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Amnesty to engage to keep wanted terrorist in Norway


Oslo District Court last week upheld the Police Security Service’s (PST) claim that Mullah Krekar, and a 42 year old Iraqi, may be extradited to Italy, where he is wanted for planning terrorism.

Now the human rights organization Amnesty International considers to engage to prevent the extradition, writes TV2.

Secretary General of Amnesty, John Peder Egenæs, says they have taken up the case of Krekar earlier and worked to ensure that he is not returned to Iraq, where he will be executed due to previous terrorism in the country.

– If there is a danger of him being extradited, then we may. But this is a very general statement. What is the case is entirely dependent on what happens, Amnesty International says.

The ruling of the district court has been appealed by Krekar and thus the extradition has been postponed. When an appeal can be dealt with in the Court of Appeals, is so far unclear.

On the night of November 12 last year, Krekar was arrested, along with a number of Muslim men in several countries in Europe, in a coordinated action led by Italian police. Italian authorities claim that Krekar, whose


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