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Man charged with Mortensrud murder in 2021 jailed

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Flowers and lights outside Lofsrud school in Mortensrud in Oslo where 20-year-old Hamse Hashi Adan was shot and killed in 2021. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Of NTB | 19.04.2024 03:23:00

Crime and justice: The 34-year-old Norwegian, together with his brother who is three years older, is charged with the murder or complicity in the murder of Hamse Hashi Adan (20) outside Lofsrud school in Mortensrud in Oslo on 7 October 2021. The brothers left Norway for Kosovo on 9 October, two days after the murder of the 20-year-old.

The 34-year-old has been detained in Kosovo since 21 February this year. The public prosecutor’s office asked for detention for up to four weeks with a ban on letters and visits, which the Oslo district court agreed to.

The eldest brother Valon Avdyli (37) was extradited to Norway from Turkey in March last year. He has since been in custody. He was recently indicted for the murder of the 20-year-old and for the attempted murder of seven other people who were standing near Adan when Adan was killed by several shots.

– When the investigation against the 34-year-old has ended, it will be considered whether a possible case against him should also go together with the case against his older brother, the police say.

The brothers are well known to the police.

In 2016, Valon was sentenced to prison for four and a half years for having participated in the extreme Islamist group IS. Visar was sentenced to eight months in prison for having provided material support to the terrorist organization by purchasing clothes to be sent to his younger brother Egzon Avdyli in Syria.

The brothers were the first in Norway to be convicted of terrorism for supporting IS. Egzon Avdyli (25) was killed in Syria in April 2014.

– The police will try to get an explanation from him over the next few days, the police wrote in a press release on Wednesday.

In a detention order from the Oslo District Court on 14 February this year, it appears that Valon Avdyli has admitted in police interrogation to having fired the shots at Mortensrud. It is still unclear how he stands up to the murder charge. The brother Visar, for his part, denies criminal guilt, stated the 34-year-old’s lawyer Øyvind Bratlien to Dagbladet earlier this year.

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