Suspected terrorist doesn’t wish to converse in interrogation

For the second day in a row, the suspect interrupted interrogation with the police. He doesn’t wish to remark, his defender John Christian Elden says VG.

The police spent half an hour making an attempt to influence him, however in accordance with the defender, the person doesn’t need the interrogation to be recorded with sound and picture.

– He says that he’s afraid that the police will manipulate what he says, partly by reducing it, partly by altering the content material of the clarification in order that it seems as his clarification, when it actually is just not, Elden says to VG.

Since he didn’t wish to converse within the interrogations, the person has not commented on the query of guilt nor mentioned something concerning the motive, in accordance with the lawyer.

Børge Enoksen, police prosecutor on the Oslo Police, confirms this at a press convention on Sunday.

– We acquired no clarification from him yesterday. We have made a brand new try in the present day however even now we have now not acquired any clarification from him, says Enoksen.

That the interrogation is filmed and recorded is vital for the rule of legislation, and it is just not related to deviate from that precept, he continues.

“Extraordinary terrorist threat situation”

Two individuals had been killed and about 20 had been injured on Saturday evening when a person opened hearth on friends at a bar in central Oslo. He then went on to a well-liked homosexual bar to proceed capturing. The perpetrator could possibly be arrested shortly after the police had been alerted to the scene, after he was stopped by individuals on the spot.

The capturing is taken into account an Islamist terrorist act by the Norwegian Security Police (PST), which has raised the terrorist risk stage to a most of 5 in Norway as a consequence of an “extraordinary terrorist threat situation”.

Flowers close to the crime scene in Oslo on Sunday, the place two individuals had been shot useless and one other 20 or so had been injured in a terrorist assault on Saturday evening.

Initially, about ten of the injured had been handled in hospital, however on Sunday, in accordance with the police, a number of of them had been in a position to be discharged. None of the victims have life-threatening accidents.

At the identical time, the investigation continues with full power. Among different issues, they work with analyzing movies from the incident, listening to witnesses and investigating digital tracks, says Børge Enoksen.

The background of the suspect and his acquaintances are one other necessary a part of the investigation – and it’s important to make clear whether or not the suspect can have collaborated with others on the capturing.

– We are working extensively to carry out the background to this incident, however straight away it doesn’t seem like he has collaborated with others. But it is early and we are able to not rule something out.

Known since 2015

An arrest listening to with the person shall be held on Monday.

The detainee is in his 40s, a Norwegian citizen with an Iranian background and dwelling in Oslo. He is suspected of homicide, tried homicide and terrorist crime and, in accordance with the safety police, has connections to excessive Islamist networks in Oslo.

He has been recognized by the safety police since 2015, and in accordance with the police, he has beforehand additionally had psychological issues.

In May this 12 months, PST spoke with the person, as he had proven curiosity in statements that had been perceived as violations of Islam.

– It was not thought of in these conversations that the perpetrator had intentions of violence, however PST is conscious that the perpetrator has had challenges linked to psychological well being, Børge Enoksen mentioned on Saturday.

During the week, the satisfaction celebration happened in Oslo and one in all the bars the place the capturing happened, London Pub, is a widely known homosexual bar. The police state that there may be motive to suspect that it’s a hate crime, but in addition say that a number of potential motives are being investigated.

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