Posted on October 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Norwegian authorities filed charges in the shooting of the man who published that country's edition of The Satanic Verses on Tuesday ... nearly twenty-five years later to the day.

The New York Times reported that no information about the suspects — including names, numbers, or nationalities — has been released, nor have officials revealed what evidence they have.

What is known, then? That the charges come just two days before a deadline that would have foreclosed prosecution.

William Nygaard survived being shot three times outside his home in an Oslo suburb on October 11, 1993, in what many believed to be an angry reaction from Muslims to Salman Rushdie’s novel.

Rushdie spent some time in hiding after Iran’s supreme leader called upon Muslims to kill anyone involved in publishing The Satanic Verses, though that didn’t prevent Nygaard’s company from releasing the Norwegian-language edition.

Read more on The New York Times’s website.

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