In good time before the sunrise today morning was mulla Krekar awakened in the cell in Oslo prison. He was told to make himself ready for departure, and soon after he was picked up by the civilian police and placed in a car. The goal was Gardermoen, where a plane stood ready to retrieve mullaen.
Already eight o’clock, the aircraft was in the air, heading for Rome, where it landed a little before the clock eleven. Then shall he have been entrusted to the Italian police, and transferred to a prison. The plane landed at the Airport again already in 14-the time.
the Question is whether the government and the Norwegian police stretched a bit well far to get rid of Krekar.
It special is that the entire operation in a large extent to have taken place under the auspices of the Norwegian authorities. In the middle of the koronakrisen and in the deepest secret to the PST have planned uttransporten, in close understanding with the department of justice. It all happened of course in cooperation with the Italian authorities, but Italy should not have been the active party during the actual airing.
After utleveringsregelverket is it normal that the country that asks to get a person delivered that even stand for transport. It was also the signal when the justice department decided to the extradition in February, when it was that the Italian government itself should send a fangefly that could take him out.
With this aircraft was Krekar flown from Gardermoen to Italy.
But it is not. At today’s press conference were justice minister Monica Mæland very tight-lipped when it came to details about what had happened. And it is perhaps not so strange when we know the backdrop. From the department of justice called it now that they were finished with the matter when it had passed the council, and that it was sent to the police for handling in the usual manner. But was it really so that the PST on your very own hand-arranged all of this?
Was it really necessary to use the Norwegian taxpayer money to hire a plane to send Krekar to Italy in haste?
the Question is whether the government and the Norwegian police stretched a bit well far to get rid of Krekar. Especially when koronasituasjonen in Italy is as it is; so late as yesterday, the land was at the top of the list of the most affected countries in the world. And mullaen must undoubtedly be said to be of high risk. It was confirmed in a statement yesterday, according to a ruling from the Oslo district court for further imprisonment. In the same ruling type right that “the situation in Italy with the corona-virus has made that the date for delivery has not yet been agreed”. But is it true that the date was decided during a day before the surrender actually happened?
If the ministry and the PST is not letter on the veil will also come questions about who paid the bill. Was it really necessary to use the Norwegian taxpayer money to hire a plane to send Krekar to Italy in haste? Or, the invoice is forwarded to Italy? It is possible to understand that the police’s working methods and a number of other things must be kept secret for such an operation. But it may possibly be necessary to hide who paid.
So, it is important to remember that the Norwegian authorities have the law on their side. Krekar has had a number of appeal procedures provided. Utleveringsspørsmålet was treated both in Oslo district court, Borgarting court of appeal and the Supreme court before it ended up at the King in council, where the complaint was finally rejected.
On the Parliament celebrated Sylvi Listhaug and the Progress party, with cake in the afternoon, with the press corps present. It still needs to be a paradox for the party that went to the options on that Krekar would be sent out. After seven years in power and just as many justisministere it was eventually a Right-minister who signed utleveringsordren.
This time, it is doubtful whether he ever comes back.
A special day it must be for Krekars fixed attorney Brynjar Meling, who has assisted mullaen ever since he landed at the old terminal at Gardermoen in 2003. Several of us who were present at the time recall that mulla Krekar was transported to Norway by the Dutch police, and that he was released at the site then no one from the Norwegian side showed up to retrieve him. Nearly 17 years later, mullaen sent out from the same airport, this time, it is doubtful whether he ever comes back.