"After five days, a jury in Norway still does not come up to the former police Eirik Jensen is guilty or not guilty. Jensen has lodged an appeal against a 21-year prison sentence and his case is the last in Norway to be decided by a jury."
"The ongoing juryöverläggningarna in the high-profile case in Norway is historic in several ways. Never before has a jury been working for so long without being able to make a decision. And in addition, it is the last time the debt issue in an appeal is decided by a jury before the jurysystemet goes in the grave for 130 years."
"the Colonel Eirik Jensen worked with to combat drugs and fully independent churches in Oslo. But in september 2017, he was sentenced by the Oslo city court to 21 years ' imprisonment for gross corruption and aiding and abetting to have smuggled nearly 14 tonnes of cannabis resin in the country."
"Eirik Jensen's accomplice, in the media referred to as"
"Jensen has pleaded not guilty and, inter alia, claimed that the coded messages were included in a secret project. In a book that was given out in 2015, declares he is innocent and writes that revenge may have been the motive behind the allegations against him."
"Both appealed against the judgment in the first instance. Olsson wanted to have sentence shortened, while Eirik Jensen appealed the blame."
"the Trial in the Norwegian lagmansrett began in August and ended on 23 January, after 77 rättegångsdagar. Then began the jury to their deliberations, which continue on Monday."
"Eirik Jensen's defender, lawyer John Christian Elden, believe that lengthy juryförhandlingarna means that the jury members are reluctant."
"– They are obviously very reluctant and do a thorough review. We can only wait, " he says."
"If the jury finds Jensen guilty, it is up to the judges to impose punishment. John Christian Elden considering that in this case, push the case on to the Høyesterett, Norway's highest court."
"From 1 January 2018, is the procedure by jury in criminal cases abolished in Norway. Previously a tiomannajury composed of laymen got to determine in the debt issues. It has been required that at least seven of the ten members have responded yes to a specific question to the accused to be found guilty."
"As a motive for abolition was referred, inter alia, to an investigation in 2007 concluded that over half of the våldtäktsdömda that appealed was acquitted by a jury in lagmansretter (corresponding to the Swedish courts of appeal)."
"Norwegian Advokatforeningen has been received to decommission the jurysystemet and mean to frikännandena is because juries impose higher requirements than the judge."
"Jurysystemet have been retained during a transitional period. Court cases that have been appealed to the lagmansretten before 1 January 2018, have been sentenced under the old order. The case of Erik Jensen, however, is the only thing that has been going into 2019."