At the urging of police in Norway, Swedish police visited the woman at her home near Stockholm in late November to question her about the card, which was connected via a USB modem to a computer confiscated by police from Breivik’s farm in Åsta, Norway, the Norwegian daily Verdens Gang (VG) reports.
The woman had bought the card, issued by Swedish telecoms provider Telia, in 2009 in connection with the purchase of a laptop computer and was still paying for the subscription at the time of Breivik’s July 22nd massacre which claimed 77 lives.
“I do not want to comment on this,” the woman told VG when questioned about the connection
She called the situation “unreal”, telling police she hadn’t visited Norway in 15 years.
According to police, the woman explained that she had had trouble with her mobile internet connection and switched cards in 2010. Her computer had also been repaired twice since she purchased it.
A Swedish telecoms expert told VG that while it may have been possible to copy the SIM card, doing so would have been extremely difficult.
Norwegian prosecutor Pål-Fredrik Hjort Kraby also refused to comment on the reported SIM-card ties between Breivik and the Swedish woman, but confirmed for VG that police continue to go through the contents of Breivik’s computers and hard drives.