Justice Minister of Norway, Tor Mikkel Wara tendered his resignation on Thursday after his partner was suspected of staging attacks against the couple to give the impression they were living under threat.
According to the Prime Minister, Erna Solberg; “This has been a difficult affair that I would gladly have done without.
“I am honestly saddened that things have come to this. We will miss his contribution to the government.”
Wara, had taken temporary leave from his position a fortnight ago after it emerged that the Norwegian security service PST was investigating his partner, Laila Anita Bertheussen.
Wara said; “The past few weeks have been hard on me and my family. The decision (to resign) was entirely my own.”
In late 2018, Bertheussen filed a complaint against a theatre troupe for showing pictures of the homes of several politicians — including theirs — as part of a play aimed at demonstrating who was profiting from a more segregated and racist Norway.
After that a series of attacks began against the couple.
Among other things, the couple’s home was vandalised in December 2018 when a swastika and the word “racist” were drawn on their house and car, and their car was set ablaze outside their home in mid-March.