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Kidnap victim’s name released. Family chooses to reveal woman’s identity after meeting police. The family of Faiza Ashraf, the 26 year-old woman kidnapped from a bus stop on Fossveien outside a Prix shop in Høvik in Bærum municipality last Wednesday, has chosen to release her name in an effort to make some progress in the case. Their lawyer, Harald Stabell, informed NRK they hadn’t wished to disclose her identity before now for fear of burdening Ashraf unnecessarily.

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Kidnap victim’s name released

Published on Monday, 8th February, 2010 at 20:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 12th February 2010 at 15:31.

Family chooses to reveal woman’s identity after meeting police.

Faiza Ashraf
Faiza Ashraf
Photo: Norwegian police force


The family of Faiza Ashraf, the 26 year-old woman kidnapped from a bus stop on Fossveien outside a Prix shop in Høvik in Bærum municipality last Wednesday, has chosen to release her name in an effort to make some progress in the case.

Their lawyer, Harald Stabell, informed NRK they hadn’t wished to disclose her identity before now for fear of burdening Ashraf unnecessarily.

Earlier today, VG reported that one of her close friends had claimed Ashraf had told her she wanted to move away from her own family and change her identity, after they had allegedly tried to persuade her to marry a man from Pakistan against her wishes. Her sister denies this, however.

“Her family doesn’t recognise the information that has been leaked from confidential police statements,” Stabell tells NRK

Ashraf managed to alert police on her mobile from the boot of her abductor’s car, and they were able to triangulate the signal to a base station located in Dikemark in neighbouring Asker municipality.

But despite conducting an armed search of every car at the time, all clues as to Ashraf’s whereabouts stop there.

According to police Ashraf has dark, semi-long loose hair, and was wearing a black hooded jacket, black leather half knee-high boots, black tights, square glasses, and carrying a blue handbag at the time of her disappearance.

Members of the public are asked to ring Asker and Bærum police district on 67 57 61 20 with any information they might have.




Published on Monday, 8th February, 2010 at 20:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 12th February 2010 at 15:31.

This post has the following tags: asker, baerum, kidnapping, harald, stabell, lawyer, norwegian, norway, police, faiza, ashraf.





  
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