The American embassy in Norway has filed an official complaint against the
Norwegian rap group Gatas Parlament for death threats against President
George W. Bush.
The group has established the website killhim.nu where the goal is to
collect money for a bounty on the American president. The American embassy
has reacted by reporting the artists to the police.
«There has been filed a formal complaint against Gatas Palament for
threatening to shoot George W. Bush,» said Pål Kraby, police prosecutor at
Oslo police district to NRK.no. «They have stated this at a website the
The police have launched an investigation, and the artists may face jail
«The sentencing framework of such an action, if it is punishable, will be
incarceration for as much as 12 years. The law has to be interpreted in this
way when there is a threat against a head of state,» Kraby said.