The case against the Norwegian who was sentenced to death in Somaliland has been postponed again – Viji

The case against the Norwegian who was sentenced to death in Somaliland has been postponed again - Viji

The trial of Norway’s Chad Jitter Heid, who was twice sentenced to death in Somaliland, was adjourned again on Saturday. This time indefinitely.


Chad Jider Heid was twice sentenced to death in Somaliland in April 2020 for killing someone.

According to the plan, a new hearing in the country’s Supreme Court, where the death penalty is to be reconsidered, should have begun on Saturday, but was adjourned to Sunday.

However, on Saturday night, Jared’s Norwegian development assistant lawyer Farid Bauras says the case has been adjourned to law firm Elton.

“Unfortunately, we have been informed that one of the judges is ill and the court proceedings in the Supreme Court in Somaliland have been adjourned indefinitely,” said Assistant Attorney Farid Bauras. TV2 And Dagbladet.

Heid has lived in Norway for the past 25 years and has an address in Oslo. In November 2020, he was sentenced to death for planned murder in Somaliland. He claims to have defended himself when he was attacked on the street without warning.

Both the guard and Heid’s son believe the Norwegian authorities could have done more.

– The effort is limited, I feel. Almost completely absent, Youssef said Friday.

The State Department told TV2 that the issue was a high priority for them and that they would do everything they could to “resolve the situation in the best possible way for the accused.”

According to the NDP, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry is pursuing the case and has been providing diplomatic assistance since his arrest last spring.

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– The Foreign Service continues the diplomatic follow-up of the case in consultation with the Norwegian citizen and his lawyers. “We will continue to raise this issue with the authorities in Somaliland to emphasize Norway’s policy view on the death penalty, and we urge that the death penalty not be enforced if it is carried out,” Communications Consultant Anne Howardsturter told the Lunde Ministry. Foreign Affairs for NTB by the weekend.

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