Norway has launched a campaign on Facebook and Twitter warning prospective refugees of the treatment they will face in the country, copying a negative advertising campaign launched in Denmark.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration sent out a message over Twitter on Monday morning warning Afghans crossing the country's northern border with Russia that they risked forced repatriation to Kabul.

Jøran Kallmyr, a state secretary in the Ministry of Justice who was appointed by the anti-immigration Progress Party, said the country also planned a series of newspaper adverts in Russia and other countries.

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