<Mullah Krekar has been made to suffer a lot for things he may not have committed. And he still fights on!
According to aftenposten, “Norway’s Police Security Service (PST) wants to stop foreigners deemed a threat to national security from having the option of pursuing their case through the court system.”
Every country has a right to protect her territory, but only when they are sure the threat is real. “The PST believes that such cases must be handled by a closed committee, and without the foreigners in question allowed to follow the process.” According the Aftenposten Mullah Krekar, said to have been “a former leader of Kurdish guerilla group Ansar al-Islam in Northern Iraq, has been fighting the decision to expel him from Norway for nearly three years.”PST Holme “believes that similar cases in the future will require better handling of secret and confidential material.”Does it mean this case has not been dealt with carefully and with the attention we are made to believe it received? Or are we being told that, because the Norwegian authorities are getting defeated, in future case documents in the type of cases, will be kept secret to avoid lawyers getting documents that will enable them to fight for their clients?The PST says, “So we have a need for a model that allows these cases to be handled more efficiently, but at the same time can in fact provide better legal safeguards for the person in question,” Holme said, and the PST prefers a closed committee in the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE).”
In other words, the PST seems to be saying that Krekar’s case was not dealt with efficiently. Maybe that is why many observers are saying that Krekar has been indirectly manhandled by the system, a system supposed to protect him as a refugee.
APN has been following the case in the Norwegian media and can say Krekar has been put through a lot of pain because the leaders handling the case within the political establishment are determined to win over him, no matter what it costs. There is prestige in the case and Norway, a supporter of the US, would probably like to please the US establishment by kicking out Krekar, even if it means mentally torturing him until he chooses to take his own life, a thing that does not seem to be in Krekar’s mind as yet.
When you have a case that a government puts a lot of effort and resources pushing all the way from court corridor to court corridor including appeals, there is much to be desired and questions raised whether justice is really being done at all.
We are told that there is freedom of speech in Norway, and yet the freedom of speech seems not to be extended to all.
Whenever Krekar says a word, it is immediately used against him. Does he not have the right like anyone else to exercise his freedom by way of speech?
Norway is a base for many who have been accused of committing crimes against humanity and yet nothing happens to them. We know that there are people from Rwanda having refuge in Norway and the government of Norway is well aware of that.
Norway against death sentence
Norway will not do anything with them. They will not be arrested and expelled to their countries of origin in order to face justice, because Norway says if they are deported such people may be tried and executed if found guilty. this is so because Norway is against death sentencing. And yet Norway does not seem to look at Krekar’s fate in the same way.
Everyone knows that if he was to be send to Iraq, he may be tried and executed like Saddam Hussein. What is the difference if one is found guilty in Iraq and executed? Is it not the same excuse – the death sentence that Norway is using not to send some wanted Rwandese for trial?
Does it mean that crimes committed by non Muslims should be taken lightly, and crimes by Muslims treated severely? We keep wondering how long the Norwegian government is willing to go in this Krekar case.
It is beginning to be a very saddening affair.
Nobel Peace Prize
< The late Yasser Arafat: His critics called him a terrorist, but to his people he became a hero and the first President of Palestine.
Was it not Norway that gave Yasser Arafat who was a former guerilla leader, the Nobel Peace Prize? Arafat had done things that cannot match what Krekar has been accused of and yet the late Arafat received a warm carpet and the prestigious Noble Peace Prize.
The late John Garang (right photo>) led a war for 21 years as a guerilla leader and became vice president at long last.
Look at the case of Southern Sudan. The late John Garang was a guerilla leader accused to have ordered many assassinations, and carried out war for many years in Sudan, a war that caused the death of many Sudanese, both Christians and Muslims. But Garang was later aided by the whole world to get the vice presidency in Sudan, a position he held before he died in a plane crash while travelling from Uganda where he had gone for consultations with President Yoweri Museveni.
He was never put on any list as a man who may have committed crimes against his people. No international tribunal ever issued an arrest warrant on him. Garang visited Norway many times and got millions of dollars in support of his activities.
Both men, the late Arafat and the late Garang were honoured by the international community.
The question we are asking now is whether there are people who believe that Krekar has done more things that can be considered bad, in terms of liberating his people, than what the two men we have mentioned may have done before their death.
It is good to note that, “The Norwegian Bar Association believes the PST proposal is not only undemocratic but that it violates traditional Norwegian legal practice.”
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