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Norwegian police barred from Congo investigation

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Norwegian police barred from Congo investigation
Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland at their appeal case in 2010 - Heiko Junge Scanpix
10:47 CEST+02:00
The officer leading the Democratic Republic of Congo's investigation into the death of Norwegian Tjostolv Moland in prison has refused to give Norwegian police a role.
 
"We do not need help," Major General Tim Mukutu told VG newspaper. "The Norwegian investigators can observe the investigation, but will not take part." 
 
Officers from Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service arrived in Kinshasa at 2pm on Thursday afternoon, hoping to take part in the autopsy of Moland's body, which is expected to take place on Saturday. 
 
Joshua French, 31, found Moland dead in his cell on Sunday. The two former Norwegian army officers had been incarcerated in the Congolese capital Kinshasa since 2009, charged with murdering their driver Abedi Kasongo. 
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