Archive for February 29th, 2012
The psychiatric observation of Anders Behring Breivik ordered by the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) commenced at Ila Prison today reports NRK. The observations will take place in a sixty square meter room on the floor above the three cells to which Breivik currently has access. According to NRK, the room contains a sofa group, a work desk, a television and a dining area. Psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists will be in the room together with Breivik observing him while he reads, writes and eats.
The Oslo District Court has decided that the observations must be completed before the end of March. NRK reports that the observations will, together with the interviews, form the basis for the psychiatric report that the new court-appointed psychiatrists have to hand over to the court at the latest on April 10th. It is currently not known for how long the psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen, will find it necessary to conduct their 24-hour observations.
NRK also reports that the psychiatrists will continue their interviews with Breivik in parallel to the continuous observation of his activities.
One of Breivik’s lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, told NRK that Breivik intends to read and write as he usually does. If he wishes to exercise, he will be transferred back to his cells on the floor below, and neither exercising or bathroom visits are part of the observation writes NRK. Psychiatric nurses will, however, be at Ila Prison during the night so that Breivik can be observed at night.
Aftenposten writes that yesterday Breivik’s lawyers showed him police photos of the victims from the explosion in Oslo and from the shooting at Utøya. According to Aftenposten, one of his lawyers, Odd Ivar Grøn, told the Norwegian Telegram Bureau (NTB), a Norwegian press agency, that Breivik thought the pictures were gruesome, but that he did not display any physical reaction.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
These six will observe Breivik
The more than 60 square meters room where Breivik to stay, the windows of plexiglass. The room consists of a large sofa, a workstation, a television and a separate dining area where Breivik can enjoy meals.
- It is bright and pleasant, and neither Breivik or we have objections to the room, says lawyer Vibeke Hein Bæra to NRK.
During the observation Breivik plans to read and write, the way he usually does on the cell.
He will initially be under observation all day Wednesday.
If he wants to train, he must return to cell division, and neither exercise or bathroom visits are part of the judicial observation.
Questioning at the police station in Oslo and visits by the defense lawyers in the prison will take place as normal during the observation period, according to Hein Bæra.
The two new experts on the matter, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen, will continue their discussions with Breivik in parallel with the observation….
Original article: Disse seks skal observere Breivik
Director of Public Prosecutions will consider how Breivik carried terror. AUF pray that nothing will be covered over or simplified.
Today it became clear that the Attorney General Tor-Aksel Busch will take out the final charges against Anders Behring Brevik on Friday.
The charges will be the prosecution description of how they think Breivik conducted terrorist actions, and what kind of reaction it should trigger.
It is not clear how detailed the charges will be, but nearly 120 people, victims and survivors, should be named in the document, according to NRK.
“It has been the discussions, both public prosecutor and the attorney general. In that sense we have given to know our views. Some questions we think are difficult, and it is in terms of scope. Everything that happened on Utøya, which we are most concerned, have a way with….”
Original article: “Ingenting må bli forenklet i tiltalen mot Behring Breivik”