mainman Varg Vikernes
and his 25-year-old wife Marie Cachet
were officially released from prison after spending two days in custody under the suspicion of "preparing a major terrorist act,"
also described as a "massacre."
reports, French prosecutors have confirmed to NRK
that the couple was freed on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Same source also indicates that the French police can hold the terrorism suspects for a maximum of 96 hours prior to bringing preliminary charges.
The 40-year-old singer was initially arrested after his wife had purchased four rifles, for which she had a legal firearms permit.
"Vikernes did not plan terror attacks,"
Varg's French lawyer, Julien Freyssinet
, told Aftenposten
. "The weapons are purchased for the couple's leisure activities and life philosophy. Vikernes only wants to live peacefully with his family."
As Freyssinet pointed out, the rifles were bought "completely legally and without hiding a thing, as part of a philosophy followed by the couple - that of survivalism."
Vikernes was also linked to the Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik
, as he received a copy of Breivik manifesto in the past. Breivik is the man responsible for the July 2011 Oslo massacre and the death of 77 Norwegians.
However, Varg has already condemned the killer's actions in a statement on official website
, calling him the "main problem for Europe, because guys like you allow the Jews to run Europe into the ditch. The Jews would not have been able to do anything to us if it hadn't been for Christian losers like you!"
The singer's former lawyer John Christian Elden previously described the case against Vikernes as "thin." "It's less than what Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) tend to have every time they arrest Islamists in Norway and release them a short time later,"
the attorney said.