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Whistle-blowers: More should be examined in the new Macchiariniutredningen

the Decision of the director of public prosecutions Mikael Björk to take up the parts of the closed the preliminary investigation against Paolo Macchiarini applauded by Karl-Henrik Grinnemo, one of visselblåsarna that in an early stage, worked together with skandalkirurgen.

" We are extremely grateful for doing it. What is very important is that all parts has not been submitted in the previous investigation. There are more individuals involved, it is not so that Paolo Macchiarini came in from the street, and stood to operate. He was recruited precisely in order to insert the synthetic trachea, then it is obvious that KI:s management also takes responsibility when complications upptått. In particular, when it received multiple complaints about it.

there are ”high ranking people ” on KI that have escaped evade its responsibility for what happened, and believes that the inquiry should be extended to include more than Macchiarini.

Grinnemo himself was interrogated as a witness during the last pre-trial, and hopes to be interrogated again.

He thinks it is the right to define the new study to the patients who received the artificial throats implanted.

– The first icelandic patient, it is obvious that you should focus on, and also the third, Turkish girl, was very special in the whole of the case. It is absolutely right to focus on them, " he says.

representing the relatives of the icelandic and the Turkish patient, whose death is now re-examined. She says that the family has received the news with joy and hope.

– It is jätteglädjande and they are happy for it. We are happy to take it up again, and hope that it can lead to prosecution. But this is a first step, she says to DN.

" Both. You always hope and I think that we had good arguments for it. It is clear that it is important for my clients, the hope of restoration and some for of justice, " she says.

where Macchiarini was previously active as a visiting professor and researcher, paying attention to the news brief on its website. In a comment, type the institution's rector, Ole Petter Ottersen, that it ”is a good thing that this is properly investigated”.

When DN ask for a more detailed comment over the phone greets the rector to comment on the website is the one he will give.

" We have nothing more to say than that. We note that the prosecutor resumed the investigation, and we think it is good, it is what we have to say on the matter, he says to DN.

" No it is not, we see that it was quite likely that it could come to be so. But now we have nothing more to say, " he says.

– This is a completely different thing, this is something that is not on our actions. But I must now return to a meeting, " says Ole Petter Ottersen.

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