Alleged synagogue shooter gets money from state for all the troubles he went through


Verdens Gang 2011 12 20, NTB

A man acquitted over the shooting at the Oslo synagogue will be remunerated with 100 000 NKR by the authorities.

The Oslo local court has sentenced the Ministry of Justice and Police to remunerate the man with 75 000 NKR in damages; and 25 000 in actual legal costs.

The man, in his thirties, was arrested with Arfan Qadeer Bhatti in 2006; being charged with shooting at the Jewish (sic) synagogue in Oslo.

In 2008, he was acquitted of all charges. Bhatti was found guilty over being accessory to the shooting, but was acquitted over terrorism charges.

The demand for reparations was in response over them a feeling he was branded a terrorist, and as the case was subjected to extensive media coverage, where he was identifies with his names as well as his picture.

This coverage was of an aggravated nature due to the internet, the court finds it of no doubt this man has been subjected to large exhortations, the verdict says.