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Burzum's Varg Vikernes Released, No Charges Are Filed

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After being arrested in France earlier this week for suspicion of planning a massacre when his wife purchased several rifles, Varg Vikernes of Burzum has now been released and no charges have been filed.

The website Nrk.no reports (translated from Norwegian):

"The French prosecutor confirms to NRK.no that Varg Vikernes was released at 19:00 Thursday night.

"Police were unable to identify specific terrorist plans or terrorist target and Vikernes would not be prosecuted for this. On Tuesday morning, he was arrested at his home with his wife on suspicion of planning terrorist acts."

However, Vikernes will apparently still have to appear court in a few weeks for a breach of racism laws in France. Further details will be announced as they are made available.

Vikernes served 21 years in prison for the murder of Mayhem's Euronymous, as well as receiving convictions for burning four churches. He moved to France with his wife and children following his release in 2009.

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6 Comments on "Varg Vikernes Released, No Charges Filed"

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1. Moribund Antares writes:

Yep, I was sure it's nonsense...

Varg is more popular and respected than Breivik would ever be and is talented at art not only at murder like Breivik. Moreover, he's got a beautiful young French wife and two kids, to ruin it for himself at this stage...

maybe he would, to burn down Notre Dame (but nothing serious at any rate) LOL

# Jul 18, 2013 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Any press is good press. I'm sure he'll see a nice little uptick in sales.

# Jul 18, 2013 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Yeah this was pretty obviously going to happen from the outset, doesn't seem like he'd be the type to risk breaking a law for a few .22 rifles. Though if Varg wasn't wearing a tin-foil hat about the government monitoring his behavior before he will be now.

# Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jackrum writes:

so I gotta scrap the petition..

aww.......

in other news. this was predictable as no terrorist material was mentioned in any of the news reports except breiviks nonsense

# Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

You said it, Brian. And the way I see it, that was precisely the plan at the Vikerneses.

# Jul 19, 2013 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. wilco writes:

good news for a sunday

# Jul 21, 2013 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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