Laila Anita Bertheussen is the cohabitant of former Minister of Justice Tor Mikkel Wara (Frp). Among other things, she is charged under section 115 of the Criminal Code.
The section covers attacks on the activities of the highest state bodies and affects those who, through the use of “power, threats or in any other unlawful manner, cause danger” which means that these are hindered or influenced in their activities.
The background for the indictment is several episodes in the winter of 2018/19 where, among others, the then Minister of Justice Wara was threatened. According to the indictment, FRP politicians Ingvil Smine’s Tybring-Gjedde and Christian Tybring-Gjedde also received threatening letters.
Bertheussen reviewed Black Box Teater in Oslo for having filmed their house for the performance Ways of Seeing.
According to the prosecution, Bertheussen must have made the threats so that they gave the impression that they came from one or more people behind the play Ways of Seeing, possibly from people who sympathized with the content of the play. Bertheussen denies criminal guilt.
The case started in Oslo District Court on Tuesday 8 September. Last day in court is October 23. On Friday 16 October, several police officers will testify in court. In addition, linguist Sylfest Lomheim. He has analyzed shipments to defender John Christian Elden and e-mails to Dagbladet.