Breivik admits he called government department, does not confirm he was March caller
In March 2011, a man called the governmental offices talking about a manifest and shooting of Labor Youth Organization (AUF) members. Now Anders Behring Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, says to Verdens Gang (VG) that Breivik acknowledges that he placed a phone call to a governmental department during the planning phase of the attacks, but that he has difficulties remembering the details of this conversation.
Lippestad says that, in his view, it is important to obtain information about the March phone call, and that he is surprised that the police do not appear to have investigated it. He further says that it is important to bring forth information about whoever was apparently knowledgable about a manifest, the Labor Youth Organization (AUF) and governmental representatives. According to Lippestad, the threatening phone call is important if it was made by the accused (Breivik), and at least equally as important if it was not.
In March, a man phoned the switchboard in the government building and talked about a manifesto and to shoot AUF-ers. Anders Behring Breivik’s defense will know who called….
“In our opinion, it is important to get information about someone who has known the plans manifesto, Labour Youth and the named individuals in the government. It is important if it is accused, and at least as important if it is not,” says Lippestad.
He is critical of how the case has been treated by the police.
“I am surprised that the police have not investigated this, but given the ministry responsible for investigating itself. It is very unusual in such a serious matter,” said Lippestad….
Original article: Breivik innrømmer telefonsamtale til departementet
An employee at the govermental offices reported the threatening phone conversation back in March. The police have apparently not searched through the voice recordings at the governmental offices, but have requested that governmental employees search though the thousands of recorded conversations from the time period in question. They have, so far, not been able to find the conversation.
Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said to NRK that either it is the accused (Breivik) who placed the call, or it was someone familiar with the attack plans. Lippestad also said that since the police have used much time looking into whether other people were involved in the 7/22 attacks, they should, therefore, also be following up on this material themselves.
The police have not yet questioned Breivik about the phone conversation. Breivik is no longer answering any questions from the police since they have not formalized and provided, in writing, certain stipulations that had been previously agreed upon, namely that Breivik would be guaranteed access to a personal computer with word processing software and a version of Wikipedia for the duration of his imprisonment.
“Whether it is the accused who have called into this conversation, or is there someone who has known of the plans. Police have spent much time trying to find out if more people have been involved, and therefore they should have control over this material. It is unfortunate that they do not,” says Lippestad….
“Why are the police so little interested in these audit logs?”
“I do not know, and do not understand. They gain the power of this telephone conversation, and it must be important to know if there really was a person number two. I do not understand why they have not prioritized this,” answer Breivik defender.
Lippestad says that he has asked police to investigate, or “requested investigative steps” as he calls it. He sees it as central to the case if there have been some who have known Anders Breivik Behring plans….
Original article: Lippestad refser politiet for manglende etterforskning