Breivik appeals appointment of new court psychiatrists to Norwegian Supreme Court
Verdens Gang (VG) reports that Anders Behring Breivik has decided to appeal the appellate court (Borgarting Lagmannsrett) decision to uphold the Oslo District Court’s appointment of new court psychiatrists. Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, says that they have decided to appeal the appointment of the new court psychiatrists because they are of the opinion that the principles in question (eg. that before the trial, it is the prosecutors’ duty, and not the court’s, to bring forth evidence) are important and should be evaluated by the Supreme Court.
Lippestad also said that Breivik has decided to appeal the appointment of two experts to assess the accountability of his again.
“We have decided together with the accused that there will be a further appeal. The reason for this is that we believe there are important principles in the matter should be dealt with by the Supreme Court,” said Lippestad.
The defenders will now write the appeal before they wish to comment any more….
Original article: Breivik anker ny psykiatri-vurdering til Høyesterett
Court psychologist, Pål Grøndahl, says to TV2 that if the decision to appoint new court psychiatrists is upheld, there will be very little time for the new psychiatrists to observe Breivik. They do not have more than eight to nine weeks at their disposal, and according to Grøndahl that is the amount of time typically spent on an ordinary court-appointed psychiatric observation.
Short time to observe Breivik
It’s just a little over two months left to the trial of Behring Anders Breivik begins. If the decision about a new expert opinion remains, the experts very little time to observe Breivik again. So says TV2 expert, court psychologist Pål Grøndahl….
Original article: Knapp tid til å observere Breivik