The Supreme Court rules there is no reason to hold Arslan Ubaydullah Maroof Hussain in continued custody despite still standing indictments.
Mr Hussain was arrested at the end of last month initially for
statements on his Facebook group that left Oslo’s Jewish community
His remarks resulted in Ola Elvestuen, Oslo city councillor for the Liberal Party (V), calling for talks with police over security at the synagogue.
Police subsequently posted guards
outside the Israeli Embassy and the Jewish pre-school near the
synagogue just over one week ago in connection with events in the Middle
27-year-old Mr Hussain, of Pakistani origin, has been held on remand
for four weeks total. He is also indicted for issuing threats against
two journalists, as well as threatening an expert witness during trial
Today’s verdict quashes Borgarting Court of Appeal’s
continued custody ruling. Court of Appeal judges will now have to hear
Arslan Ubaydullah Maroof Hussain’s case anew.
However, police have asked for Mr Hussain to remain in custody until this has been effecuated.