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Court Medical Commission appears not to have approved second psychiatric report

Confusion has arisen as to whether or not the Court Medical Commission, an organ that oversees reports submitted by court-appointed psychiatrists, has aproved the second psychiatric report in the trial against Anders Behring Breivik.

While the Court Medical Commission approved the controversial first psychiatric report without any comments, it requested additional information from the second pair of psychiatrists who concluded that Breivik is legally accountable for his actions. Specifically, the commission requested further discussion regarding Breivik’s youth and how contradictory evidence has been weighted.

After the psychiatrists Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen submitted the additional information, the commission issued a statement that it acknowledged the response, and requested that the two psychiatrists provide further information in court.

Now, according to Verdens Gang (VG), co-judge Arne Lyng has taken the unusual step of sending a letter to the commission asking it to clarify whether the report has been approved or not. The question of legal accountability is the main question for the court to decide.

On Friday, June 1, the court received a response from the commission. According to VG, Judge Wenche Arntzen stated that the court interprets the letter as meaning the commission still has two objections to the report. One of Breivik’s lawyers, Tord Jordet, says to NRK: “There is no clear conclusion. The commission has sent a long letter, there are many words, but it is a bit difficult to understand. The commission has neither approved or disapproved the report,” he says to NRK.

Before the trial began, Health Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Labor) attempted to rush through legislation that would make it legal in Norway to establish one-man psychiatric hospitals which could be used to house prisoners, including political dissenters, who are considered a security threat.

Most psychiatrists and political commentators following the trial, however, seem to be of the opinion that Breivik does not appear in court as described by the first psychiatric report, which was as a low-functioning, psychotic, paranoid schizophrenic. To the contrary, most court observers report that Breivik appears composed, well spoken and reflective.

Google translation:

The court asks the Commission to explain

* Geir Lippestad: violation of the law
* Terje Tørrissen: “Unclear for many”
* Yvonne Mette Larsen questions the Commission’s impartiality

In a remarkable letter asking judges in terror case The forensic Commission clarify whether the recent psychiatric report is approved or not.

The Commission’s statement of 21 May, and rumblings in the media from Commission members, has created uncertainty about what is the outcome of their review of the additional declaration to Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, the two recently appointed of four experts in the terror case.

Defender Geir Lippestad think it would be a violation of the Criminal Procedure Act, it is not clear whether the Commission has approved the report or not.

The Commission shall enter and witness first on the trial fourth last day.

Lippestad think it must be clarified as soon as possible, the second report is good fishing or not.

“We must know in good time before these witnesses shall be the court, so we can prepare ourselves and possibly consider new evidence means,” said Lippestad….

Original article: Retten ber kommisjonen om forklaring
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Related article: Rieber-Mohn: “Never experienced this before” (Rieber-Mohn: “Aldri opplevd dette før”)

Related article: “Very unlikely” that Breivik is psychotic (“Helt usannsynlig” at Breivik er psykotisk)

Related article: “Significant deficiencies” by Breivik Report (“Vesentlige mangler” ved Breivik-rapport)

Related article: The Commission has not yet approved (Kommisjonen har ennå ikke godkjent)

Letter from the Court Medical commission [in Norwegian - opens pdf]

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June 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

New court-appointed psychiatrists have concluded that Breivik is legally accountable for his actions

The new court-appointed psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen, have concluded that Anders Behring Breivik is legally accountable for his actions, reports Verdens Gang (VG).

Their psychiatric evaluation consisted of a series of interviews as well as three weeks of continous observation by a team of psychiatric health personnel.

Ultimately, it is the court that is responsible for determining Breivik’s legal accountability.

Google translation [edited for clarity]:

New report: Breivik is accountable
04/10/2012

Oslo District Court (VG Nett) The two new court psychiatrists believe that Anders Breivik Behring is legally accountable.

That is the conclusion of the new declaration which was handed over to the court, as VG Nett reported at 11.47.

20 minutes later the conclusion was confirmed by a press release from Oslo District Court:

“The experts’ main conclusion is that the defendant Anders Behring Breivik is considered NOT psychotic at the time of action on July 22 2011. This means that he is considered accountable at the moment of the crime.”

The conclusion is the opposite of what Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim arrived at, and will create a new discussion around the role of court psychiatrists….

Original article: Ny rapport: Breivik er tilregnelig
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Google translation [edited for clarity]:

Experts conclude that Anders Behring Breivik is sane
04/10/2012

In a press release released a little over 12 o’clock it is stated that the experts conclude that Behring Breivik was not psychotic when he committed the crimes. It is also made clear that the psychiatrists do not believe that he has a serious mental illness, or suffers from mild retardation.

These are the points in the conclusion:

1. The observed was not psychotic, unconscious or mentally retarded to a high degree at the time of the accused acts.
2. The observed does not have a serious mental disorder with significantly impaired ability of realistic assessment of his relationship with his surroundings, and he did not act during a strong disturbance of consciousness at the time of the accused acts.
3. The observed does not suffer from mild mental retardation.
4. The observed was not psychotic at the time of the evaluations.
5. There is a high risk of repeated violent acts.

The report is in total 310 pages and consists of a mandate description, a description of how the psychiatrists have worked, an evaluation of the time of action towards time of the observation, abstracts of case document, a section that is devoted to testing and diagnostic assessment, and an evaluation of the tests. …

Original article: Sakkyndige konkluderer med at Anders Behring Breivik er tilregnelig
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Related post: Breivik has written a critique of the first psychiatric report

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April 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

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Newspaper publishes excerpts from notes made by Breivik in days after 7/22 attacks

Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang (VG), has published excerpts from detailed notes made by Anders Behring Breivik in the days after the 7/22 attacks which were subsequently confiscated and copied by the police. In the notes, Breivik documents in diary format the course of events from the time of his arrest.

