Thousands demonstrated for women’s legal rights

Andrea Voll VoldumOslo.Andrea Voll Voldum.Photo : Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

On Monday Several thousand people attended a demonstration in ten Norwegian cities for women’s legal rights after the verdict in the so-called Hemsedal case.

In Oslo gathered protesters in front of parliament where among other held a number of appeals. 45 organizations and political parties showed up to support the demonstration in the capital, where the most prominent slogans were “I believe you” “Just yes is yes” and “We demand legal rights for women.”

The demonstrations in the cities comes as a result of the verdict in the so-called Hemsedal case.

In this case, three men were acquitted of raping 18 years old Andrea Voll Voldum in Hemsedal in 2014. The men were acquitted by a minority of judges in the Court of Appeal. In “meddomsretten” which include four of the seven judges, the three professional judges and one lay judge, they belive that woman was raped.

But conviction requires the approval of five judges. The three must still pay the woman’s civil reparation claims of 300,000 kroner.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today