Muammar Al-gaddafi's Nurse Denied Asylum In Norway

Galyna Kolotnytska outside Kiev, February 28, 2011.

REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Muammar Al-gaddafi's nurse has been denied political asylum in Norway. Gaddafi's nurse, Galyna Kolotnytska fled Libya to her Ukrainian hometown at the start of the revolt against Gaddafi.

The decision may be reviewed by high-ranking Ministry of Justice officials. Under Norwegian rules, applicants rejected for asylum can stay in the country "in cases of national interest."

While it is unlikely she will be granted asylum in the future, Kolotnytska could be given permission to stay due to threats on her life by Libyan agents and important information about Gaddafi she may hold, The Associate Press reports.

According to Reuters, She left the Ukraine to escape media attention, and arrived in Norway on May 3.

Kolotnytska is believed to have been a close confidant of Gaddafi, and they were perhaps even romantically involved. WikiLeaks released a U.S. diplomatic cable last year that described her as a "voluptuous blonde" who always traveled with Gaddafi. She is one of four Ukrainian nurses who took care of the Libyan leader.

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