Pål Abrahamsen, a professional court psychiatrist, has told VG that Breivik writes and reports like a soldier would have done, without being emotional. Abrahamsen says that he believes the diary notes will be important for the conclusions of the new court psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, as the notes indicate that Breivik understood what he was doing on 7/22.

According to Aftenposten, psychologist and author, Ellen Kolsrud Finnøy, who is currently working on a book about Breivik, is of the opinion that Breivik’s prison notes clearly show that Breivik did not suffer from psychosis at the time. “It is not possible for a person in psychosis to behave so coherently as Breivik does here,” she says.

The first psychiatric report by Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim concluded that Breivik was psychotic during the attacks and, hence, not legally accountable for his actions.

Google translation [edited for clarity]:

Mass murderer’s own prison notes
4/02/2012

VG has gained insight into Breivik notes written shortly after he was arrested and subsequently seized and copied by the police. Especially the day when he was a terrorist, has 33-year-old has been very detail in their descriptions:

«18.30 – after capitulation – 6 Delta [police special forces], which was guided to my position by the heli-thermo camera. Is secured by Delta and 5 other begins search & destroy missions for other cell members. Give notice that I have not rigged myself [with explosives] and that there are no more cell-mbrs at Utøya. Give also signal to Delta that they must sucure rifle, glock, knife and spores. Delta secures me with double cuffs (metal + plastic) on the hands, back, and strips on the legs. After about 46 min in the woods with Delta (19.15), the police have established a forward positioned operating base in the white main house at Utøya and I am led into this by 1-3 interrogators + regular police take over for Delta and I am being led into the house’s 2nd floor where a total of 3 interrogators gather. 1 from Kripos + 1 from special operations + 1 other (PST?). General interrogation that lasts for 3-4 hours (22.15 to 23.15). The rest of the clothes + equipment taken away + medical examination (including patch on bleeding finger). Thereafter I am transported out in a boat (expropriated from a private citizen) and into a car on land. Thereafter the journey goes to the main jail (Greenland [downtown Oslo]). “…

Original article: Massemorderens egne fengselsnotater

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Google translation [edited for clariy]:

- Breivik reports like a soldier
04/02/2012

- He is a soldier, and reports like a soldier would have done and does not mix in emotions. What he did, must undoubtedly have been demanding, but he apparently manages to keep distance emotionally, Abrahamsen says to VG.

The psychiatrist believes that the notes show that Breivik is able to distinguish clearly between emotions and intellect. He believes the notes are important for the conclusion of court psychiatrists Terje Tørrissen and Agnar Aspaas that deliver their report about Breivik on Tuesday 10.

- This is an authentic documentation from when it happened – and it is more important than what he said long afterward. It says something about how he was doing, and it says something about him. When he writes this, it suggests that he has been able to understand what he has done without showing emotions, says Abrahamsen….

Original article: “Breivik rapporterer som en soldat”

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Related post: Court orders new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik

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April 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

Breivik has written a critique of the first psychiatric report

NRK reports that Anders Behring Breivik is planning to send out a document before the trial commences to journalists and like-minded individuals which will contain a detailed critique of the first psychiatric report written by Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim.

Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, told NRK that Breivik believes the two psychiatrists were either pressured to conclude the way they did or completely misunderstood what he said.

Their report received broad criticism from the professional psychiatric community for its lack of consideration of alternative diagnoses, and the absence of a discussion of Breivik’s political ideology which is shared by many people.

Husby and Sørheim concluded that Breivik’s political ideas are the result of delusions and that his concern of being monitored by the Norwegian Police Security Service (the PST) before carrying out the attacks was the result of paranoid schizophrenia.

The Oslo District Court (Tingrett) has taken the unsusual step of ordering a new psychiatric report, and it is expected to be completed and handed over to the court by psychiatrists Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen shortly before the trial begins on April 16th.

Google translation [edited for clarity]:

Breivik send out new document
3/28/2012

In the document, which he is now trying to get out to both the media and like-minded individuals before the trial, he criticizes in detail the conclusions of the first court psychiatrists, Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim.

According to Lippestad Breivik has read this report thoroughly, and he believes that 80 percent of the report is based on statements he has never made. He believes that the court psychiatrists have either been forced to conclude as they have done, or that they have completely misunderstood what he said.

In his closely-written attack on Husby and Sørheim Breivik has presented five theories about how they have come to the conclusion, but Lippestad do not want to go into detail on what these specific theories are. …

Original article: Breivik sender ut nytt dokument
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Google translation [edited for clarity]:

Breivik in protest letter from his cell: “The worst that could have happened to me”
04/04/2012

- Neat and clear

- The document does not give a complete picture of him as a person. My impression is that Breivik argues based on an aggressive ideological thinking, and not from psychotic motivation, says specialist in psychiatry Arne Thorvik.

Thorvik argues that the structure of the document is neat and clear.

- Psychoses are characterized not only by remarkable content, but by a striking form. Breivik’s letter is structurally built up, individual sentences are easily understandable even if the message is alien to most people, says Thorvik.

He can not see evidence of hallucinations or reality breaks in the clinical sense.

- He has a religious attitude, but not religious-like delusions….

