Sunday, May, 20 2018
Over 170 illegal campsites were registered in Oslo last year.The municipality is now patrolling to prevent unauthorised persons from entering the homeless’ places.
“The biggest challenge is the affect it has on nature,” said Helene Berger, acting department director for urban spaces and green spaces in the City Environment, to Aftenposten newspaper.
Last year, according to the newspaper, more than 90 campers were registered in woodland, and 80 in construction zones.In addition, more than 200 ‘overnights’ were reported in the woods.Berger showed that the sleeping places are often left with food packets and other waste littered around.
On questions from Aftenposten about the challenges associated with homeless people, Berger said that they are there all the time.
“Now we have operating patrols out every day to observe and clean.
There are guards in the city center, and in the Frogner Park. Our task is to treat the symptoms,” Berger told the newspaper.
She says the measures work, and that the City Environment had almost not needed the police in 2017, but it is often difficult to communicate with the homeless people.
‘’Many can not read and write. They do not want contact with public authorities. Then it’s important that the agencies and organizations that are in contact with them talk together.’’
Friday, May 18, 2018
The UN Torture Committee criticizes the high use of isolation in Norwegian prisons, especially when it comes to mentally ill prisoners.
On Friday the 18th of May, the Torture Committee presented its report on how Norway complies with the UN Torture Convention.
The committee is particularly concerned about the extensive use of insulation, both in terms of detained prisoners and inmates. The use has increased, and there is also no limit to how long a prisoner can be kept isolated. It is critical, according to the committee in the report.
A very high proportion of prisoners have mental health problems and do not get proper health care, according to the report. The high suicide rate among custodial prisoners also raises turmoil.
According to the UN, it is especially people who are deprived of liberty, who are at risk of being exposed to inhuman or degrading treatment. This applies in particular to people in police arrest, prison and custody, and patients under compulsive mental health care.
Friday, May 18, 2018
New Statistical survey for the Labor Party gives them the worst measurement ever.
Four out of ten voters have left the Labor Party since the previous election, according to a new survey that gives the bourgeois a barely majority.
In the survey, conducted by Opinion on behalf of the Newspaper News Agency (ANB), Ap receives a support of 22.8 percent. This is a decline of 1.2 percentage points compared to the previous measurement.
“This is a bad score for the Labor Party. We lose voters to the left, but most to the couch, “says Kjersti Stenseng, Secretary General of the Party, to ANB.