Posts Tagged ‘Breivik detention’
Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said to Verdens Gang (VG) that Breivik has now changed his mind and no longer opposes photographs of him being taken during the scheduled court proceeding on Monday, February 6th. According to Norwegian law, it is not permitted to take pictures of an accused person in court, or to and from the court building, unless the accused gives approval. According to Lippestad, Breivik has decided to agree to photography now as a sort of preparation for the upcoming trial.
Lippestad said to Dagbladet that Breivik is preparing to say a few words to the court about why he carried out the attacks. “We have no indication that he wishes to apologize for what he did. His viewpoint is unchanged, he believes it was gruesome but neccessary,” says Lippestad.
He further says that Breivik is willing to resume answering questions from Norwegian police next week if they are interested. According to Lippestad, Breivik recognizes that the police cannot guarantee acess to a (permanent) computer before a verdict has been passed. In addition, it is in his interest to explain himself to the police, especially regarding the psychiatric report, according to Lippestad.
“It is because the trial is approaching, and that when the matter will be imaged,” said Lippestad when he and co-lawyer Vibeke Hein Bæra met the press outside the prison.
The court should be set after Breivik is brought into the courtroom, and it will thus be possible to take pictures of him, according to NTB….
Original article: Breivik anker ny psykiatri-vurdering til Høyesterett
Breivik will be photographed in court
Up to incarceration meeting Breivik also preparing a statement.
“He is preparing to say something about the question of guilt to the court. It’s about why he did the acts,” said Lippestad to the press.
Lippestad said that Breivik is aware that there are more victims and their families than at the previous meeting and incarceration that one of the new experts will be in court.
“He has been informed of this and stated that,” says Lippestad. During the previous face incarceration asked Breivik if he could say something to the plaintiffs. There he was not allowed. The defenders do not know if he will request the same on Monday.
“We do not know if he plans to address the audience. We have not received any feedback on that he wants to apologize or excuse what he did. His starting point is not changed, he said it was cruel, but necessary,” says Lippestad to Dagbladet….
Original article: Breivik vil la seg fotografere i retten
Breivik, who has refused to speak with the police since January 11, decided Friday to go along with new interviews before the trial.
He has refused to cooperate because he wanted guarantees for computer use in prison.
“He wants to leave the interview because he believes it has reached so many errors in the expert [psychiatric] report,” said Lippestad.
According Lippestad Breivik want to let the interview after incarceration meeting next week if the police have the time….
Original article: Breivik sier ja til fotografering i retten
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.
Build high fences on Dikemark
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
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
The last court proceeding before the trial of Anders Behring Breivik begins is scheduled to take place on Monday, February 6th.
NRK reports that 163 journalists have requested accreditation, including twenty international media companies. Among those that will cover the proceeding are the following television stations: the BBC, Der Spiegel, ARD, Radio France and RNE. News agencies Reuters, AP, AFP and Bloomberg will also be covering the event. In addition, two Serbian media companies, the newspaper Politika and Radio Beograd, will be present.
Breivik has requested a ban on photography, but his lawyers say he wishes to address the court himself if permitted.
[T]here are 163 accredited journalists to prison meeting. Among them there are 20 foreign media, information officer, said Irene Ramm in the Oslo District Court said.
There are several large foreign media houses have signed up, including the British BBC, the German Der Spiegel and ARD, Radio France and Spain RNE. Several international news agencies like Reuters, AP, AFP and Bloomberg News will cover the imprisonment. Moreover, two Serbian media, newspaper Politiken and Radio Belgrade, also be present.
NTB reported last week that Breivik still refuses to be photographed in court….
Breivik will have the opportunity to present himself, but the judge may cancel if the defendant wishes to say something that is not relevant to the treatment of incarceration issue….
Original article: “Breivik vil holde tale under fengslingsmøtet”
Verdens Gang (VG) writes that Terje Tørrissen, one of the newly appointed court psychiatrists, has requested and been granted permission to attend the court proceeding. Anders Behring Breivik has declined to speak to the newly appointed psychiatrists; therefore, they have to try to find other arenas in which to observe him.
The expert sitting in the pews during incarceration meeting
One of the new psychiatrists to observe Anders Behring Breivik is present at Monday’s prison meeting….
When he gets the opportunity to observe the terror accused 32-year-old speaks and behaves. Breivik has said he refuses to talk to the new experts in the prison, and they need other venues where they can observe him….
