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Breivik planned to target ex-PM Brundtland. The perpetrator of the massacre on Utoya island planned to target former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, he told police. The former politician, aged 72, visited the island on Friday to give a speech to the Labour (Ap) party youth camp there. Breivik claimed that she was his main target but escaped because he was delayed en route from Oslo. Brundtland was the founding chairwoman of the World Commission on Environment and Development, which has become known as the Brundtland Commission in honour of her. She was also elected as the director of the World Health Organisation in 1998, after retiring served as prime minister for three terms in the 1980s. She. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named her as a UN Special Envoy for Climate Change in 2007.

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Breivik planned to target ex-PM Brundtland

Published on Monday, 25th July, 2011 at 18:18 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last Updated on 26th July 2011 at 20:32.

The perpetrator of the massacre on Utoya island planned to target former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, he told police.

Gro Harlem Brundtland
Gro Harlem Brundtland
Photo: GAD/Wikimedia Commons


The former politician, aged 72, visited the island on Friday to give a speech to the Labour (Ap) party youth camp there. Breivik claimed that she was his main target but escaped because he was delayed en route from Oslo.

Brundtland was the founding chairwoman of the World Commission on Environment and Development, which has become known as the Brundtland Commission in honour of her. She was also elected as the director of the World Health Organisation in 1998, after retiring served as prime minister for three terms in the 1980s. She. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named her as a UN Special Envoy for Climate Change in 2007.

It is clear that Brundtland’s prominent links to the Left of the political spectrum would have made her a prime target for Breivik, who has posted a rambling Youtube video detailing his ultra-Right political beliefs.

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Published on Monday, 25th July, 2011 at 18:18 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last updated on 26th July 2011 at 20:32.

This post has the following tags: breivik, groharlembrundtland, oslo, bomb, bombing, massacreutoya, brundtland, police.





  
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