Archive for May 2012
A 49 year man with an immigrant background set himself on fire and ran towards the police barrier in front of the Oslo District Court on Tuesday, May 15th, according to Verdens Gang (VG). Authorities have not disclosed which country the man is originally from.
According to VG, witnesses report that the man shouted “it hurts” and “shoot me, shoot me.” Dagbladet reported that according to a surveillance video of the incident, the man ran around engulfed in flames for about a minute before police officers arrived and put out the fire by throwing water on him.
Before the man set himself on fire, he reportedly stepped into a lawyer’s office and left behind letters of refusal from the Social Security Services together with a handwritten note stating that he felt the victim of a plot and that nobody understood him.
Four days before the incident, a man from Iraq man was dragged out of the courtroom after having shouted and thrown a shoe at Breivik.
It was at 13:42 that a man set himself on fire and tried to get through the fences and in the security check in front of the courthouse in the capital.
He moved first around the tram stop outside the courthouse, before he suddenly took out two bottles of liquid.
“He had two bottles of flammable liquid which he poured over himself,” says an eyewitness to VGTV….
Original article: Brennende mann lagt i bakken ved tinghuset
Verdens Gang (VG) reports that a man jumped up from his seat and threw a shoe at Anders Behring Breivik in court today.
Breivik was quickly escorted out of the courtroom and the shoe thrower, a man from Iraq, was quickly dragged away by police officers while he shouted in English: “Go to hell, go to hell, you killed my brother.”
The shoe that was thrown hit one of Breivik’s lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra. According to VG, the incident was a dramatic event that caused very many to begin crying. Some, however, applauded the attack. Judge Wenche Arntzen immediately ordered a break in the court session.
Authorities drove the attacker away in an ambulance rather than in a police car.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
Man threw shoe towards Breivik
When Breivik was brought into court again, he spoke with his lawyers and gesticulated strongly.
“If there is someone who wants to throw something, you can throw at me when I go in or out [of the room],” says Breivik.
“Do not throw at my lawyer,” he said further.
He has now taken place at the dock, after a short conversation with the defenders.
The judges are back, and the court is set again. The Judge Wenche Arntzen does not mention the incident.
“Here you go, when we continue,” she said….
Original article: Mann kastet sko mot Breivik
A few hours after the incident, Aftenposten spoke to the attacker, whose name is Hayder Mustafa Qasim.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
“My brother was killed on Utøya. He was alone in Norway, without family. The killer took his life. And he destroyed the life of me and my family. I have traveled from Iraq to Norway to be present in court. And it has made a huge impression on me,” he said.
His brother, Karar Mustafa Qasim, came to Norway as a single asylum seeker from Iraq as a 16-year-old. On Utøya, at the Bolshevik Bay, he was hit four times by the killer’s bullets….
Original article: «Jeg måtte gi drapsmannen en beskjed fra alle han har ødelagt livet for»
The entire leadership of the Justice Department has sought to be released from their duties, reports VG. Both Head of Department, Morten Ruud, and Assistant Head of Department, Hans Olav Østgaard, have applied to be honorably released from their duties, current Justice Minster Grete Faremo (Labor) confirmed to VG.
A total of four top leaders of the Norwegian Justice sector have now been replaced since the 7/22 attacks. Previous Justice Minister, Knut Storberget (Labor), stepped down in November 2011 following death threats, and the head of the PST (Police Security Service), Janne Kristiansen, was forced to resign in January of this year.
On 7/22, the 900kg bomb was placed immediately outside the building housing the Justice Department and the offices were completely destroyed in the explosion. Four Justice Department staff members were killed, three in the governmental offices and one attending the Labor Youth Organization (AUF) camp at Utøya.
Former Justice Minister, Knut Storberget (Labor), was controversial due to his attempts to ban blasphemy and introduce hijab into the Norwegian police force.
(VG Nett) The entire top leadership of the Justice Ministry has sought dismissal. Also assistant secretary Hans Olav Ostgaard steps down before the summer.
This Justice Minister Grete Faremo (Labor) confirms to VG this afternoon….
Original article: Hele toppledelsen i Justisdepartement går av
Related post: March phone threats were made to the Justice Department
Bosnian news magazine, Slobodna Bosna, writes that Anders Behring Breivik’s contact in Liberia may have been Milorad Pelemis, MIGNews reports. In an interview with Dagbladet, however, Pelemis refutes the suggestion.
Milorad Pelemis was commander of The 10th Sabotage Detachment, a unit of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS), during the the Bosnian War, and fought against Muslims and NATO forces.
Breivik himself refuses to disclose details of a trip to Monrovia and London saying that he does not care whether the prosecutor believes him or not, but he does not want his testimony led to the arrests of people, whom he had promised not to reveal their names.
In fact this trip to Monrovia in April 2002, and then a trip to London proved.
On Thursday, Breivik said a new and somewhat surprising information. He said one person informed about upcoming attacks in advance.
“Maybe the one who knew about it, changed his attitude to these actions in retrospect. I do not know,” – said Breivik.
During further interrogation, he refused to speak to who he was.
In court, Breivik only confirmed that I was in Monrovia in April 2002, and in the same months in London, attended the first meeting of the Knights Templar, where he represented the mysterious Serb, who met in Liberia.
According to him, in this network, there are six people, two Norwegians and four others abroad. In court, he made it clear that one of the six knew about his plans in advance.
On Thursday, while Breivik testified in court about the events in Uta, the Bosnian edition of “Slobodna Bosna” reported that on Friday in the printed version will be released a comprehensive article on how it is in contact with anyone Breivik. According to the publication, Breivik could occur in the Milorad Pelemishem, one of the military commanders who took part in the massacre at Srebrenica in July 1995.
The magazine refers to the closed and the “well informed” sources. “Slobodna Bosna” is known as one of the most important magazines in the country….
Original article: Боснийские СМИ назвали имя серба – сообщника Брейвика
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
“I have never met Breivik”
Pelemis was Commander of the 10th sabotage unit, which is accused of complicity in mass killings in Srebrenica in 1995. Several members of this unit was later in Liberia as mercenaries. According to the Bosnian news magazine, was Pelemis in Liberia at the time Anders Breivik Behring was there.
But Pelemis deny at all to have been in the war-torn African country.
- Until 2001 I was imprisoned because of spider affair. Afterwords the authorities took my passport. I’ve never been to Liberia, says Pelemis.
Spider affair came to media exposure of a network of Serbian assassins that also carried out missions abroad. Dagbladet has not been able to get confirmed whether Pelemis was imprisoned in this case.
When asked if he knows any Serb war veterans who worked in Liberia, Pelemis thinks a little.
- No, I do not know anyone who has worked in Liberia, he says….
Original article: - Jeg har aldri møtt Breivik
Original news source (subscription only): Breivikova srpska mreža: Norveški monstrum inspirisan srpskim ubicama
Related post: Breivik travelled to Liberia in 2002