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Krekar could be arrested and deported. Prime Minister and Police Security Service react to threats against Norwegian politician. Mullah Krekar is on the UN’s list of Al-Qaida’s active supporters and the Norwegian Supreme Court deemed him as a threat to national security in 2007. Former head of the Police Security Service (PST), Jørn Holme, has already urged the Foreign Office to deport Krekar – ex leader of the Islamic fundamentalist group Ansar al-Islam – as he views him as being just as dangerous today.

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Krekar could be arrested and deported

Published on Sunday, 13th June, 2010 at 21:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Prime Minister and Police Security Service react to threats against Norwegian politician.

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
Photo: Arbeiderpartiet (Ap)/Flickr


Tied hands

Mullah Krekar is on the UN’s list of Al-Qaida’s active supporters and the Norwegian Supreme Court deemed him as a threat to national security in 2007.

Former head of the Police Security Service (PST), Jørn Holme, has already urged the Foreign Office to deport Krekar – ex leader of the Islamic fundamentalist group Ansar al-Islam – as he views him as being just as dangerous today.

But he’s still here. He’s due to be deported at the earliest opportunity, but Norwegian humanitarian principles and international law forbid extradition to countries where citizens risk the death penalty.

Charges

At Thursday’s international press conference, to which the Norwegian press was not invited as Krekar said he views them as one of his enemies, he indirectly threatened Conservative Party Leader (H) Erna Solberg with a reprisal killing if his extradition caused his death. Solberg was the politician who decided to expel him.

According to NRK, Krekar also said he controls suicide bombers in Iraq from his home telephone in Oslo. He also encouraged them to kill Americans in the country.

On Friday, FrP’s (Progress Party) leader Siv Jensen filed charges against him for making serious threats against individuals and Norway.

“This is the most serious he’s done in Norway since his conviction defining him as a danger to national security,” she told NTB.

Possible measures

Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg now says he wants Krekar deported at the earliest opportunity, and the Police Security Service (PST) says it’s considering arresting him.

Despite domestic, European, and UN criticism, there have been several recent incidents of Iraqi refugee deportations recently as part of Justice Minister Knut Storberget’s stricter asylum policy. But Stoltenberg argues those who are expelled don’t need international protection

The Prime Minister tells NRK they are closer to reaching a deal with Iraq regarding Krekar’s deportation. Though insists he won’t deport Krekar until he’s received assurances as to his safety, he does say the authorities are considering punishing him.

“The Justice Minister has met with police to ensure they look at this matter. They will also examine whether it’s possible to take punitive action against Krekar, or restrict his freedom if his statements violate Norwegian law.




Published on Sunday, 13th June, 2010 at 21:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: mullah, krekar, threats, erna, solberg, conservative, party, jens, stoltenberg, labour, prime, minister, knut, storberget, minister, justice, police, security, service, pst, siv, jensen, frp, progress.





  
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