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Murder suspect arrested in Somalia: report

The murder of 21-year-old Jonas Thomsen Sekyere led to national headlines and mass grief in November 2012. After an international manhunt, the primary suspect has reportedly been arrested.

Murder suspect arrested in Somalia: report
Many turned out to pay their respects to Jonas Thomsen Sekyere after he was stabbed to death in a Kødbyen hotspot. File photo: Andreas Beck/Scanpix
The suspect in a high-profile 2012 Copenhagen murder has been apprehended in Somalia, the tabloid Ekstra Bladet has reported. 
 
The 29-year-old man is the primary suspect in the murder of 21-year-old legal student Jonas Thomsen Sekyere at a popular Copenhagen nightspot in November 2012.
 
Sekyere was stabbed in the heart inside the nightclub Bakken in Vesterbro’s meatpacking district, Kødbyen.
 
The murder, which police believe was unprovoked, caused an outpouring of sympathy from city residents. 
 
Hundreds paid tribute to the victim outside of the nightclub and over 2,000 attended the young man’s funeral in Assistens Kirkegård in Nørrebro. 
 
Shortly after the murder, Copenhagen Police arrested and released three young men suspected of being involved in the stabbing. Police then issued an international arrest warrant for the 29-year-old primary suspect.
 
Ekstra Bladet’s sources within Somalia confirmed that the man was arrested. 
 
“I have visited him in jail,” the man’s cousin told the tabloid. “He is doing fine and is just thinking about his wife and two children in Denmark.”
 
Copenhagen Police have yet to confirm any developments in the case.
 
“I have absolutely no comment on the [new] information,” homicide detective Jens Møller told Ekstra Bladet. 

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Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

Almost all of 7-Eleven’s 176 Denmark locations are back up and running with the help of a backup system, the company said on Thursday. 

Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

In an email to news wire Ritzau, 7-eleven said that over 96 percent of its convenience stores across Denmark were now in “stable operation”. That corresponds to around 169 stores.

“We have technicians at the remaining stores who are working hard to get them up and running as soon as possible,” the company said in the email.

However, convenience stores at train stations (where you can buy a transport card) were only accepting Dankort (debit card) payments as of Wednesday evening.

All operational stores outside of train stations currently accept Mobile Pay (app) and cash payments, and many can take Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort. 

“We expect that all stores outside of train stations can accept all Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort during the course of tomorrow morning, and all stores at train stations [will be able to] during the course of the week,” the company wrote late on Wednesday.

The convenience store chain was on Monday hit by a cyber attack that forced all of its 176 stores in Denmark to close.

7-Eleven has confirmed that the outage was due to a ransomware attack — hackers demanded money to return access to the company’s data and systems. 

The attack has been reported to police.

The company’s CEO, Jesper Østergaard, told Ritzau he did not know the extent of losses suffered by 7-Eleven as a result of the incident.

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