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Anniversary of the Oslo and Utøya attacks: ‘We must keep on drawing the lessons from this terrorist act to ensure that there is no place in Europe for violent extremism,’ says PACE President

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“12 years ago, 77 innocent people were massacred in Norway by a far-right terrorist in what was the deadliest attack in Norway’s history since the end of the Second World War. The majority of victims were teenagers, participating in a socialist youth camp on the island of Utøya. I wish the families and friends of those who then lost their lives strength, especially today. They remain in our thoughts,” said PACE President Tiny Kox.

“Justice has been done, the murderer was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment and recently lost his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, after a Norwegian Court did not accept his request for early release.

We must keep on drawing the lessons from this terrorist act to ensure that there is no place in Europe for violent extremism.”