Archive for January 4th, 2012
Norwegian television station, TV2, reports that three psychologists and one psychiatrist, who have all closely followed Anders Behring Breivik in prison for several months since August while he was kept in solitary confinement, have concluded that Breivik is neither psychotic nor schizophrenic, and that he does not require any medication. In contrast, the court-appointed psychiatrists diagnosed Breivik as having paranoid schizophrenia and as being psychotic.
New report on Breivik: “Is not psychotic”
For several months, Anders Behring Breivik has been isolated in Ila prison and detention institution. Just three weeks after 22 July began three psychologists and a psychiatrist from Sandvika community mental health center, a very close follow-up of him in prison.
TV 2 can reveal what their startling conclusion:
They believe Breivik not psychotic or schizophrenic, that he did not need drugs – and that there is not any danger that he will kill himself.
Original article: Ny rapport om Breivik: – Er ikke psykotisk
Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang (VG), reports that several of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs have begun a search for psychiatrists from abroad for a new evaluation of Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik himself has said that he would prefer Japanase court psychiatrists because of the Japanese concept of honor, but he has decided not to request a new psychiatric evaluation by the court.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers are now looking for new independent right that psychiatrists could examine Anders Behring Breivik again….
Sigurd Klomsæt is clear that he thinks it only right is to go abroad to get a new forensic psychiatric assessment.
“I am very skeptical of the report. We have seen in many contexts, that the Norwegian communities are too narrow and self-centered, says Klomsæt, who is counsel for one Utøya-survivors….
He uses the word “incomprehensible” to the conclusion that Anders Behring Breivik is insane.
“He has performed deliberate acts over a long period of time. Is this level for this type of psychiatric conclusions, is that many miscarriage of justice ruled in Norwegian prisons….”
Defense lawyer, Geir Lippestad, has repeatedly expressed that he is satisfied with the right-appointed psychiatrists Synne Sørheim and Torgeir Husby, who this fall concluded that Breivik is criminally insane, on the basis of a total of 13 conversations they had with him in prison.
The terror accused is willing to be examined by the foreign law psychiatrists. Behring Breivik has said that he wants the Japanese right psychiatrists, because of their honor.
Original article: Lanserer utenlandske sakkyndige i Breivik-saken
Related post: Further critique of psychiatric diagnosis
The psychiatric report by court-appointed psychiatrists declaring Anders Behring Breivik insane has received strong critisism by both medical experts and political commentators. Aftenposten has printed an opinion by Norwegian literature professor, Jørgen Haugan, in which he compares Breivik’s diagnosis to that of the famous author, Knut Hamsun, who was declared insane when standing trial for treason following WWII.
Politics and psychiatry
When Anders Behring Breivik was mental examination, he showed up well prepared with a series of questions to the two psychiatrists. The first was whether they liked Knut Hamsun! He also wanted to know if they went in for “multiculturalism”. Behring Breivik evidently feared to suffer the same fate as Hamsun, which is to be declared insane and therefore irresponsible.
In Hamsun’s case was the mental effort clearly a governmental custom work. Professor Gabriel Langfeldt was ordered to issue. H e resisted, because he thought it resisted his professional honor, but was told that his professional honor was subordinate to the national honor. It was the nation that was saved from international shame when judging the beloved poet and Nobel Prize winner as a traitor….
Behring Breivik’s fear of suffering the same fate as Hamsun was known as well-founded. After 36 hours of study psychiatrists declared that Behring Breivik suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, a diagnosis, which also excludes the normal prison sentence.
Original article: Politikk og psykiatri
At Gates of Vienna, well-known Norwegian blogger, Fjordman, responds in an “open letter” to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s New Year’s speech.
An Open Letter to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
January 02, 2012
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg heads a three-party left-wing coalition government. In his prestigious New Year’s speech that was delivered on national TV over several channels on January 1, 2012, the prime minister said many fine things. He also stated the following:
“The Internet at its worst is when totalitarian seducers are allowed to remain unchallenged in dark corners of the Net. We have to face this with resolve. We shall drive them out with the light of knowledge. Voicing opposition to extremism is taking responsibility for the future….”
I am not sure if I understand what he refers to when he speaks of the supposed “dark corners of the Internet”. As Fjordman, before my name became publicly known, I used to say that I had a hidden identity, but not a hidden agenda. Anybody with access to a search engine, which means billions of people worldwide, can easily find out what I think about issues from German wheat beers to astrophysics and superstring theory to sharia law. My essays are brightly-lit, and they are spread across the Internet on different websites. They are not hidden away.
If people believe we have dark and dangerous opinions, then they are welcome to challenge these at Gates of Vienna or the other nasty “Islamophobic” websites where I publish on a regular basis.