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Attorney Appeals to Norwegian Supreme Court to Release Two Israelis Held in Murder Case

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The defense attorney for the two Israelis jailed here in connection with the slaying of a Moroccan citizen, appealed yesterday to the Norwegian Supreme Court to obtain their release. The lawyer, Annaeus Schajoedt, has asked the court to set them free promising that they will not leave the country without proper authorization. The two Israelis, arrested July 21 after the slaying in Lillehammer of Ahmed Boushicki, are held on suspicion of murder and espionage. An investigating magistrate has remanded them for 12 weeks and a local court has confirmed this order.

Schajoedt, who has been retained by the two men’s families, has not yet conferred with his two clients. A spokesman for his law firm told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he has not yet seen the relevant documents of the case.

The Norwegian government is due to meet tomorrow to consider possible action against the Israeli Embassy attache, Yigal Eyal, at whose home the two Israelis were arrested. Although Eyal enjoys diplomatic immunity, certain Norwegian officials would like to see him expelled for having harbored the suspects.

Well informed sources told the JTA that no concrete steps will probably be taken against Eyal till after the trial. The sources added that the Norwegian police have issued “wanted bulletins” through Interpol for four other people wanted in connection with the Boushicki slaying.

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