Original article: Breivik i protestbrev fra cellen: «Verste som kunne rammet meg»

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Google translation [edited for clarity]:

Read parts of the introduction of the Breivik-letter
04/04/2012

VG reproduce here parts of the introduction of the open letter of the terror accused Behring Anders Breivik (33), so that readers themselves can get an impression of ​​how he builds up his argumentation.

22/7: More than 200 lies are identified in the forensic psychiatric report

By Anders Behring Breivik

The 29th november court psychiatrists Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim delivered their report about me where it was claimed that I was and still am paranoid schizophrenic and psychotic.

I have according to them been psychotic since 2006 and perhaps since 2002. The report was quality assured before Christmas by the court medical commission that had no significant remarks.

I obtained access to the report in its entirety around December 12 and immediately began reviewing the 243-page document. I was mildly put appalled at what was presented as my own explanation, namely what was presented as the content of the thirteen conversations I had with the psychiatrists (p. 84 to 203).

As known, these alleged conversations form the main basis for the diagnosis as they form the main premises for the conclusion. The problem is just that 80 percent of the contents of the thirteen conversations are directly fictional.

These representations are not innocent misunderstandings, but rather malicious lies that are designed in a very sophisticated and thoughtful way with the purpose of creating the premises that support the conclusion.

It was not just Husby and Sørheim who learned much through the 13 conversations of ours. I also learned very much about them, for example, about what political ideology they hold and what kind of view of people they have. Husby specified on several occasions that he thought the actions I have done were beastial and I got the impression that he looked at me like an animal that had to be locked up and doped down, at whatever the cost.

Has an event that has traumatized a nation also caused trauma in Husby and Sørheim to such an extent that they must be regarded as impartial? Can two court psychiatrists who are so emotionally attached to 22/7 result in them not being able to be objective?

The very brutal, and for them incomprehensible actions, combined with our incompatible ideological differences of opinion resulted in a conclusion that most likely was created as a result of emotions out of control, where the absence of a pragmatic approach was almost complete.

Both Husby and Sørheim revealed at an early point that they were on the opposite side of the political scale. Both are supporters of the multicultural ideology and are therefore by definition opponents of my monocultural and ethnocentric worldview.

They are both internationalists (anti-nationalists) and therefore naturally distance themselves strongly from my radical monocultural and ethnocentric view. Our different political views are completely incompatible.

Where I believe that multiculturalism is an anti-Norwegian, hate-ideology designed to deconstruct the Norwegian ethnic group, Norwegian culture/traditions and Norwegian Christianity – Husby and Sørheim believes that our ethnic group and our culture is not worth preserving. Where I believe that multiculturalists facilitate the gradual Islamic colonization of our country, they consider Islam as a great enrichment for Norway and Europe.

Sørheim, who is located in South Africa, views Nelson Mandela as a heroic freedom hero, while I have written a long essay about Mandela’s past as a terrorist leader of the armed wing of the then-Marxist terrorist organization, ANC.

This organization has as known been guilty of murder, bombing and maiming of countless of my anti-communistic Boer-brothers up until the 90s until eventually de Clerk gave in and capitulated to the global cultural Marxist lobby. Can it be that our incompatible worldviews, as outlined above, is the reason that Sørheim has contributed to the inclusion of fictitious claims in so many parts of the report or are there other reasons?

The entire letter stretches over 38 pages….

Original article: Les deler av innledningen i Breivik-brev
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Related post: Court orders new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik

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April 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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Breivik psychiatric observation completed

The court-ordered psychiatric observation of Breivik ended this past Wednesday, March 21st, VG reports. This was one week earlier than the four week maximum observation period stipulated by the court.

Google translation:

Ends Breivik observation one week before deadline
03/19/12

The Oslo District Court said in a Twitter message. This was decided after a conference between Dikemark hospital, which is responsible for the observation, and the new expert, Terje Tørrissen and Agnar Aspaas, considering Breivik’s mental health.

The observation, which started 28 February, has been carried out in a 60 square meter room in Ila. Health professionals from Dikemark have gone for days internship to spend all waking hours a day with the terror accused.

“We consider that three weeks is sufficient. Now we take the time to analyze what has emerged,” says Tørrissen to VG Nett.

According to the district court terminated the observation in the morning Wednesday – one week before the deadline expired….

Original article: Avslutter Breivik-observasjon onsdag
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Related post: Psychiatric observation of Breivik in Ila Prison commences

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March 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Psychiatric observation of Breivik in Ila Prison commences

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

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Google translation:

“Nothing should be simplified in the indictment against Behring Breivik”
28.feb.2012

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”
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Related post: Breivik will not be committed to Dikemark Hospital, court orders psychiatric observation inside prison

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February 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Breivik has met new court-appointed psychiatrists several times, forced observation unlikely says Lippestad

NRK writes that Anders Behring Breivik has had three meetings since last Thursday with the new court-appointed psychiatrists. The psychiatrists are meeting Breivik individually in his cell without a glass divider. Following Breivik’s request, the conversations are recorded and Breivik’s lawyers are given a copy.

“The conversations have started. They started last week, and they are carried out in the same way as with the first court-appointed specialists. The new [aspect] is that everything is being recorded on tape that we lawyers get a copy of. This we shall have so that we can check what he has said, so that one has it for the future,” said Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad.

Lippestad also said to NRK that the decision by the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) permitting the psychiatrists to request forced observation is still valid, but that he considers it unlikely that the psychiatrists will request it now that Breivik is cooperating.

