The Norwegian Helsinki Committee expresses condolences
- We wish to express our deepest condolences with all those who have been affected by the tragic and despicable actions at
Utøya and in Oslo, Secretary General Bjørn Engesland says. The attacks targeted the best we have: our youth, our openness,
We have been touched by all the messages we have received from our friends all over Europe, expressing shock and sympathy
with the Norwegian people. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is committed to the very values that have been targeted: Freedom
of expression, tolerance and the inviolabilitily of the individual. The attacks are a reminder that our values cannot be taken
for granted, they need to be protected every day, by all of us. Our hearts go out to the victims' relatives and the AUF.