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Norway charges radical cleric for death threats

Norway charges radical cleric for death threats

A Norwegian prosecutor has filed terror charges against an Iraqi-born cleric for threatening Norwegian politicians with death if he's deported from the Nordic country.
The indictment, obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, centers on statements that Mullah Krekar _ the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam _ made to various media.
Norway ordered him deported in 2005 after declaring him a national security threat, but the decision was suspended amid worries he would face execution or torture in Iraq.
At a news conference in June 2010, Krekar said that if he's deported to Iraq and is killed there, Norwegian officials would meet the same fate. He singled out former asylum policy minister Erna Solberg.


Updated : 2021-01-22 04:52 GMT+08:00