Another of his lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, said that Breivik hopes that the psychiatrists declare him accountable. She says she does not believe it is the punishment that determines Breivik’s stance on the matter. “I don’t think it is so important to him what kind of punishment he is given. The most important for him is to be able to explain why he did what he did,” Hein Bæra says to NRK.

Google translation:

Breivik talk to the experts
02.20.2012

Anders Breivik Behring now working with the new psychiatrists in terror case and have met them several times in prison.

Anders Breivik Behring refused for weeks to talk with the new experts. He should be forced observed instead, but just before admission, he changed his opinion.

Now, Breivik had three conversations with the experts since Thursday. They are sitting now and chatting in the same room at the prison, without glass….

Original article: Breivik snakker med de sakkyndige
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Related article: Considering faster observation of Behring Breivik (Tror på raskere observasjon av Behring Breivik)

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February 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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Breivik’s defense lawyers will argue in court that he is accountable

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.

Google translation:

Would argue that Breivik be punished
17/02/2012

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
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Google translation:

Interrogation Chair calls for sound recordings
18.feb.2012

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
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Google translation:

Breivik claims he fooled court psychiatrists
19/02/12

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
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Related post: Court-appointed psychiatrists did not document Breivik interviews with voice or video recording

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February 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Supreme Court rejects appeal of new psychiatric evaluation

The Norwegian Supreme Court has rejected Anders Behring Breivik’s appeal of the decision by the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) to appoint two new psychiatrists for an unusual, second pychiatric evaluation. According to Verdens Gang (VG), the Supreme Court is of the opinion that the Oslo District Court was entitled to appoint new court psychiatrists before the prosecutors had sumbitted charges against Breivik.

Via his lawyers, Breivik had earlier expressed that he did not want to partake in a second round of psychiatric questioning, and had indicated he was going to refuse to talk to the newly appointed psyhicatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen.

Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said to Aftenposten that, following the decision by the Supreme Court, Breivik has now decided that he will be willing to speak to the new psychiatrists on the condition that the conversations are recorded. This was not done during the first psychiatric evaluation, and since he felt the first psychiatrists misinterpreted him, he would like to have the conversations recorded as documentation for the future.

Breivik’s lawyers are now considering whether to appeal another decision by the Oslo District Court from last week that Breivik should be observed against his will during the daytime at Ila Prison for up to four weeks. Lippestad said to Aftenposten that this decision was made on the basis of Breivik refusing to collaborate with the newly appointed psychiatrists, and that situation has now changed. He said to VG that Breivik is ready to partake in interviews right away. Psychiatrist, Terje Tørrissen, said to VG that the new situation has to be discussed with the involved parties in relation to the decicion made by the Oslo District Court last week, and that the outcome of the situation probably will be established in a few days.

Google translation:

Breivik lost in the Supreme Court
02/15/12

Legal dispute has delayed the enforcement of observation

Forced observation of Behring Anders Breivik (33) will probably start soon after the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on Wednesday afternoon.

Clarification in the Supreme Court means that the court psychiatrists Terje Tørrissen and Agnar Aspaas can start observation of Breivik in Ila prison. The process was put on hold pending the decision….

Later in the evening it became clear that Breivik does full conversion and agree to talk to Tørrissen and Aspaas….

Original article: Breivik tapte i Høyesterett
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Google translation:

Breivik will still talk to the right psychiatrists
02/15/12

Requires that there be recordings of the talks this time

Persons charged with terrorist Behring Anders Breivik (33) has changed the perception and now say yes to a new assessment of his mental condition.

The turnaround comes after the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon dismissed the appeal Breivik procedural errors.

The defenders had a conversation with Breivik in Ila prison later in the evening and the result was the mass murderer now agree to meet the new legal psychiatrists Terje Tørrissen and Agnar Aspaas….

Breivik believes he is sane and has claimed that the majority of the calls, which Husby and Sørheim renders the report are fictional.

“He has always said that there are errors in the initial report. He said 80 percent of the conversations have not occurred. Therefore, he wants to talk to the new experts under one condition: that everything is recorded,” said Lippestad….

Original article: Breivik vil likevel snakke med rettspsykiaterne
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Google translation:

Supreme Court rejects appeal Breivik
02/15/2012

Person charged with terrorism Anders Behring Breivik (33) must therefore be through a new round of forensic psychiatric evaluations.

Person charged with terrorism Behring Anders Breivik’s defenders are not successful in his appeal to the Supreme Court on the appointment of two new psychiatric experts.

“Supreme Court appeal committee found it unanimously clear that the wording and terminology in the Criminal Procedure Act section 139 subsection gives the court authority to decide on the appointment of new experts when it finds it ‘necessary’,” according to a summary of the ruling of the Supreme Court’s Appeals Committee….

Original article: Høyesterett avviser Breiviks anke
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Google translation:

Behring Breivik want to collaborate with the experts
15.feb.2012

But the terror suspect has set as policy that the conversations recorded on tape.

Anders Breivik Behring will work with the new expert, said his defense Geir Lippestad to Aftenposten.no

Today it became clear that the Supreme Court rejected his appeal against the appointment of two new experts.

“We worked on the basis of the possibility that the appeal would be rejected or accepted, and prepared our client on both. Now that it’s clear that he must deal with new experts, he decided that he wants to cooperate,” says Lippestad….

