Oslo Suspect Says Chinese Interests Targeted

A man in custody in Norway on suspicion of plotting bombings with two accomplices, said Tuesday the planned attack was aimed at Chinese interests and not a Danish newspaper, his lawyer told the NTB news agency.

Mikael Davud, a 39-year-old ethnic Uighur from China who is a Norwegian citizen, “has confessed under interrogation to plans to hit Chinese interests,” his lawyer Arild Humlen told NTB.

“He has used the two other suspects as errand boys for the plans, and they knew nothing of his motives,” he added.

Davud’s confession runs counter to the accounts of his accomplice Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, who said the three men had planned to attack the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, renowned for having published caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in September 2005.

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