Together with prime minister Erna Solberg called Tor Mikkel Wara to the press conference on Thursday. The news: To the minister of justice departs.
– Tor Mikkel called me and asked me to resign as government minister, explains the prime minister.
the Wara itself does not go into detail on the reasons for his resignation, but says:
" I understand that you have many questions. There will come a time when I am going to reply, but the time is not now.
he explained that ' someone needs me more than the government”, an apparent reference to his partner.
The now former minister of justice has given its name to the recent biggest political scandal in Norway, Wara-deal, a series of events in which the most dramatic was that the now-retiring attorney general's car was set on fire – something that Waras partner is suspected to be responsible for. Two weeks ago was arrested by the police.
On Thursday, also explained to the Norwegian security police that the woman is suspected of all the threats and attacks as Wara and his family have been subjected to since december last year that the family's car set on fire on 10 march.
To the rest of the events, according to NRK seven pieces in addition to bilbranden, hear the scribbles around the family house, threatening letters and a fire in a garbage can. The reason for the crimes is believed to be a desire to get the threat to the Wara to appear more serious than they in fact have been.Tor Mikkel Wara resigned on torsdagseftermiddagen as the Norwegian minister of justice. Photo: Heiko Junge/TT
on an infected conflict between the experimental theater Black Box set of the play ”Ways of seeing” and the ruling politicians. The play deals with, among other things, on racism, and the monitoring and the algerian war of independence.
According to one of the pjäsförfattarna, the artist Hanan Benammar, as the DN been in contact with, started the controversy with the attorney general's partner appeared on a show in the fall, stood up and started filming the audience and Benammar, who was on the scene.
my boyfriend accused then the piece – which shows images of politicians homes, including the Wara-family villa – for infringements and violations of privacy, and to contribute to the increased threats against the minister.
to be exposed to this, various types of ”attacks”.
the Prime minister and other senior politicians in the right and extremhögerkretsar used the ”attacks” to criticise the theatre. Prime minister Solberg from the conservative stavanger, oslo, claimed that the theater ”made it more difficult to be a politician in Norway”.
Hanan Benammar on his side, explained to the DN the politicians ' anger, instead, was due to the political content.
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