Original article: Behring Breivik ønsker å samarbeid med de sakkyndige
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Related post: Court orders new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik

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February 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

Breivik will not be committed to Dikemark Hospital, court orders psychiatric observation inside prison

Oslo District Court (Tingrett) today decided that Anders Behring Breivik will not be committed to Dikemark Hospital for psychiatric observation. Instead, the court followed the most recent recommendation from the two newly court-appointed psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, that Breivik be observed by psychiatric health personnel inside Ila Prison.

The court has decided that the observation must be concluded before the end of March and not last longer than four weeks, a shorter time frame than previously discussed. In the decision, Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen writes that a condition for the psychiatric observation is that it does not affect the defense’s ability to prepare for the upcoming trial.

NRK writes that this is the first time a Norwegian court ordered someone accused of a crime to be hospitalized inside Ila Prison rather than to be committed to a psychiatric hospital. If today’s decision by the court is effectuated, Breivik will be moved to another area of Ila Prison during the daytime where he will be accompanied by health personnel from Dikemark Hospital and the two newly appointed psychiatrists. Currently, Breivik spends time in three cells, one for computer use, one for exercising and one for sleeping.

Breivik’s lawyers told Aftenposten that in their view forced psychiatric observation at this time will interfere with Breivik’s ability to prepare for his trial, the meeting activity between Breivik and his lawyers, and the remaining police questioning.

Breivik’s lawyers have appealed the court’s decision to carry out a second round of psychiatric evaluation, and a decision is expected next week.

Google translation:

Breivik forced psychiatric observation
Defendant told VG Nett: “He will not cooperate”
02/10/12

Oslo District Court has today decided that Anders Breivik Behring will enter into a forced psychiatric observation in Ila prison.

This gives the new right-appointed psychiatrists an opportunity to observe Breivik in daily, to find out whether he is sane.

“Breivik is not surprised by the result. He said he is glad that he will be in Ila,” said defender Odd Ivar Grøn to VG.

He and lawyer Tor Jordet sits next Breivik at the police station in Grønland. They say that 32-year-old is disappointed with the decision.

“He is still determined that he will not cooperate with the committee,” said Grøn….

Original article: Breivik tvinges til psykiatrisk observasjon
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Google translation [edited for clarity]:

Behring Breivik be forced committed in prison
Persons charged with terrorist Behring Anders Breivik be forcibly examined for up to four weeks in Ila Prison.
10.feb.2012

Will consider an appeal

“We register that it is set up to 4 weeks of observation, and are concerned about how this should be solved in terms of time – how Breivik will have time to prepare himself for trial. If this is left we will consider whether to request that the trial be postponed, says defender Odd Ivar Grøn to Aftenposten.no.

The trial is scheduled for 16 April.

“Will you appeal the decision on forced hospitalization?”

“It’s a bit early to say. First we need to discuss this, then we may hope that the Supreme Court comes to a decision fairly quickly to the appeal which has already been built for the appointment of new experts,” answers Grøn….

Original article: Behring Breivik blir tvangsinnlagt
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Google translation [edited for clarity]:

Breivik forced committed in Ila
02/10/12

An observation on the Ila has never happened before and will be characterized by improvisation. At what level of the professionals from Dikemark will communicate with Dikemark has not yet been clarified.

Today, even Breivik defenders meet his client behind a glass wall in the prison….

Common practice for compulsory observation is to move the patient to the closed ward of a psychiatric hospital. The observation takes place 24 hours a day for a period of maximum four weeks and is usually not performed by the experts themselves.

The purpose of a hospitalization, the patient must have a qualified management team around him, which compiles records and environmental reports to the committee later access.

According to the Psychologist Specialist Paul Grondahl is the main point of an observation force to see the patient in interaction with others.

“In principle, a person who is under observation forced to participate in activities and routines so that other patients in the hospital. The goal is to see how the person behaves and acts in interaction with other people, Grøndahl previously stated to NRK.”

Original article: Breivik tvangsinnlegges på Ila
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Related: Court decision (pdf) in Norwegian

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February 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Court psychiatrist, Torgeir Husby, fell ill in court and is hospitalized

Verdens Gang (VG) reported Tuesday evening that court psychiatrist, Torgeir Husby, one of the original court-appointed psychiatrists to examine Anders Behring Breivik, fell ill in court on Monday and was brought to hospital in an ambulance. According to VG, Husby was still hospitalized for observation.

Husby was working as a court-appointed psychiatrist in a murder trial in Oslo District Court (Tingrett) which was being held at the same time and in the same building as the Breivik court proceeding. VG writes that Husby began sweating profusely on his forehead for about half an hour until he vomitted inside the court room. An ambulance was called for at 1:55 p.m.

The court proceeding against Breivik, which Husby was not attending, began at 12:35 p.m. In court, Breivik made a short statement explaining the political reasons for his attacks on 7/22. He also stated that he is working on a newspaper opinion about the psychiatric report. “I am working on a newspaper opinion about the court appointed psychiatric report, which is completely ridiculous and which probably everyone in Norway realizes,” Breivik said.

The initial psychiatric report, written by Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim, has been widely critizied by other professional psychiatrists. Several psychiatrists that attended Monday’s court hearing stated to the media afterwards that, in their view, Breivik displayed no signs of schizophrenia or psychosis.

Google translation:

Breivik-psychiatrist became unwell in the courtroom
07/02/12

Was driven away in an ambulance

While the prosecutor read out the gruesome details of the party to call murder case, he suddenly experienced right psychiatrist Torgeir Husby unwell….

Husby had the last half hour before the sudden illness took place, sweating heavily from the forehead, and had to figure out a handkerchief to wipe the sweat.

