Løkke regrets his statement in the violence case against Pape’s ex-girlfriend


Experts believe that politicians may have influenced the case. Lars Løkke should not have sent out the tweet, he says.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen regrets that as Prime Minister in 2018 he declared himself “shocked” by a “hate crime” against the ex-girlfriend of De Konservatives chairman Søren Pape Poulsen.

– You can say that the way the case went, and with the verdict that was handed down, it was not a hate crime. Therefore, of course, I should not have written what I wrote, says Lars Løkke.

Several experts told Politiken on Tuesday that statements from several top politicians may have influenced the course of the case against a Slovakian tax lawyer who assaulted Josue Medina Vazquez and was later convicted of violence.

Based on several interviews and a new video recording, the newspaper reviews the proceedings at the LA Bar in Copenhagen.

According to Politiken, a recording should show that officers on the spot would end the case by giving the Slovak a fine. But instead he ended up sitting in custody for 50 days.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen denies that he or the Prime Minister’s Office had any kind of interference in the case.

– I can rule that out 100 percent. The only involvement I have had in that case was the tweet I sent out, he says.

Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen (S) also declared support for Pape and Josue Medina Vazquez in the situation, just as Pape himself wrote about the matter on social media.

– When I wrote it, it was because I was convinced of it, says Løkke and adds that he cleared it with Søren Pape, which, he adds, is still evident from his SMS thread on the phone.

– It was clear to me in the situation that this was what was at stake. I think in the situation that it was strange – also with the homophobia that, after all, rears its ugly face in some places – not to mark it, says Løkke.

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