Marines won’t be prosecuted in Norway

3rd February 2007, Comments 0 comments

3 February 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Norwegian justice department has decided not to prosecute the Dutch marines involved in a fight in a disco in the Norwegian town of Karajok last year.

3 February 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Norwegian justice department has decided not to prosecute the Dutch marines involved in a fight in a disco in the Norwegian town of Karajok last year.

Several local residents had to be put under medical care after the incident. 27 Dutch marines were reportedly involved. The defence department suspended five of the soldiers two weeks after the incident.

The Norwegian public prosecution department reported its decision to the public prosecution department in Arnhem, which is responsible for criminal cases involving the military.

Defence Minister Henk Kamp compared the soldiers’ behaviour to that of problem youth. The marines belonged to a group of 200 participating in an exercise in northern Norway.

The prosecution department in Arnhem is looking into whether the marines should be prosecuted in the Netherlands in this case.

[Copyright Expatica + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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