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Oslo Gay Bar Shooter Sentenced to 30 Years in Jail

. He will serve a minimum of 20 years before being eligible for parole. “The court finds that the actions in their entirety are so serious that the maximum sentence should be applied,” the court said in its ruling last week.Matapour was also ordered to pay compensation amounting to around 112 million Norwegian Krone ($10.6 million) to survivors and relatives of the victims he killed or maimed.
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Iran court overturns death sentence of rapper Toomaj Salehi – now facing retrial
sentenced in April on the capital offence of “corruption on earth” after making statements in support of anti-government protests in 2022.He was also found guilty of “assistance in sedition, assembly and collusion, propaganda against the state and calling for riots”.“Salehi’s death sentence was overturned,” Salehi’s lawyer, Amir Raisian, shared in a statement on X, in which he confirmed that the Supreme Court had ordered a retrial.The rapper was arrested in October 2022 after backing demonstrations that broke out in the wake of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, which occurred under suspicious circumstances while in police custody.He was also known for using his songs to criticise Iran’s leaders for their crackdowns on protests.Salehi’s death sentence sparked outcry from human rights organisations and high-profile figures around the world.More than 100 figures from the world of culture and entertainment signed a statement calling for his release, including Coldplay, Sting and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix.The statement was published by advocacy group Index on Censorship, which has been working with the rapper’s family and has since welcomed the decision to overturn the sentence.However, the group has said (per BBC) that it’s “critical that his rights are properly respected”, adding of the retrial: “Even a shorter period of imprisonment would be an injustice.”They continued: “Salehi has done nothing other than to call for his, and other Iranians’, fundamental rights to be respected.”Salehi had spent time in prison last year and was released on bail, before describing being “severely tortured” and spending 252 days in solitary confinement following his initial arrest, according to a statement published by the Office of
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