Original article: Ny psykiater skal observere Breivik på mandag
TV2 writes that a large number of police investigators arrived yesterday at Breivik’s lawyer’s office, Lippestad Law Offices, for a meeting that lasted one-and-a-half hours. The reason for the meeting was that the police are eager to continue questioning Anders Behring Breivik. The questioning came to an end a couple of weeks ago when the police failed to provide in writing an agreement that Breivik would have access to a computer during his imprisonment, a stipulation that had been orally agreed upon earlier.
According to TV2, it will be the prison or health authorities that will have the final say in the matter, but TV2 reports that both the police and Breivik’s lawyers were of the opinion after yesterday’s meeting that it is likely that Breivik will, indeed, be granted access to a computer given the restricted conditions under which he will likely be kept, whether in prison or in a psychiatric hospital.
Both the police and the defense believes that Anders Behring Breivik in the future will have access to a computer – regardless of whether he is sentenced to treatment or punishment….
Original article: Breivik får trolig beholde pc-en på cellen
VG writes that the police are eager to continue the questioning so that they can get more informaiton about Breivik’s economy, his compendium (manifest), and the organization, Knights Templar, that Breivik says he represents.
Mass murderer has so far not been confronted with the information in the interview – in part because he refuses to examine further before he gets fulfilled its requirement to access the computer after the verdict has dropped the case this summer.
“The status is that there will be no more questioning so far, but we have a good dialogue with the defenders and both parties want to conduct more interrogations,” saying the police prosecutor.
Mass murderer has so far been examined in 170 hours, and police hope it will be restarted so that they specifically have questioned Breivik the economy, the manifesto and the alleged organization “Knights Templar”….
Original article: Vil ta beslag i telefonsamtaler til departementet
Government evaluating legality of construction of one-man psychiatric hospital inside prison for Breivik
According to VG’s sources, several leaders from the health authorities visited Ila Prison last week in relation to an ongoing evaluation by the government on the possibility of building a one-man psychiatric hospital inside the prison specifically for Anders Behring Breivik.
In the event that the court finds that Breivik is mentally ill and, therefore, not legally accountable for his actions, Norway’s health authorities are obliged by law to immediately provide adequate treatment in a psychiatric hospital. According to VG’s sources, there is strong doubt among health officials whether the security at Norway’s mental insitutions is good enough to prevent Breivik from escaping alone or with outside assistance.
State Secretary, Robin Kåss (Labor), says to VG that he does not want to deny that a high security arrangement inside Ila prison is among the alternatives that are currently being evaluated. According to VG, the government is evaluating whether they need to go to parliament to request law changes in order to make it legal to keep Breivik inside prison rather than a hospital should he be committed to psychiatric care.
Fears for safety if Breivik sentenced to compulsory treatment
Within the fenced around Ila prison considering the health care system to build a “one-man hospital” for the terrorist accused Anders Behring Breivik.
Secretary of State Robin Kåss (AP) will not deny to VG that such a separate high security construction inside the prison area is among options being considered if Breivik is sentenced to compulsory psychiatric care.
“It is right that we look at a number of options that can ensure both his safety and concern for community protection,” said Kåss to VG.
Original article: Breivik kan få eget sykehus på Ila
If the court finds Anders Behring Breivik to be not legally accountable for his actions, he will be committed to forced psychiatric care. According to Norwegian law, a person who is committed to forced psychiatric care may petition the court for release every year. This provision is in place to ensure that someone who is not mentally ill cannot be detained in a psychiatric hospital.
Now the Labor Party’s foremost justice politician, Jan Bøhler, has suggested reconsidering the right of people committed to psychiatric care to petition for early release in order to prevent Breivik from making use of this legal right should the court determine that he is mentally ill.
Previous Labor Party Justice Minister, Knut Storberget, indicated in Autumn of last year that changes to the law might also occur should Breivik be sentenced to a regular prison sentence with detention, a special type of sentencing for people considered to pose a danger to society, and where release from prison depends on an evaluation by the court.
Possible, but unwise, according to law professor
According to law professor Hans Petter Graver, it is possible to change the laws to prevent to prevent Anders Behring Breivik come out in society a few years.
Jan Bøhler, Labor justice spokesman in Parliament, said in the Times today that there is a political readiness for change – just to prevent a rapid release of Breivik if he is sentenced to compulsory psychiatric health care….
Bøhler believe that such changes will not be in conflict with the Constitution’s prohibition against giving legislation retroactive….
Original article: Vil ha lovendring for å holde Anders Behring Breivik innelåst