Norway opposes Somaliland’s move of handing out death sentence on a Norwegian man

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The Norwegian government has opposed the death sentence handed down to Somaliland by a Norwegian man accused of deliberately killing another man.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide met with Somaliland’s envoy to Oslo and demanded that Somaliland suspend the execution which the Norwegian government did not accept and declaring the killing unacceptable and demanding that his administration not execute the sentence.

“We have sent a message to Somaliland that the death sentence handed down to a Norwegian citizen is unacceptable and must not be carried out and that the citizen must go through the normal process of law,” said Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Somaliland has not yet responded to a request from the Norwegian government not to execute a 54-year-old Norwegian man accused of killing another man.