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Police release Utøya. UPDATED: Norwegian police say they have completed their investigations on Utøya Island and are to hand it back to Labour’s Youth Movement (AUF). “The Police have now concluded its field investigation on Utøya Island. It has therefore been decided that the Island will be handed over to its owner AUF (The Labour Party Youth Organization) on Tuesday August 23rd at 0100 hours,” they write in a press statement. During today’s press conference in Oslo AUF leader Eskil Pedersen, who was one of the participants at yesterday’s memorial and concert in Oslo Spektrum, expressed a strong wish for media staff to “show consideration, respect and care for those affected by what happened,” NRK reports.

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Police release Utøya

Published on Monday, 22nd August, 2011 at 14:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 22nd August 2011 at 20:18.

UPDATED: Norwegian police say they have completed their investigations on Utøya Island and are to hand it back to Labour’s Youth Movement (AUF).

Utøya in the sunset
Utøya in the sunset
Photo: Henrik Lied, NRK/Flickr


“The Police have now concluded its field investigation on Utøya Island. It has therefore been decided that the Island will be handed over to its owner AUF (The Labour Party Youth Organization) on Tuesday August 23rd at 0100 hours,” they write in a press statement.

During today’s press conference in Oslo AUF leader Eskil Pedersen, who was one of the participants at yesterday’s memorial and concert in Oslo Spektrum, expressed a strong wish for media staff to “show consideration, respect and care for those affected by what happened,” NRK reports.

AUF has also established a 22 July memorial fund to restore, or tear down the badly damaged buildings on the island following the massacre, and build a permanent memorial to the 69 killed.

The fund has collected approximately three million kroner so far with another 17 million promised, including today’s donation of 10 million by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO).

Meanwhile, the official national support group, established to help all those affected by Anders Behring Breivik’s acts of terror, has encouraged the press to “stop printing pictures of the perpetrator on the front page.”

“It means one is constantly reminded of the atrocities. There are people who cannot bear to go into the shop and see these images,” leader Trond Henry Blattmann tells NTB.

NRK reports 1.3 million people watched yesterday's TV programme, which included speeches by both King Harald and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.



Published on Monday, 22nd August, 2011 at 14:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 22nd August 2011 at 20:18.

This post has the following tags: utoeyaisland, norwegianlabouryouth, kingharaldofnorway, jensstoltenberg, eskilpedersen.





  
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