Court decision to deny public broadcast of Breivik’s testimony appealed
The Norwegian Editors Association and the Norwegian Press Association have appealed the decision by the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) to deny permission for the public broadcast of Anders Behrik Beivik’s testimony, Dagens Næringsliv reports. “The degree of public interest is without comparison in recent Norwegian court history,” the associations write in the appeal.
Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, has also appealed the decision according to Rogalands Blad. “The accused believes that his views and explanations at times are taken completely out of context and are used to assign him attitudes and opinions he does not have. Only by the court permitting the broadcast of the accused’s testimony can he get an opportunity to give a conherent explanation of his actions and the background for these,” Lippestad writes in the appeal.
“A broadcast testimony will also give people a possibility to get a more nuanced view on Breivik’s accountability,” Lippestad writes.
Due to the decision by the court to reserve almost all seats in the courtroom for the press and victims and their relatives, the Oslo District Court has broken with the tradition common in democracies in which regular citizens have the right to follow court cases in person in their entirety in order to ensure that judges follow the law and that trials are fair.
The press want to film Breivik explanation
Press Association and Editors Association has appealed that Behring Anders Breivik’s testimony should not be filmed at the trial. They point out that the case is extraordinary.
“The degree of public interest is unprecedented in recent Norwegian legal history,” said the appeal, which is passed on Court of Appeal.
Oslo District Court ruled last week that it would be a severely limited access to the broadcast of the case. Among other things, decided that it should not be allowed to broadcast the defendant’s explanation.
Norwegian Press Association and the Association of Norwegian Editors believes the court has made a number of miscalculations. They believe the decision is based on an incorrect legal interpretation and application of law, errors of fact and that it constitutes a disproportionate interference with freedom of expression.
Press Association and Editors Association appeals the decision that the press can not shoot Behring Anders Breivik’s testimony during his trial. They point out that the case is extraordinary….
Original article: Pressen vil filme Breiviks forklaring
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Anders Breivik Behring believes the trial against him is unbalanced if he can not explain himself in open cameras and anchor refusal by Oslo City Court.
Monday sent a lawyer Geir Lippestad appeal against the refusal of direct transfer of Breivik’s statement to the Court of Appeal. Lippestad refers to the application from the Norwegian Press Association and the Association of Norwegian Editors who also has appealed the decision that the expected five-day explanation from Breivik not be broadcast.
Lippestad mentions that the decision to deny the transfer based on incorrect interpretation of the law, improper application of law and errors of fact and that it will lead to an oversimplified public reproduction of the contents in the main proceedings.
“The decision not to allow the broadcast of the defendant appealed to this explanation of the accused’s request,” says the appeal paper.
He writes that a direct transfer from the court will ensure Breivik a possibility that the public can access the explanation, “as it actually performed….”
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