Climate and Pollution Agency (Klima- og forurensningsdirektoratet) hosted a group of scientists of the IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the end of October. During their stays, one of the researchers, Shuaib Lwasa from Uganda, faced an uncomfortable meeting with the Norwegian police, writes Aftenposten.
According to the newspaper, outside the Central Station, he was stopped by a policeman who asked for identity and asked where he headed. Then, the police officer searched his pockets on the street in front of many people.Afterward, Lwasa sent a complaint to the police.
“Despite my international travel experience – I am a scientist and has traveled to more than 18 countries – this has never happened to me before. I was traumatized by the official's actions “, he wrote and demanded a written apology.