August 15, 2012
Picture Gallery: Norway’s Tragedy
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people on July 22, 2011 first detonating a car bomb outside government headquarters and killing eight, then gunning down 69 people, mostly teenagers, at the ruling Labour Party’s summer camp on Utøya Island. (via Reuters.com)

Picture Gallery: Norway’s Tragedy

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people on July 22, 2011 first detonating a car bomb outside government headquarters and killing eight, then gunning down 69 people, mostly teenagers, at the ruling Labour Party’s summer camp on Utøya Island. (via Reuters.com)

April 20, 2012
Oslo, Norway
Boys stand in front of a memorial for the victims of the July 22, 2011 attacks near the cathedral on the fourth day of the terrorism and murder trial against mass killer Anders Behring Breivik (via Reuters.com)

Oslo, Norway

Boys stand in front of a memorial for the victims of the July 22, 2011 attacks near the cathedral on the fourth day of the terrorism and murder trial against mass killer Anders Behring Breivik (via Reuters.com)

April 19, 2012
Oslo, Norway
Anders Behring Breivik at the start of the third day of proceedings in the courthouse. His defiant closed-fist salute has been the subject of speculation (via guardian.co.uk)

Oslo, Norway

Anders Behring Breivik at the start of the third day of proceedings in the courthouse. His defiant closed-fist salute has been the subject of speculation (via guardian.co.uk)

March 9, 2012

Norway: Anders Behring Breivik charged with terrorism and murder - video

Norwegian prosecutors indict Anders Behring Breivik on terror and murder charges for killing 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage on 22 July 2011. The confessed mass killer is unlikely to go to prison as prosecutors consider the rightwing extremist to be psychotic, and seek a sentence of involuntary commitment to psychiatric care instead of imprisonment (via The Guardian)

March 4, 2012
Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik wants first interview with foreign TV
The gunman who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway wants to give his first interview to a foreign television channel before his trial opens in April, his lawyer had said.
Attorney Geir Lippestad told Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) that he had advised his client Anders Behring Breivik against giving any media interviews because “it is not wise to speak out before the trial”.
"But Breivik has maintained that he would like to be interviewed by a foreign television channel," Lippestad said.
The 32-year-old right-wing extremist, who was declared by psychiatrists last year to be criminally insane, has not spoken to the media since his deadly rampage last July.
Numerous Norwegian and foreign media outlets have expressed an interest in interviewing Breivik in the high-security Ila prison near Oslo, where he is being held pending the opening of his trial on April 16.
"It’s true that at this point he has a specific foreign media outlet in mind but it doesn’t mean that a deal has been reached," another of his lawyers, Vibeke Hein Baera, told AFP. (via Telegraph)

Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik wants first interview with foreign TV

The gunman who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway wants to give his first interview to a foreign television channel before his trial opens in April, his lawyer had said.

Attorney Geir Lippestad told Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) that he had advised his client Anders Behring Breivik against giving any media interviews because “it is not wise to speak out before the trial”.

"But Breivik has maintained that he would like to be interviewed by a foreign television channel," Lippestad said.

The 32-year-old right-wing extremist, who was declared by psychiatrists last year to be criminally insane, has not spoken to the media since his deadly rampage last July.

Numerous Norwegian and foreign media outlets have expressed an interest in interviewing Breivik in the high-security Ila prison near Oslo, where he is being held pending the opening of his trial on April 16.

"It’s true that at this point he has a specific foreign media outlet in mind but it doesn’t mean that a deal has been reached," another of his lawyers, Vibeke Hein Baera, told AFP. (via Telegraph)

February 7, 2012
Oslo, Norway
Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people, arrives at a court hearing. Breivik admitted to detonating a bomb at a government building in Oslo that killed eight people and gunning down 69 more at an island summer camp for Labour Party youths in July. The court will decide if Breivik will be remanded in custody. (via Reuters.com)

Oslo, Norway

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people, arrives at a court hearing. Breivik admitted to detonating a bomb at a government building in Oslo that killed eight people and gunning down 69 more at an island summer camp for Labour Party youths in July. The court will decide if Breivik will be remanded in custody. (via Reuters.com)

January 25, 2012
Norway mulls one-man hospital for killer: report
Norwegian health authorities may be forced to build a one-man hospital for terrorism suspect Anders Behring Breivik if a court finds he should be placed in psychiatric care, according to a media report.
Staff at the high security Ila prison have taken strict measures to keep Breivik apart from other inmates since his incarceration there in July after the dual terrorist attacks that left 77 people dead.
State-appointed specialists have previously found Breivik to be criminally insane, meaning he will be placed in psychiatric care unless that decision is overturned on appeal.
But none of Norway’s existing psychiatric institutions are considered anywhere near secure enough to house the 32-year-old right-wing extremist, newspaper VG reports.
According to VG, health authorities are examining the possibility of constructing a miniature hospital within the confines of Ila prison, where Breivik would stay on as the sole patient. (via The Local)

Norway mulls one-man hospital for killer: report

Norwegian health authorities may be forced to build a one-man hospital for terrorism suspect Anders Behring Breivik if a court finds he should be placed in psychiatric care, according to a media report.

Staff at the high security Ila prison have taken strict measures to keep Breivik apart from other inmates since his incarceration there in July after the dual terrorist attacks that left 77 people dead.

State-appointed specialists have previously found Breivik to be criminally insane, meaning he will be placed in psychiatric care unless that decision is overturned on appeal.

But none of Norway’s existing psychiatric institutions are considered anywhere near secure enough to house the 32-year-old right-wing extremist, newspaper VG reports.

According to VG, health authorities are examining the possibility of constructing a miniature hospital within the confines of Ila prison, where Breivik would stay on as the sole patient. (via The Local)

December 21, 2011
Norway: my son is worst terrorist since WWII - Jens Breivik

The father of Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in twin attacks in July, says his son is the “worst terrorist” since World War II, in an interview released on Wednesday.

Jens Breivik, 76, a retired diplomat who lives in the south of France, told German news weekly Stern that he last had contact with his son about six years ago by phone but that he now wanted to visit him in prison.

"I want to look him in the eyes. Perhaps I am in a position to arouse feelings in him," he told Stern in comments published in German.

"He is the worst terrorist since the Second World War. He killed 77 innocent people and isn’t even showing remorse," he added in an interview.

Breivik, who divorced Anders’s mother when he was one year old, said they did not have much of a father-son relationship and had no common interests. But he indicated he felt a sense of guilt.

"Probably all that wouldn’t have happened if I had looked after Anders more," he added.

Behring Breivik killed a total of 77 people on July 22nd, most of whom died when he embarked on a shooting spree on the island of Utøya, some 40 kilometres north-west of Oslo. (via The Local)

December 15, 2011
Norway: confessed terrorist writing in prison

A defense attorney for confessed terrorist Anders Behring Breivik says he’s working on a manuscript while in custody. Breivik, meanwhile, has now been granted access to newspapers, radio and TV after being held in solitary confinement since his attacks on July 22.

“He’s writing about how he will continue his struggle,” defense attorney Vibeke Hein Bæra told P4 News. She said it was “a bit unclear” whether it will be a continuation of the more than 1,000-page manifesto he released online before launching his attacks, or whether it will become a book.

Bæra said Breivik had “been looking forward” to having access to media and “being able to orient himself on what’s happening in society. At the same time, his main focus is on what he’s writing.”

Breivik has been declared insane by two court-appointed psychiatrists, and may be transferred from prison to a psychiatric institution. It remains unclear whether any publishing company would print or distribute his work. (via Views and News from Norway)

December 13, 2011
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)

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)

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