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Biking refugees sent packing from Norway

Despite criticism from the United Nations, Norway has started deporting migrants and refugees across a border point in the Arctic Circle back to Russia.

The route has attracted attention prompting action from authorities in Norway because many of the refugees using it were making the journey by bicycle.

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Norwegian public television reveals that 13 single men had been taken by bus from a migrant detention center in the town of Kirkenes and delivered to the Russian border on Tuesday night.

Since last January, over 5,000 people seeking asylum have made their way across the border to the Arctic Circle.
It is illegal to cross the border on foot, meaning that those trying to pass have been buying bikes and cycling through the snow at temperatures well below freezing levels but unfortunately almost all, now face potential deportation back to Russia.

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