It was during the review of the forensic psychiatric statement that Husby suddenly became ill.

While the prosecutor Nina Harboe Jensen Søndersrød read out the details that the accused had explained to the psychiatric expert examination by a 4 March 2011, suddenly Husby vomitted in a plastic folder he had on his desk….

Original article: Breivik-psykiater fikk illebefinnende i rettssalen
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Related article: Court Psychiatrist about Breivik: “No psychosis” (Rettspsykiater om Breivik: – Ingen psykose)

Related post: Court-appointed psychiatrists did not document Breivik interviews with voice or video recording

Related post: Breivik’s statement in court February 6, 2012

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February 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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Court-appointed psychiatrists did not document Breivik interviews with voice or video recording

None of the 36 hours of interviews of Anders Behring Breivik which were carried out by court-appointed psychiatrists, Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim, were documented by voice or video recordings. Only handwritten notes exist, writes the Norwegian newpaper, Dagsavisen. This means that the newly appointed court psychiatrists will not have access to objective, verifiable documentation of what was said between the original psychiatrists, Husby and Sørheim, and Breivik.

Breivik has, through his lawyers, stated that 80% of the conversations in the psychiatric report did not take place as described by the two psychiatrists. Breivik is of the opinion that much of what he said was twisted and misrepresented by the psychiatrists.

In the court hearing on Monday, Breivik announced that he is working on an opinion piece about the psychiatric report for publication in a newspaper. “I am working on a newspaper opinion about the court-appointed psychiatric report, which is completely ridiculous and which probably everyone in Norway realizes,” said Breivik before being interruped by the judge.

The psychiatric report concluded that Breivik’s concerns about surveillance by the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) before the 7/22 attacks shows that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and that his political ideas are the result of psychosis. The report, which has been leaked to the press, has been widely criticized by professional psychiatrists and political commentators for its failure to consider alternative diagnoses and for the lack of discussion of Breivik’s political ideas.

As a result of the controversy surrounding the report, the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) made the extraordinary decision to appoint two new psychiatric experts, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen. Breivik has stated that he does not wish to partake in another round of questioning, and has appealed the appointment to the Supreme Court.

Professor in clinical psychology, Siri Erika Gullestad, said to Dagsavisen that it is unfortunate that there are poor scientific traditions in Norwegian court psychiatry, and that the thirteen conversations should have been recorded. “I think it is unfortunate that others can not go in and observe what the primary observers have done. This is a requirement in research,” Gullestad says.

Google translation:

Impossible to verify psychiatrists
02/08/12

Undocumented: None of the 36 hours Anders Breivik Behring has spoken with the right psychiatrists Synne Sørheim and Torgeir Husby recorded on tape or video. Psychiatrists took just notes.

This means that it is not possible to verify what actually Breivik told psychiatrists. It is not possible to see or hear how the talks progress.

“This is unfortunate and should be amended so that premises can be verified by the parties and the court. In 2012, one must expect more notoriety and shooting – not handwritten notes,” said lawyer John Christian Elden to the Times.

His office represents 170 victims of the terror that struck Norway 22 last July.

“Lack of verifiable evidence weakens the rule of law. Audio and video recording provide community insight and opportunity for control. It has far greater value than an inaccurate representation and interpretation of a written statement,” said Elden.

He said a 36-hour video recording of the 13 calls would have been of great value to the new psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen. Not least because Breivik refuses to talk to them – and because he claims that 80 percent of the expert report is ridiculous fiction from Sørheim and Husby side.

It can now justify Breivik announced in his article, in the knowledge that the content of the conversations he had with the psychiatrists were not documented with audio and video….

Original article: Umulig å etterprøve psykiaterne
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Google translation:

Breivik demanding the release
02/06/2012

OSLO: Anders Breivik Behring demanded to be released and called expert report for the ridiculous.

… “May I make a comment,” breaks in Behring Breivik.

It allows the judge.

“I keep on working on a feature article on the expert report, which is absolutely ridiculous and it certainly realize all of Norway,” Breivik said before he is interrupted by the judge.

“I come back to this at a later date,” says Breivik….

Original article: Breivik krevde løslatelse
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Related post: Court orders new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik

Related post: Breivik’s statement in court February 6, 2012

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February 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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.

Google translation:

Breivik appeals new psychiatric evaluation to Supreme Court
03/02/12

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
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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.

Google translation:

Short time to observe Breivik
03.02.2012

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
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Related post: Appellate court rejects Breivik’s appeal of appointment of new court psychiatrists

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February 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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Tall fences built around Dikemark Hospital, police warn against moving Breivik from Ila Prison

Norway’s TV2 is reporting that fences several yards (meters) tall are being raised around Dikemark Psychiatric Hospital in Asker in anticipation of a possible transfer of Anders Behring Breivik.

According to TV2′s sources, the police warned in a classified report against moving Breivik from Ila prison to Dikemark Hospital for observation due to security concerns. TV2 writes that the police are fearful of an assassination attempt against Breivik or that he will escape.

Google translation:

Build high fences on Dikemark
31.01.2012

Dikemark Hospital is preparing for the Behring Anders Breivik be patient.

Dikemark hospital Asker preparing for the mass murderer Anders Breivik Behring is sentenced to compulsory psychiatric care. Now build high fences around the security department.

These days, set up a several meter high fence around the security department at the hospital. Several other secret security measures will be introduced if the Behring Breivik moved here, the TV 2 lit….

