Sunday, January 20, 2008


About one month back I posted a story about the murder on Dr. Fuat Deniz, an Assyrian Christian professor living and working in Orebro, Sweden. In that post, I stated that muslims had carried out the assassination. I was wrong. The truth is more prosaic. According to the excellent Gates of Vienna, which has followed this affair closely, Mr. Deniz was the victim of an old family feud:

But now the Swedish police have arrested a suspect, and politics was apparently not involved. Instead it was, like so many murders, a family quarrel:

Murder suspect ‘was related’ to lecturer

Police in Örebro have confirmed that university lecturer Fuat Deniz was related to a 42-year-old man being held in connection with his murder.Police said that an old feud between the two family members constituted the most likely motive for the killing. “The political motive is no longer valid,” police spokesman Torbjörn Carlson told SVT. The suspect was questioned by police on Thursday evening and the investigation is said by Carlson to be progressing well. Prosecutors have applied for the suspect to be remanded in custody, with a hearing scheduled for 1pm on Friday. Deniz, 40, was stabbed in Örebro University’s sports complex on December 11th last year. He died of his injuries two days later. Police in Örebro have questioned hundreds of people in a wide-ranging investigation into the murder.

I apologize to the DowneastBlog readership for the incorrect information.


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