In a new BBC and TV2 documentary series, a wanted Yemeni admits his involvement in the murder of Martin Vik Magnussen.
“It was just an accident. Nothing malicious… Like I told you, just a sexual error.”
the TV writes 2 Farouk Abdel-Haq wrote it in a letter to the BBC correspondent.
He was wanted internationally and suspected of the murder and rape of 23-year-old Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen in London in March 2008.
He studied with the 23-year-old Norwegian at Regent’s Business School in London, and is from one of the most powerful and richest families in Yemen.
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Abdul Haq left London just hours after the Norwegian woman was killed. She was not found until three days later – in the garbage room of the apartment building where Abdelhak lived.
Martine was found strangled to death, with 43 different cuts and injuries.
Abdul Haq fled to Yemen and has since been able to live freely there due to the lack of extradition agreements.
The Yemeni constitution also prohibits the extradition of citizens to other countries.
Watch the video- here Martine’s mother confronts a family member of a murder suspect:
“It should have been (…)”
In letters to a BBC correspondent, Reproduced in the BBCHe wrote, among other things, that he regretted going to Yemen.
– I deeply regret the unfortunate incident that occurred. I regret coming here. And he had to stay and bear the consequences of that, according to the channel.
He also writes in several letters that he does not remember much of what happened that night in 2008, when Martine was murdered.
– He writes me flashbacks from time to time.
in BBC case Journalist Nawal Al-Maqafi tells how she made her way to contact the wanted Yemeni.
She writes that she finally got it through Snapchat, and that their shared Yemeni background formed the basis of their relationship.
– Do you want to tell me what happened? She writes that she asked Abdul Haq.
– I don’t know what happened, everything blurred, he replied, According to the BBC.
Al Maghafi wrote that they also talked about growing up and the places they liked in London.
– I did something when I was younger, and it was wrong. I told you under my real name, I specifically cannot go to the UK because of something that happened there, allegedly.
to BBC Abdul Haq further says he does not want to return to the UK, because he believes the legal system there would be biased against him.
– He has no sympathy, of course, for our family, and shows no form of remorse or anything, says Martin’s father, Odd Petter Magnussen, after BBC Share conversations with him.
to BBC Magnussen says he is asking Abdelhak to return to the UK.
The rape and murder of a woman should be the subject of criminal prosecution. Someone has to take responsibility for that, Magnussen says, especially when we know where the suspects are Previously said VG.
This past March, 14 years after Martine’s murder, there was a surprising development – a female relative of Abdelhak was arrested on suspicion of aiding a criminal.
She was released the same night under restraint. A prosecution decision against the woman was expected, but at the end of March the last restrictions were removed, and the woman under investigation was “released.”
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