Norwegian of the year 2010 thrown out of Norway
Heres from the Wikipedia about Madina:
Madina Salamova, better known by the pseudonym Maria Amelie, is a Russian-born writer and blogger who lived as an undocumented immigrant in Norway between 2000 and 2011. She was deported from Norway to Russia on 24 January 2011.
She arrived in Finland together with her family in 2000 as asylum seekers. After being turned down for asylum there, they travelled to Norway and filed an application asylum there in 2002. The application was turned down by Norwegian immigration authorities, and the appeal was turned down by the Norwegian Immigration Appeals Board in 2003. She and her family then filed a lawsuit, but the Oslo District Court found in favor of the decision of March 2004. After the verdict Maria Amelie and her family went into hiding.
In 2010 she was named “Norwegian of the year” by the leftist Norwegian news magazine Ny Tid because of her contributions to the public debate on the political and social rights of undocumented immigrants in Norway. In 2011, she became the center of a political controversy when she was arrested and denied asylum or residency on humanitarian grounds in Norway. The Oslo District Court originally remanded her into custody until her deportation, but she was released after appealing to Borgarting Appeals Court.
The interest from the media after her arrest has been intense. In the first five days after she was arrested, more than 550 articles were written about her in print newspapers, and her name has frequently mentioned in Norwegian television news broadcasts. Her Facebook support page has gained more than 88,000 supporters and the Norwegian Amnesty International has its own signature campaign for Maria Amalie that by 23 January 2011 had over 28,000 signatures.