Employees of Norway’s health institute have received death threats

Gun Peggy KnudsenPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB

Employees at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) have received several serious death and violence threats in the past year. Some of the incidents have been reported to the police.

The department itself has also received harassing and threatening messages, newspaper VG writes.

“There have been two specific violence and death threats,” assistant director Gun Peggy Knudsen told the newspaper.

She confirmed that some of the incidents had been reported to the police.

“It is not always easy to interpret the seriousness of the threats, but we have asked the police for advice to assess some of them.”

Threats in Sweden

VG has contacted the police in connection with the case but has not yet received a response.

On Thursday, it became known that Swedish health leaders have police protection after receiving threats and hate messages. 

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is among those who were threatened. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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