition leader Carl Hagen, “that we’re naive and we trust anyone.”

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