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Taxpayers fund Krekar’s hotel bill. Suspected terrorist gets 5-star treatment. Police protection took a luxurious turn, when Mullah Krekar stayed in suites at the Oslo Plaza hotel after having been the target of a recent assassination attempt. André Oktay Dahl, the Conservative Party’s (H) deputy chairperson of Parliament’s Judiciary Committee says he was shocked when TV2 broke the news of Krekar and his family’s 11-night stay.

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Taxpayers fund Krekar’s hotel bill

Published on Wednesday, 10th February, 2010 at 10:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Suspected terrorist gets 5-star treatment.

Oslo Plaza hotel
Oslo Plaza hotel
Photo: Mahlum/Wikimedia Commons


Police protection took a luxurious turn, when Mullah Krekar stayed in suites at the Oslo Plaza hotel after having been the target of a recent assassination attempt.

André Oktay Dahl, the Conservative Party’s (H) deputy chairperson of Parliament’s Judiciary Committee says he was shocked when TV2 broke the news of Krekar and his family’s 11-night stay.

TV2 has estimated the bill for the rooms alone must have cost in the region of 80,000 kroner.

“It’s completely mad. I can’t believe that a man the whole of Norway wants deported has been put up at a luxury hotel. This type of situation does make one question the police’s powers of judgement, as they say they’re both understaffed and underfunded,” Dahl says.

But Johan Fredriksen, chief of staff for the Oslo police, defends their decision, saying it was the most practical solution.

“It’s more cost-efficient than paying for expensive alternatives that remain unused for long periods of time.”

Dahl has warned he’ll now be taking the matter up with Knut Storberget, the Minister of Justice.




Published on Wednesday, 10th February, 2010 at 10:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: mullah, krekar, norway, police, protection, oslo, plaza, hotel.





  
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