Fredrik Fasting Torgersen

Norwegian murderer

Fredrik Ludvig Fasting Torgersen (1 October 1934 – 19 June 2015) was a Norwegian man who was convicted of murder in 1958. Serving 16 years in prison before being released, he has claimed his innocence many times.[1]

Fredrik Fasting Torgersen in the centre of a police lineup

In 2013 Bjørg Njaa, a daughter of a judge in the 1958 trial said that her father was prejudiced against Torgersen even before being assigned to the trial.[2] In 2014 he was denied access to official recordings of then leader of the Norwegian Board of Forensic Medicine, Bjørnar Olaisen, answering to Criminal Cases Review Commission.[3]


  1. Berg, Jon Knut (2007). "Torgersen-saken". In Henriksen, Petter (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  2. "Torgersens testamente". Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2015-06-19.
  3. Fasting får ikke utlevert lydbånd [Fasting will not receive audio tape]