Ex-justice minister’s partner indicted

Norway’s Director of Public Prosecution (Riksadvokaten) has indicted the long-time live-in partner of the Progress Party’s former justice minister, Tor Mikkel Wara, over what it calls an “attack on democracy.” She’s charged with staging a series of threatening events against their own home in Oslo, allegedly to make it look like they were under attack themselves. […]

Man confesses to Bergen murders

A 56-year-old repeat offender reportedly has acknowledged criminal liability in the murders of a man and woman in Bergen last week. A total of six people are now charged in the case, either as being accomplices to the murders or for tampering with evidence. The defense attorney for the 56-year-old man charged in the double […]

More arrests in Prinsdal murder

Two more young men have been charged in the assassination-style murder of 21-year-old Halil Kara in Oslo’s Prinsdal district last Friday. Police are now holding three suspects, one of whom was arrested at the border between Hungary and Serbia. He was the first of two 20-year-old suspects in the case, with an international warrant for […]

Third man arrested in Bergen murders

Police in Bergen were holding three men in custody on Wednesday, after the bodies of a man and woman were found in a popular recreational area at in the city’s Gullsfjell district. The victims also had police records, reports state broadcaster NRK.  Their bodies, a man in his 40s and a 29-year-old woman, were found […]

Prinsdal murder stumps police

Oslo Police were calling for more tips from the public after a 21-year-old man was shot dead in the parking lot outside a kiosk in the capital’s southeast Prinsdal neighbourhood late Friday night. Police have called the murder “a targeted attack,” but no motive has been established. Police said the victim, identified Monday as Halil […]

Man in custody after murder in Hokksund

A Norwegian man was arrested at a hotel in Arvika, Sweden on Thursday, charged with the murder of a man in his 70s on Monday in the small town of Hokksund, north of Drammen. Police have already sought the suspect’s extradition back to Norway. They had issued a warrant for the man after his alleged […]

Dead wolf was poisoned

Police in eastern Norway have confirmed that a dead wolf found floating in a lake in the small community of Åsnes in Hedmark was poisoned. Wolves have also been found poisoned earlier in the same area, and police are calling the incidents “extremely serious.” They’ve also found bait laced with the poisonous chemicals contained in […]

Three held after Sola murder-kidnapping

Police in Sola, just south of Stavanger, had three men in custody on Thursday, charged with the apparent abduction and murder of a 44-year-old man whose body was found on a local beach Monday afternoon. Two of them have admitted to being involved in his murder while the third denies all charges. State broadcaster NRK […]

PST confirms Danish terror connection

Norway’s domestic police intelligence agency PST has confirmed that a young Norwegian man charged with terrorism in Norway has had contact with one or more of those arrested in a major crackdown on an alleged terrorist network in Denmark. Danish police claim a terrorist attack was in the planning stages. “I can confirm that there […]

Court rejects Krekar’s appeal

Time may be running out for Mullah Krekar, Norway’s most troublesome and expensive refugee. An appeals court has refused to hear his objections to a lower court’s verdict that can clear the way for his extradition to Italy, where he’s been sentenced to 12 years in prison for terrorist activity. After nearly 30 years in […]