Oslo police: There is no basis for punishing Siv Jensen in corona rules violation case

Siv JensenPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

On Friday, the Oslo Police District stated that there is no basis for imposing a punishment on former Progress Party (FRP) leader Siv Jensen for violating the corona rules in Oslo on May 17.

The Oslo Police District opened a case on May 19 for a possible breach of the corona regulations after it became known that the former FRP leader and her family broke the corona rules in connection with the May 17 celebration at Jensen’s mother’s home.

At least twelve family members were present during the celebration. At that time, it was not allowed to have more than ten people gather in private homes due to strict corona restrictions.

On Friday, it became known that Jensen will not be punished for violating the rules.

Case background

“On May 5, 2021, the national guidelines were updated in a way according to which vaccinated people do to count in the total number of people visiting a home. This was followed up locally by, among others, Bærum Municipality, which changed its local regulations on May 12, 2021,” police lawyer Arne Valdemar Nielsen in the Oslo Police District told NTB.

“Oslo amended its regulations on May 21, 2021. Oslo’s regulations at the relevant time were not proportionate, and the police believe there is no basis for punishment,” Nielsen added. 

“This is the police’s decision. I am glad that they have come to that conclusion,” Siv Jensen told NTB.

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