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Norway secretly negotiated justice for Martine. Kjell Magne Bondevik has secretly met with Farouk Abdulhak’s father to discuss a potential resolution to Martine Vik Magnussen’s rape and murder case deadlock. During April’s two-hour clandestine conference Mr. Bondevik, former Norwegian PM and current head of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Yemeni billionaire Shaher Abdulhak, and ex Minister of Petroleum and Energy Einar Steensnæs pursued Farouk’s voluntary surrender to British authorities. The meeting’s outcome did not ensure his return to the UK to face his accusations, but Mr. Bondevik highlighted Shaher Abdulhak’s attitude showed increased willingness to resolve his son’s situation.

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Norway secretly negotiated justice for Martine

Published on Monday, 13th June, 2011 at 00:27 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Kjell Magne Bondevik has secretly met with Farouk Abdulhak’s father to discuss a potential resolution to Martine Vik Magnussen’s rape and murder case deadlock.

Kjell Magne Bondevik (2005)
Kjell Magne Bondevik (2005)
Photo: Bjarte Sorensen/Wikimedia Commons


During April’s two-hour clandestine conference Mr. Bondevik, former Norwegian PM and current head of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Yemeni billionaire Shaher Abdulhak, and ex Minister of Petroleum and Energy Einar Steensnæs pursued Farouk’s voluntary surrender to British authorities.

The meeting’s outcome did not ensure his return to the UK to face his accusations, but Mr. Bondevik highlighted Shaher Abdulhak’s attitude showed increased willingness to resolve his son’s situation.

“We have not achieved a breakthrough, but are working on it as long as there is hope. I do not wish to disclose what was discussed or reactions, but the meeting was held in an open and good atmosphere. It was a quest for solutions,” he tells VG.

Mr. Bondevik says though he expected more cooperation from Yemeni rebels amid the current civil and political unrest, he is confident the positive tone of the negotiations will lead to eventually reaching a reasonable solution.

“The turmoil in Yemen has meant progress in recent weeks has not been as great as we had first wished. The rebellion has hampered efforts, but we continue to work for new talks and dialogue.”

The Center has also made direct contact with Farouk, and views were exchanged between both Farouk and Martine’s families. A

Martine Vik Magnussen was found dead in the basement outside the London apartment building where Mr. Farouk Abdulhak lived in March 2008, two days after both were seen leaving in a taxi from outside a nightclub. 21-year-old Farouk Abdulhak had already fled back to Yemen by that time.

Authorities in the country proposed conducting trial but neither Martine’s family nor British officials agreed to that, fearing it would be unfair.  

Martine’s father, Odd Petter Magnussen, says he would only be at peace “the moment the suspect sets foot on British soil and is taken care of by the authorities. I believe justice would then have been done.”



Published on Monday, 13th June, 2011 at 00:27 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: martinevikmagnussenmurder, justiceformartine, faroukabdulhak, yemenprotests, presidentaliadbullahsaleh, shaherabdulhak, kjellmagnebondevik.





  
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