Norway logs first murder of the year

UPDATED: A Norwegian man in his 30s was under arrest Tuesday morning, charged with shooting and killing a well-known defense attorney at his home in Oslo. Police could later reveal that the defendant is the attorney’s own son. Police also have possession of the weapon used in the shooting, which was heard by shocked neighours. Media […]

ISIL terror suspect faces trial in May

A 24-year-old man from Skien who’s been in custody since his arrest on terror charges in 2019 has now been indicted and faces trial next month. He’s accused of urging others in a chat group to “burn homes and buildings” in Denmark and London, where police managed to avert an attack. He’s been indicted on […]

Prime minister fined and agrees to pay

NEWS ANALYSIS: “The law is the same for everyone, but not everyone is the same,” said a local Norwegian police chief, Ole B Sæverud, on Friday. That’s why only Prime Minister Erna Solberg is being fined (NOK 20,000) in connection with her 60th birthday party, arranged by her husband, that violated her own government’s strict […]

Famed sculpture vandalized again

Someone has tried once again to saw through the ankle of Norway’s iconic bronze sculpture of an angry little boy in Oslo’s Frogner Park. This time, however, the vandals may have been captured on surveillance cameras. The small sculpture called Sinnataggen, which depicts a naked little boy having a temper tantrum, was attacked during the night […]

Murder rate falls to a new record low

Norwegians are known for being big fans of crime literature, TV series and films, especially during the Easter holidays when murder stories are eagerly consumed. The country’s own murder rate, however, is almost astonishingly low and there hasn’t been a single homicide in Norway so far this year. News broke just before the five-day Easter […]

MP indicted on fraud charges

A Member of Parliament (MP) for the Labour Party has been indicted on charges of defrauding Parliament by filing multiple claims for false travel expenses. Hege Haukeland Liadal still claims she simply made mistakes and never intended to claim more money than she was owed. Prosecutors disagree. After investigating the charges first filed nearly two […]

Parliament hit by new data attack

Hackers have once again infiltrated computer systems at the Norwegian Parliament, where officials confirm that information has been illegally seized. The extent of the attack remained unclear Wednesday afternoon. “An attack like this shows that our democratic processes are targets,” the president of the Parliament, Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). The Parliament (Stortinget) […]

ISIL terror suspect cries in court

A now-30-year-old woman born in Pakistan but reared in Norway went on trial in Oslo this week, charged with supporting the terror group ISIL (The Islamic State) after marrying and joining a Norwegian member of ISIL in Syria. She has already broken down in court several times, claiming she ended up being beaten and abused […]

Liberals prevail in drug law reform

Education minister Guri Melby could grin from ear to ear as mostly positive reaction rolled in over the weekend to the government’s plan to decriminalize small amounts of drugs for personal use. Her small Liberal Party has been trying to reform Norway’s drug laws for more than 20 years, and is now set to finally […]

Commission reopens girls’ murder case

Norway’s Criminal Cases Review Commission has decided to reopen the country’s sensational Baneheia case, in which two young girls were found raped and murdered near a popular lake at Baneheia in Kristiansand 0n May 19, 2000. One of the two young men still in prison has insisted all along that he’s innocent. The now 41-year-old […]