Police believe anti-Islamization activist in Kristiansand was killed

Henrik Bjugan HegdahlPhoto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB

Based on the preliminary autopsy report, Kristiansand’s police believe that 48-year-old “Stop the Islamization of Norway” (SIAN) activist Dan-Eivind Lid was killed.

Police attorney Morten Formo revealed the information at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

For the time being, the police did not want to say anything more about the cause of death. 

However, the police confirmed Lid’s death. 

The police also stated that they are currently looking for one or two perpetrators.

No one has been charged or arrested in the case so far.

Found dead on Saturday

Lid was found dead in his home in Kristiansand on Saturday.

He is said to have been found with visible injuries, and the police first investigated the death as suspicious.

On Monday, forensic technicians from both local police and the National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) were inside the apartment.

Lid was involved in the SIAN organization, but for the time being, the police believe nothing indicates that there is a political motive behind the murder.

“We are keeping all possibilities open. Due to his political involvement, PST will be kept informed,” Formo said at the press conference.

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