Talks between British authorities and accused Martine Vik Magnussen killer Farouk Abdulak have entered a new stage.
21-year-old Adbulhak is now rumoured to be extradited to Britain after months of negotiations and talks between Yemen, Norway, and UK.
News of initial progress surfaced after unrest started in Yemen earlier this year. In June, former Norwegian Prime Minister and current head of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Kjell Magne Bondevik, revealed he had held secret negotiations with Abdulhak’s father, Yemeni millionaire, Shaher Abdulhak.
“Farouk Abdulhak’s lawyer is now in contact with Scotland Yard and the chief investigator Jessica Wadsworth with a view to a possible extradition of his client to the UK," said Mr Bondevik.
Whilst it is still uncertain whether Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will step down, victim Martine Vik Magnussen’s father, Odd Petter Magnussen, is cautiously optimistic at the news.
“This is a preliminary milestone in an extended axis of development, but I think we should be a little cautious about anticipating a solution. We have had positive developments in the past; I tend to describe it that we have moved two steps forward and one step back,” he told NRK.
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