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Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, has gained access to the police report about the Utøya ferry and published what happened on board as the shootings on the island were occurring.
Shortly after the shooting began, the leader of the Labor Youth Organisation (AUF), Eskil Pedersen, and a small group of Labor Youth members, including Johannes Dalen Giske, the nephew of the Minster of Business, Trond Giske, took the Utøya ferry and sailed far away from the island.
AUF leader, Eskil Pedersen, has said that at the time they feared the attack was a coup and that attackers could be waiting for them on the shoreline opposite; therefore, they thought it best to use the ferry to flee rather than to evacuate their comrades from the island.
The captain of the ferry wanted to deposit his passengers (Pedersen, Giske, etc.) on the mainland right across from the island and then return to the island to assist those remaining there. The captain had seen his domestic partner being shot and his daughter was also on the island. According to the police report, however, the Labor Youth members on board the ferry persuaded him to change course and sail away from the island instead.
A colleague of the captain, who was still on the island, saw the ferry sail by and called the captain and asked to be picked up. According to the police report, someone on board the ferry told the captain they could not do this, that they had spoken with police who advised them to sail away from the island.
After having transported the Labor Youth leader and others to a location thirty minutes away, the captain returned alone with the ferry to Utøya to assist in the rescue work. He was one of the last people to leave the island at about 4:30 in the morning.
Following 7/22, media editors were under pressure from the Labor party not to report on the Utøya ferry incident. When stories about what happened began to circulate widely on social media sites, newspapers eventually began to write about it.
This happened on the MS “Thorbjørn”
This is the story of how nine saved his life 22 July 2011 when they fled with MS “Thorbjorn….”
Original article: Dette skjedde
på MS «Thorbjørn»
The Labor Youth Organisation (AUF) says that there should be an investigation into the many leaks of police reports related to 7/22. The police claim that the leaks are making many witnesses hesitant to be interviewed.
AUF will have an investigation of leaks from Utøya-questioning that Aftenposten published Saturday. Police said several witnesses in the case have resigned after the media began to render the victim’s interrogation….
Original article: Politiet har mistet mange vitner etter terrorlekkasjer