Leadership of the Norwegian Justice Department resigns
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….
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