Archive for February 2nd, 2012
Anders Behring Brevik’s appeal of the Oslo District Court’s appointment of new court psychiatrists has been rejected by the appellate court (Borgarting Lagmannsrett).
Verdens Gang (VG) writes that Breivik’s lawyers are of the opinion that the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) has gone beyond its mandate when it appointed new psychiatrists before having access to the evidence in the case. According to Norwegian criminal law, it is the prosecutors that carry out the investigation until the trial begins, not the courts.
In its decision, the appellate court writes that the Oslo District Court has the ability to appoint new court psychiatrists, even if this is not requested by the prosecutors or the accused.
Breivik’s lawyers also argued that the Oslo District Court committed a procedural error when it used confidential psychiatric (i.e. medical) reports from Ila Prison as the basis for its decision. The appellate court rejected this argument deciding that the psychiatrist in question, Randi Rosenqvist, had officially been hired by Ila Prison not to offer Breivik treatment, but rather to evaluate the security situation.
VG also writes that the prison forwarded the confidential reports to the police who, in turn, forwarded them to the Oslo District Court.
Breivik’s lawyers have previously indicated they intend to appeal the appointment of the new court psychiatrists to the Norwegian Supreme Court if necessary.
The Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal of terror accused Anders Behring Breivik (32) for new experts.
On behalf of Breivik defenders appealed the ruling of the Oslo District Court that it will conduct a new forensic psychiatric examination….
Original article: Breiviks anke forkastet av lagmannsretten
Aftenposten has published information from the 7/22 Oslo police log.
22 July asked the Government Crisis council police guard help, but was told that this had to be taken care of the Armed Forces.
Police logs show that the security chief of the Defense Ministry at 18.53 calling at Oslo police and ask for security, because the key people in government are collected in Norwegian Defense Ministry.
Government Crisis consists of government council the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as departments council for several ministries.
The answer he gets from the police staff, however terse. At 1909 decides that the police guards at the ministry to be carried out by the military itself, according to police its own log of 22 July….
3:25 p.m. Downtown Police reports explosions near the own station
3:25 p.m. Patrol F 806 reports on explosion in Skippergata
3:25 p.m. Patrol S 20 report an explosion in the People’s house in Young Street
3:26 p.m. AMK notified
3:26 p.m. Notice that it’s been a bomb in Christian Krogh’s street….
Original article: Politiet avviste vakthold da Regjeringens kriseråd var samlet