A Norwegian citizen has been sentenced by the Oslo District Court to 21 years of prison for complicity in murder in Pakistan. The man ordered the murder of his wife.
The man is in his 60s and has lived in Norway for over 40 years.
On Friday, he was sentenced to 21 years of prison, according to TV 2.
The man has been married in Norway for many decades, but in 2006 he traveled to Pakistan and married his second wife.
The couple have two children together.
The man has now been convicted of ordering the murder of his 40-year-old wife, who was shot and killed by a local security guard in Lahore, Pakistan in 2017.
The security guard has explained that he received 100,000 rupees for the murder, but that he was only paid 11,000 – around NOK 700.
The Norwegian-Pakistani man has also been convicted of complicity in the attempted murder of the murdered woman’s two brothers.
In addition to a sentence of 21 years in prison, he also has to pay almost NOK 4 million in compensation and reparation to relatives.
Strongly influenced by Pakistani culture
During the process, the convicted man claimed that he was innocent. He also claimed that his wife was killed in a showdown between her two alleged lovers.
According to newspaper Aftenposten, however, the district court categorically rejected the man’s explanation.
In the verdict, it is stated that the man is strongly influenced by Pakistani culture and ways of thinking despite the fact that he has lived in Norway since 1976.
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