Over 1,300 criminal cases pending in Norwegian district courts

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1,366 criminal cases are queued in Norwegian district courts because of the Coronavirus pandemic, figures from the Court Administration show.

There has been an increase of almost 200 cases since the end of April, writes NRK who has collected the figures.

Only in Bergen District Court, the country’s second-largest district court, 117 criminal cases have been postponed since March 13. They have over 50 percent fewer cases settled compared to the same period last year.

Arne Langeland, a constituted magistrate in Bergen District Court, says they have been loyal to the authority’s rules on infection control, and that very few courtrooms in Bergen district court have been suitable for use.

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