Friday, April 29, 2005

Norwegian Court Convicts First Woman for Rape

An update on this case:

A Norwegian court has sentenced a woman to nine months in jail for raping a man, the first such conviction in the Scandinavian country that prides itself for its egalitarianism. The 31-year-old man fell asleep on a sofa at a party in January last year and told the court in the western city of Bergen he woke to find the 23-year-old woman was having oral sex with him. Under Norwegian law, all sexual acts with someone who is "unconscious or for other reasons unable to oppose the act" are considered rape. The court sentenced the woman Wednesday to nine months in jail and ordered her to pay 40,000 Norwegian crowns ($6,355) in compensation. "This is a very harsh sentence," the woman's lawyer, Per Magne Kristiansen, told the Norwegian news agency NTB. The woman argued the man had been awake and consented. The prosecutor had sought a 10-month sentence and argued the court should not be more lenient with a woman than a man. It was Norway's first conviction of a woman for rape.


At April 29, 2005 4:37 AM, Blogger Steen said...

Posting on dansih meeting on freedom of speech in Sweden.

Read -Jan Milld s statement.

best regards Steen

At April 29, 2005 4:48 AM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Thanks, Steen. I'm preparing a long post about Sweden, and perhaps one about Norway, next week. Have you ever considered writing some posts in English? You have by far the best blog about Sweden in existence, but it is off-limits to non-Scandinavians.

At April 29, 2005 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let me see if I've got this right: A man complained to the point of filing criminal charges because a woman performed oral sex on him.

Is that the story here?

OK, it *is* more fun when you're conscious, so maybe that's why he was offended. Still...

When will she be getting out?

At April 29, 2005 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the same in Norway as in Holland they have double standards!
A Dutchman was sentenced for 9 month 'because' he had a Molotov cocktail in his car when he was stopped by the police during a control in the neighborhood of a Mosque!
A man of Morocco was only centenced for 3 month when he had maps and drawings for terroristacts on the airoport Schiphol and other places he also had forbidden weapons in his house!
The judge only fined him for three months because of forbidden weapon possession!
In Holland 14 Moslemboys rapped a girl of 13 years in the Spaardammerbuurt (a district in Amsterdam) There was a hard proof but because of the Dutch authorities did not want to put a blame on poor helpless foreigners they covered it up!
That lady got the same as a Norwegian male! Right!
But the Norwegian courts are much milder to Moslem guys just as in the Netherlands!
If a foreigner is offending a Dutchman with the most rotten words the Duch police is doing nothing If a Dutchman complains he tells him that he must have tollerance!!!!!!!!
But when the Duchy is loosing his control and says something back e.g. dummy.
He will be arrested at the same moment by that same Dutch police, because that they call dicrimination and insult!
If a Duth swears it is absolutly dicrimination! They don't call it discrimination if a foreigner swears, no you will be rebuked because you don't have respect for straingers!
Hypocracy is ruling on the courts!
Huichelarij nevner vi dette i Nederland!
p.s. Is it the oilmoney perhaps which is ruling on the courts?

At April 29, 2005 4:40 PM, Blogger Rune said...

Hello Steen. You don't seem to have a contact form on the blog?

At April 29, 2005 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheik withdrawals rape-victim comments,5478,15121233^421,00.html,5478,15121233^421,00.html
French Islamic group offers rich soil for militancy
How can someone send you news?

At April 29, 2005 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheik withdrawals rape-victim comments

French Islamic group offers rich soil for militancy

Hope you can read this.

At April 29, 2005 6:44 PM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Thanks for posting this.

Of course, my knee jerk reaction is to be horrified, and say, why should she receive such a long sentence.

Yet, I suppose in the true nature of equality, this is welcome news.

At April 29, 2005 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I get the feeling, that all this is a setup.

If the two concerned in this encounter, are good looking, then I see lots of deals with the tabloid press. This certainly would be the case in Britain.


At April 30, 2005 2:27 AM, Blogger Fjordman said...

Anonymous: I can read the link just fine if you post it like you did. Thanks.


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