FHI director Camilla Stoltenberg and several other employees of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) have received death threats during the pandemic. A number of these threats have been reported.
“We have reported a handful of direct threats of violence and murder against some of our leaders, including Camilla Stoltenberg, to the police,” Gun Peggy Strømstad Knudsen at the FHI told the newspaper Avisa Oslo.
The threats most often come in connection with new corona rules and vaccination. Employees in the FHI have been asked to take certain precautions at work and outside the FHI’s premises.
“We receive many messages from the population. These include encouragement, anger, despair, rather harsh insults, and some obvious threats… They come as email, SMS, or telephone inquiries,” Strømstad Knudsen said.
The Police Security Service (PST) is not directly responsible for the safety of the employees of the FHI, nor does it want to say anything about the details of threats made against Norwegian authorities, but it released the following general comment:
“We continuously assess the threat situation related to government officials, the prime minister, and other ministers, and we recommend the implementation of measures we believe are necessary,” senior adviser Martin Bernsen at the PST pointed out.
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