Original article: Bygger høye gjerder på Dikemark
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Google translation:

Police warn against moving Breivik to Dikemark
02.02.2012

In a secret police report shows that it is not safe to move Behring Anders Breivik to Dikemark psychiatric hospital.

The new [psychiatric] experts would like to compulsive mind adding mass murderer Anders Breivik Behring to assess his mental condition, but police believe that the safety of the Regional Security Department at Dikemark is too poor.

In a classified threat assessment from the Oslo police shows that police are warning against moving Breivik from Ila to Dikemark, the TV 2 lit….

Original article: Politiet advarer mot å flytte Breivik til Dikemark
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February 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Appellate court rejects Breivik’s appeal of appointment of new court psychiatrists

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.

Google translation:

Breivik’s appeal rejected by the Court of Appeal
02.02.12

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

Related post: Judge rejects Breivik’s appeal of appointment of new psychiatrists

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February 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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Freemasons tell about Anders Behring Breivik

The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) writes that Breivik was initiated as a Freemason in 2007 and was conferred the third degree in 2009. According to the court psychiatrists, Breivik was already mentally ill by 2006, but none of the Freemasons that NRK spoke to reacted to any indication of mental illness in Breivik.

Breivik became a Freemason after he and his mother were invited to celebrate Christmas together with his mother’s second-cousin, Jan Behring, and his wife. According to Behring, Breivik expressed interest in becoming a Freemason and Behring eventually became his sponsor.

During the 7/22 attack on Utøya, the Grand Master of the Norwegian Freemasons, Ivar Skar, could hear the shots and observe the attacker on Utøya from a vacation cabin on a nearby island. Skar told NRK that the day after the attack, a brief Freemasons meeting was held, and Breivik was excluded from the organization. Skar also said that, at the time of his becoming a Freemason, there was nothing about Breivik that indicated that he would not be someone that would fit in well to the organization, and that he seemed like a fine young man.

Google translation:

He was polite, quiet and “puny”
01.28.2012

For almost five years ago, Anders Breivik Behring admitted as first-degree member of the Masonic order, “St. John Masonic Lodge St. Olaus to the three pillars.”

23 July, he was excluded as a member.

In 2009 he was admitted to the so-called third degree. Breivik had no official duties or duties in the lodge….

When shots were fired at Utøya on 22 July to Ivar Skar hear gunshots and see the perpetrator from a cabin on an island near Utøya.

Little did he know then that the perpetrator was himself a Freemason.

“I got a phonecall where I learned that the perpetrator was a Freemason. The day after the attack, we held a short meeting. There was no other talk than he had to be excluded immediately,” says Skar.

“At this time there was nothing to indicate that he was anything other than the one that would fit in with us. He seemed like a handsome young man,” says Skar….

Original article: Han var høflig, stille og “pinglete”
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Related post: Breivik’s friends say he displayed no signs of mental illness

Related: Norwegian Order of Freemasons

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January 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Judge rejects Breivik’s appeal of appointment of new psychiatrists

Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen of the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) has rejected Breivik’s appeal of the court’s appointment of new psychiatrists. Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, appealed the decision on the grounds that the court had based its decision on confidential medical information from Ila prison that should not have been available to the court.

According to Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang (VG), the judge has rejected this argument saying it was generally known at the time that health personnel that had been in contact with Breivik were of the opinion that Breivik was not psychotic.

Breivik’s lawyers have previously stated that they intend to appeal the court’s decision to the Supreme Court.

Google translation:

Judge rejects Breivik grounds for appeal
27.01.12

Terror Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen rejects the Oslo District Court did something wrong when it ruled that Anders Behring Breivik was examined by two forensic psychiatric experts.

Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, accuses the appeal letter to the Court of Appeal court of having committed procedural error when psychiatrists Terje Tørrissen and Agnar Aspaas was appointed on 13 January. Therefore, the district court judge Arntzen wrote a statement to the High Court to decide the appeal issue….

Original article: Dommer avviser Breiviks grunnlag for anke

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January 28, 2012 at 10:35 am

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Newly appointed court psychiatrists request forced hospitalization of Breivik before trial

The new court-appointed psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, wrote in a letter to the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) that they wish Anders Behring Breivik to be involuntarily hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for three to four weeks of observation.

In the letter, the psychiatrists make it clear that they seek forced hospitalization of Breivik even in the event that he were to change his mind and accept to participate in a second round of questioning by psychiatrists.

The original court-appointed psychiatrists concluded that Breivik’s political ideas are the result of psychosis and that his concerns of being monitored by the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) before the 7/22 attacks are symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia.

Google translation:

Legal Experts will force Breivik to survey
25.01.12

Psychiatry Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen for terror accused Anders Breivik Behring admitted to the hospital to evaluate his mental condition.

Yesterday the court received a statement from the new experts around the question of admission of the 32-year-old terrorist….

The opportunity to conduct such an investigation under the Criminal Procedure Act § 167. It is about a so-called “judicial observation”, and experts believe it should take place in three to four weeks….

Original article: Rettsakkyndige vil tvinge Breivik til undersøkelse

Psychiatrists’ letter (in Norwegian).
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Neither Breivik nor his lawyers desire a new psychiatric evaluation, and they believe that the court used confidential medical records from Ila Prison that should not have been available to the court when it made its decision.

One of Breivik’s lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, said to Dagbladet that they believe that the court will accept their appeal of the decision, but that they will appeal the appointment of the new psychiatrists to the Norwegian Supreme Court if necessary.

