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Norway indicts three suspects in terror probe

[JURIST] Officials in Norway [JURIST news archive] have indicted three men on terrorism-related charges, according to a statement by the national prosecutor [official website, in Norwegian] Tuesday. The three men were indicted for their alleged roles in the September 2006 shooting at an Oslo synagogue and in planning attacks on the US and Israeli embassies in Norway. A trial date has not yet been set. All charges against a fourth suspect originally arrested in conjunction with the terrorist plots have since been dropped. AP has more.

The US ambassador to Norway recently criticized [JURIST report] a circulated draft of Norway's new anti-terrorism law as too lenient. Norwegian Justice Minister Knut Storberget [official profile] responded by saying that he had no objection to the US government expressing its opinion, but that Norway would make its own decisions.

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