Norway: Anders Behring Breivik still feels no remorse
Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian far-right extremist, who killled 77 people in twin attacks in July, still no signs of remorse, his lawyer has admitted.
"He says he does not regret these actions. That is of course a message that is difficult to convey, but he is very clear on this point … He believes it was necessary," Geir Lippestad told the TV2 News Channel.
"He thinks his actions were atrocious but necessary," the lawyer said, reiterating phrasing used several times to describe his client’s deeds.
Now in custody at the high-security Ila prison near Oslo, Behring Breivik, 32, is scheduled to go on trial on April 16.
A psychiatric evaluation of the confessed killer concluded late last month that he suffered from “paranoid schizophrenia”.
If confirmed by a panel of experts and the Oslo court, that conclusion will most likely mean Behring Breivik cannot go to prison but instead will be sent to a closed psychiatric institution for treatment. (via Telegraph)