Google translation:

Will compulsive mind adding Breivik even if he cooperates
25.01.2012

The new experts in terror case says it is necessary.

Breivik and his defense team does not want a new psychiatric examination. They consider, among other things, that it is committed procedural error and that the court has made ​​use of confidential material as it does not have the opportunity.

“We believe that the Court will agree with us. If not, we will, if necessary, bring this to the Supreme Court. “Then you have to wait for any Supreme Court decision,” she says.

The response from the Appellate Court of Appeal is expected early next week….

Original article: Vil tvangsinnlegge Breivik selv om han samarbeider

Related post: Former head of Court Medical Commission says Breivik not psychotic

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January 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Breivik appeals court’s appointment of new psychiatrists

Anders Behring Breivik submitted an appeal today of the decision by the Oslo District Court (Oslo Tingrett) to appoint new psychiatrists. His lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said to Dagbladet that the reason for the appeal is that, in their view, the court has based the decision on material that should not have been available it.

Google translation:

Breivik’s defenders appeal psychiatric appointments
18.01.2012

Persons charged with terrorist Anders Behring Breivik defenders appeals the decision to appoint two new experts psychiatrists.

“We deliver our appeal to the court today. We believe that it is committed procedural errors, as we believe the court has made use of confidential material as it has no chance. So we’ll see what the Court of Appeal and any Supreme Court opinion,” says Geir Lippestad to Dagbladet.

“Procedural Errors”

Lippestad and co-lawyer Vibeke Hein Bæra was today at Breivik at Ila, and they decided together to appeal.

The defense believes there is talk of a serious error from the court side.

“It is a procedural error that is of such great importance that the decision be revoked,” says Bæra….

Original article: Breiviks forsvarere anker psykiateroppnevnelsen

Related post: Court orders new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik

See also: Breiviks forsvarere anker ny psykiateroppnevnelse (in Norwegian)

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January 19, 2012 at 1:22 am

Court orders new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik

The Oslo District Court (Tingrett) announced yesterday that it has requested psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen, to conduct a new psychiatric evaluation of Anders Behring Breivik. This is a highly unusual decision for the court to make since the Court Medical Commission, which is responsible for quality checking all court-requested psychiatric reports, approved the original report unanimously without any comments. However, the Oslo District Court considers that, following the substantial critique of the conclusion of the inititial report by many psychiatric professionals, and in light of the severity and special character of the case, further inquiry into the question regarding Brevik’s legal accountability is justified.

The new psychiatrists have a different mandate than those writing the initial report. Aspaas og Tørrisen have been asked by the court to investigate, among other things, alternative physical or psychological conditions that may explain Behring Breivik’s actions, and to consider the connection between his manifesto and his actions. These are the two elements lacking in the intial report that have received the most criticism over the last few weeks.

Google translation:

These should consider Breivik again
13.01.12

Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen are appointed by the Oslo District Court to conduct a new forensic psychiatric assessment of the terrorist accused Anders Behring Breivik.

The illuminated Judge Wenche Arntzen at a press conference in the District Court at 13.00.

“The court thinks the case very special nature means that expertise issue has to be examined further,” said Arntzen.

She and associate judge Arne Lyng has noted the criticism of the report is reproduced in the media, drawing specifically states that those who have studied Breivik in Ila prison believes he is not psychotic.

“These circumstances suggest to let independent experts conduct a new investigation of the accused’s sanity based on the total evidence,” according to their justification….

Original article: Disse skal vurdere Breivik på nytt
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Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said to Aftenposten that Breivik is not disappointed about the question of his accountability being discussed, but that he does not wish to speak to the new pscyhiatrists.

Another one of his lawyers, Tord Jordet, says Behring Brevik believes the appointed psychiatrists lack understanding of the political analysis required to evaluate whether someone accused of an act of terror is suffering from delusions. Breivik has stated that he believes that 80% of the first report was based on lies and twisting of his words; therefore, he does not wish to speak to the newly appointed psychiatrists, Jordet says.

According to Aftenposten, Breivik has previously expressed that he does not have confidence in the court system. Behring Breivik has asked his lawyers to look into possible conflicts of interest of the two newly appointed psychiatrists, and the possibility of Breivik appealing the new court appointments is being considered by the defense team.

Google translation:

Breivik will not talk to the two new experts
13.jan.2012

Anders Behring Breivik believes the new psychiatric experts not qualified to evaluate him.

It informs his defenders Geir Lippe Location and Tord Jordet after Friday afternoon visited his client in Ila prison to discuss how to deal with the two newly appointed experts.

“He says he does not want to talk to them.” He believes that the psychiatric expert does not have the academic prerequisites for assessing an accused in a terror case, and that it requires knowledge of policy analysis to assess whether he has delusions,” says defender Tord Jordet to Aftenposten.no after the roughly hour-long meeting with Behring Breivik Friday afternoon.

“He noted that 80 percent of the initial report is based on lies and distortions, and he has no desire to talk with the new experts,” say Jordet….

Original article: Breivik vil ikke snakke med de to nye sakkyndige
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The Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang (VG), has published the first psychiatric report produced by the court-appointed psychiatrists, who concluded that Breivik suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as another psychiatric report initiated by Ila prison which said that Breivik is not psychotic:

Les de psykiatriske rapportene om Breivik (in Norwegian)
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Also: Enlightenment or confusion in the Breivik-case from Document.no.

Related posts: Further critique of psychiatric diagnosis, Court to determine Breivik legal accountability, 129 plaintiffs request new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik

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