Archive for January 26th, 2012
The new court-appointed psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, wrote in a letter to the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) that they wish Anders Behring Breivik to be involuntarily hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for three to four weeks of observation.
In the letter, the psychiatrists make it clear that they seek forced hospitalization of Breivik even in the event that he were to change his mind and accept to participate in a second round of questioning by psychiatrists.
The original court-appointed psychiatrists concluded that Breivik’s political ideas are the result of psychosis and that his concerns of being monitored by the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) before the 7/22 attacks are symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia.
Psychiatry Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen for terror accused Anders Breivik Behring admitted to the hospital to evaluate his mental condition.
Yesterday the court received a statement from the new experts around the question of admission of the 32-year-old terrorist….
The opportunity to conduct such an investigation under the Criminal Procedure Act § 167. It is about a so-called “judicial observation”, and experts believe it should take place in three to four weeks….
Original article: Rettsakkyndige vil tvinge Breivik til undersøkelse
Psychiatrists’ letter (in Norwegian).
Neither Breivik nor his lawyers desire a new psychiatric evaluation, and they believe that the court used confidential medical records from Ila Prison that should not have been available to the court when it made its decision.
One of Breivik’s lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, said to Dagbladet that they believe that the court will accept their appeal of the decision, but that they will appeal the appointment of the new psychiatrists to the Norwegian Supreme Court if necessary.
The new experts in terror case says it is necessary.
Breivik and his defense team does not want a new psychiatric examination. They consider, among other things, that it is committed procedural error and that the court has made use of confidential material as it does not have the opportunity.
“We believe that the Court will agree with us. If not, we will, if necessary, bring this to the Supreme Court. “Then you have to wait for any Supreme Court decision,” she says.
The response from the Appellate Court of Appeal is expected early next week….
Original article: Vil tvangsinnlegge Breivik selv om han samarbeider
Government evaluating legality of construction of one-man psychiatric hospital inside prison for Breivik
According to VG’s sources, several leaders from the health authorities visited Ila Prison last week in relation to an ongoing evaluation by the government on the possibility of building a one-man psychiatric hospital inside the prison specifically for Anders Behring Breivik.
In the event that the court finds that Breivik is mentally ill and, therefore, not legally accountable for his actions, Norway’s health authorities are obliged by law to immediately provide adequate treatment in a psychiatric hospital. According to VG’s sources, there is strong doubt among health officials whether the security at Norway’s mental insitutions is good enough to prevent Breivik from escaping alone or with outside assistance.
State Secretary, Robin Kåss (Labor), says to VG that he does not want to deny that a high security arrangement inside Ila prison is among the alternatives that are currently being evaluated. According to VG, the government is evaluating whether they need to go to parliament to request law changes in order to make it legal to keep Breivik inside prison rather than a hospital should he be committed to psychiatric care.
Fears for safety if Breivik sentenced to compulsory treatment
Within the fenced around Ila prison considering the health care system to build a “one-man hospital” for the terrorist accused Anders Behring Breivik.
Secretary of State Robin Kåss (AP) will not deny to VG that such a separate high security construction inside the prison area is among options being considered if Breivik is sentenced to compulsory psychiatric care.
“It is right that we look at a number of options that can ensure both his safety and concern for community protection,” said Kåss to VG.
Original article: Breivik kan få eget sykehus på Ila