Saturday, March 17, 2012

Norwegian Paul Refsdal got his somali citizenship for $ 50 in Bahkora market Mogadishu within a couple hours.

Skeptical: The job of Per O. Haddal, head of NID, is to look at documents and listen to stories with skeptical eyes and ears.   But he does not rule out that Paul Refsdal new passport is genuine, technically. and he was not very surprised to hear how easily war reporter got the pass from a market in Mogadishu.  
Foto: Melisa  
Fajkovic/Dagbladet. Photo: Melisa Fajkovic / Dagbladet

(Dagbladet): Paul Refsdal would check rumors about how easy it is to obtain a passport in Somalia.
A couple of hours and $ 70 (420 million) after he had sent off a messenger with his own passport photo and personal information required, had war reporter from the area "proof" that he is a Somali citizen.
Norway's leading expert on false identity papers have examined Refsdal new passport with the latest in technical equipment. and can not exclude that the passport is so true, technically, as it is possible to document.  Pass from war-torn countries like Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan are the most difficult for ID authority over the rest of the world to know for sure about is real.  UDI would pass

Paul Refsdal got a second citizenship while he was in Mogadishu in February in connection with a documentary project. I met a friend who norsksomalisk told him to do a favor for a friend in Norway when he first was in Somalia. . He had a passport photo and $ 50. How she had understood the Immigration Directorate (UDI), she had to get a passport for his Norwegian ID, Refsdal says to Dagbladet. 

 He sent the same order for themselves to Bahkora market in Mogadishu, where there is a hall with the "artisans" who sell identity papers.
Standard price for the pass is $ 50 For security reasons, chose Refsdal to pay 20 dollars extra to get the manufacturer to bring his new passport to the hotel room in Mogadishu. . As a white man he would not take the chance to be kidnapping victim. The only thing I can guarantee is that my signature is genuine. The rest were prepared. I signed and the man pulled the plastic lamination. So I was the owner of a new passport.


As a section head in the NID (National Identity and Documentation Centre ), he was very interested in investigating the new passport to Paul Refsdal.

Air bubbles

Before the technical studies, the Haddal with the following comments after browsing through the pass with his trained eye:  
Apart from that I'd taken aback by the image of a white man in a Somali passport, there are a few reasons why I would consider pulling Refsdal into the back room for a more detailed check if I was a border guard: first, there is a small diagonal shift on the front scene.  Second, the laminate that covers the picture and personal data imprecise and contain tiny air bubbles. But none of these factors have to mean that the passport was false.  In order to conclude for sure, we need more extensive reference material, said document expert before he takes the dark green ID paper in NIDS laboratory, and the investigation does not reduce the likelihood that the passport can be a real thing that forgers have bought from corrupt officials.
Can be real

The paper may well be true. Watermarks, printing methods and UV-reaction appears authentic. With certain reservations pass formulator seems to be true in a technical sense. Nor is it found traces of changes in the variable information - that is, the ancient script below is removed. A day later, the NID had more information about how a real, Somalia should be.
What I first wanted to become skeptical about the now, is that the passport of Refsdal is a few millimeters too large in both height and time. But it is not certain that it can rule out that the passport is so-called real, says Haddal.

he stressed that Somali passports generally have low credibility, even though they technically are completely real. it may be caused by corruption, weak central authority and poor procedures for issue, underlines the ID expert

you can watch  this enter investigating reports in Norwegian

by rahm
 
TF .SF International Security Research Specialist





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