Swedish killer committed to psychiatric institution

A 22-year-old Swede convicted of murdering a young Norwegian after breaking into his apartment at Majorstuen in Oslo two years ago has been committed to a psychiatric institution. He also faces charges in Belgium for murding a Belgian woman while he was fleeing police in Norway. Makaveli Lindén had been evaluated as mentally ill and […]

Famed diplomat resigns in shame

Terje Rød-Larsen has long been one of Norway’s most well-known diplomats, not least for his large global network of people in powerful positions. Now, after being publicly scolded by the former prime minister of Australia, he’s had to resign as head of the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York for failing to inform its board […]

Three charged in anti-Islamist’s death

Three Norwegians in their 30s, 40s and 50s have been arrested and charged in what police believe is the murder of the anti-Islamist Dan Eivind Lid in Kristiansand earlier this month. Police don’t think, however, that the murder was politically motivated. Lid was found dead in his apartment in the southern Norwegian city on the […]

Stowaways hid in tanker’s rudder

Four men from Nigeria managed to hide inside a compartment atop the rudder of a Norwegian tanker earlier this month, and then survived 10 days at sea until they were discovered when the vessel took on fuel in Las Palmas. Now they’re in the hands of Norwegian police. “The sea and the rudder were right […]

Ex-justice minister’s partner faces jail

Prosecutors are asking the Oslo County Court to sentence Laila Anita Bertheussen, live-in partner of former justice minister Tor Mikkel Wara, to two years in prison. They contend, after her lengthy trial ended this week, that she orchestrated a long string of threats against Wara and their own home. Prosecutors think Bertheussen was motivated by […]

Murderer ‘should never be released’

The mother of a young murder victim in Oslo is unhappy that prosecutors think her son’s murderer should be committed to a mental health institution instead of sentenced to jail. “He’s a very dangerous man,” Inger-Marie Bjørkund told state broadcaster NRK. “Society should be protected so he can’t murder others.” Bjørklund’s son, Heikki Bjørklund Paltto, […]

High court boosts MP’s jail term

Norway’s Supreme Court has added four months to the jail term handed down to Mazyar Keshvari, a former Member of Parliament for the conservative Progress Party. He’ll now need to spend 11 months in prison after being convicted of defrauding the Parliament itself. Keshvari was charged with delivering 72 claims for travel expense compensation over […]

Anti-Islamist believed murdered

Police in Kristiansand launched a murder investigation Sunday after the body of anti-Islamist Dan-Eivind Lid was found in his apartment on Saturday with visible injuries. Lid was an active member of the anti-Islam organization SIAN and took part in its demonstrations against the alleged “Islamization” of Norway. Police confirmed at a press conference Sunday evening […]

Man shot and killed by police

A man in his 30s who reportedly created a public disturbance near an abandoned hotel in Telemark ended up being shot by police Tuesday afternoon. He was later declared dead and a full investigation is underway. State broadcaster NRK reported Tuesday evening that the Southeast Police District received a call about the man at 3:27pm, […]

Man from Skien tied to terrorist attack

A Palestinian man who has lived in Norway since 1991 was charged this week with alleged participation in a terrorist attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in August 1982. His Norwegian defense attorney claims he had nothing to do with it, but he was ordered held in custody pending extradition to France. French police […]