Archive for February 19th, 2012
Norwegian Newspaper, Vårt Land, reports that, according to a letter sent out from the Norwegian Editors Association (Norsk Redaktørforening) to its members, city streets surrounding the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) in downtown Oslo will be blocked off to traffic during the trial against Anders Behring Breivik.
The association informed its members that the reason for this arrangement is to make space for broadcasting buses from international television stations.
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) has previously stated that they are concerned about threats and violence in relation to the trial.
140 newsrooms have so far expressed their interest to follow the trial of Behring Anders Breivik.
The streets around the Oslo Courthouse will be closed to make room for the buses from international TV stations that will transfer directly from the terrorism trial.
140 newsrooms have so far expressed their interest to follow the trial of Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo District Court. The case starts 16 April and is expected to last for ten weeks.
85 of editors are foreign – 55 are Norwegian. From the many TV stations that have expressed interest, there are reports that some 20 media buses will come….
Original article: Stenger gater i Oslo under terrorrettssaken
Dagbladet writes that Anders Behring Breivik’s lawyers will argue in court that he was legally accountable when he carried out the 7/22 attacks. Up until now, Breivik’s defense attorneys had not publicly announced what argument they would make with regard to Breivik’s legal accountability.
“He is is firm on that he is accountable and clear on that he does not recognize himself in the description in the first [psychiatric] report. He is sure that the new psychiatrists will perceive him in a different way than the first. We have to put forth arguments [in court] in accordance to his wishes,” Lippestad, Breivik’s lawyer, said to Dagbladet.
Dagbladet also reports that, according to lawyer Tord Jordet, Breivik has set preconditions for partaking in a new series of psychiatric interviews: that the conversations be recorded and that the psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, should read all his explanations given to the police, as well as his manifest, so that they have the necessary background information.
The first court appointed psychiatrists, Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim, concluded that Breivik suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and that his political ideas are the result of psychosis. Breivik has, through his lawyers, stated that 80% of the conversations did not take place as described by the two psychiatrists.
Aftenposten writes that Asbjørn Rachlew, who has been leading the police questioning of Breivik, strongly encourages the two new court-appointed psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas og Terje Tørrissen, to record the interviews.
“Listening and observation is an important part of the communication in an intverview or an interrogation. But to sit taking notes affects the listening [ability]. There is also no doubt that the one carrying out the questioning sharpens up when a recording that can be played off and analyzed afterwards, is being made,” Rachlew said to Aftensposten.
Lawyer, Tord Jordet, said to Verdens Gang (VG) that Breivik said he took arguments to their logical extreme when talking to the first court-appointed psychiatrists, and attempted to appear more extreme than he really is, and that he believes that this led to the psychiatrists’ conclusions.
According to Jordet, Breivik wished to say things that are extreme in order to move the threshold for what is perceived by society as extreme, so that what was previously considered radical would become moderate after his statements. “He says he has done this because he wished [to bring about] an ideologcal change in society,” Jordet said.
Would argue that Breivik be punished
Anders Behring Breivik wants to convince the new psychiatrists that he is sane. His defenders will argue the same thing in court.
Breivik’s defenders have so far refused to say whether they will argue in court that the client is sane or insane.
But after Wednesday night became known that Breivik takes an about-face and still want to work with the two new psychiatric experts, and that he will fight for them to declare him as a sane, defenders will now argue the same thing in court.
This means that Breivik can be punished for crimes he did 22 July.
“He is certain that he is sane and clear that he did not recognize themselves in the first report’s descriptions. He is confident that the new psychiatrists will see him in another way than the first,” says defender Geir Lippestad to Dagbladet….
Original artle: Vil argumentere for at Breivik skal straffes
Interrogation Chair calls for sound recordings
Asbjorn Rachlew has led the questioning of terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik. He calls the new law psychiatrists in the case strongly to document the conversations they have with Breivik.
“Listening and observation is an important part of communication in an interview or interrogation. But to sit and write is hard beyond listening. There is also no doubt that the person conducting the hearing, sharpens itself when taken recordings can be played back and analyzed afterwards,” said the police officer.
“Recording is a good tool for police and judicial system and will also be the right of psychiatrists,” he says….
Original article: Avhørsleder oppfordrer til lydopptak
Appeared to be more extreme on purpose
Anders Breivik Behring claims that after 22 July has tried to appear more extreme and aggressive than he really is.
Now he says he will try to correct the impression when the new psychiatric expert to evaluate the accountability of his.
“He has said that many of the perspectives he has chosen is very ambitious and quite aggressive, and that he has put them on the tip. He believes it is this that has led to the conclusion of the first expert,” says Breivik defender Tord Jordet….
Original article: Breivik hevder han lurte rettspsykiaterne