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The Foreigner Martine family denied access to files. Odd Petter Magnussen has been unable to view certain files relating to the investigation into the death of his daughter Martine murdered in London four years ago, reports say. Martine Vik Magnussen’s family have been denied access to 142 of the 325 documents, letters and reports by Norway’s Foreign Ministry (MFA). Officials believe that allowing them to view the files could damage internal case preparation as well as Norway’s foreign policy interests. Odd Petter Magnussen says he is perturbed that the Norwegian government would not permit him to view the information.

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Martine family denied access to files

Published on Sunday, 16th September, 2012 at 20:25 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 16th September 2012 at 20:38.

Odd Petter Magnussen has been unable to view certain files relating to the investigation into the death of his daughter Martine murdered in London four years ago, reports say.



Martine Vik Magnussen’s family have been denied access to 142 of the 325 documents, letters and reports by Norway’s Foreign Ministry (MFA). Officials believe that allowing them to view the files could damage internal case preparation as well as Norway’s foreign policy interests.

Odd Petter Magnussen says he is perturbed that the Norwegian government would not permit him to view the information.

“Not even in Yemen would I have believed that it was possible to hide the facts and information deep in the archives in this way”, he said to Aftenposten. “It would have been more acceptable if the ministry was honest if the case cannot be prioritised, as it appears to us the aggrieved to be.”

Mr Magnussen believes he has been unable to look at the files from his daughter’s case because the Foreign Ministry does not want to reveal the extent of its involvement.

“I interpret it to mean that Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is afraid to show that he has done too little, when we as relatives are denied access to many of the documents that show what Norway has and hasn’t done.”

Foreign Ministry press spokesperson Ragnhild Imerslund tells the paper “Mr Magnussen has been kept informed through regular meetings at the Foreign Ministry."

“This is a complex and ongoing issue that requires international cooperation, primarily with the British government. The MFA needs to work on the case without disclosing all the details of the ongoing work,” she declared.




Published on Sunday, 16th September, 2012 at 20:25 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 16th September 2012 at 20:38.

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