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Police investigations have shown that 3.6 million Norwegian crowns (ca. US$630,000) were transferred to various foreign bank accounts held by Anders Behring Breivik between 2003 and 2006, reports Verdens Gang (VG). VG writes that the money stems from online sales of novelty/fake certificates.
The Norwegian press have previously claimed that Breivik did not make any significant money on his business projects, and has repeatedly suggested that Breivik has been lying about his business successes.
While working on his businesses, Breivik rented his own apartment. However, in 2006 he decided to move home to his mother’s apartment. It has been reported that he told his mother and half-sister that he intended to write a book. According to NRK, Breivik wrote in his diary in the autumn of 2009 that the book was completed, and that the project at this point entered a new phase; to obtain what he needed to produce the 900kg (2000 lb.) fertilizer bomb used in the 7/22 attacks.
It appears that Breivik took steps to avoid paying taxes to the Norwegian state, and according to the current VG article, Breivik’s mother has admitted to police that she assisted him in laundering some of his money, roughly 400,000 Norwegian crowns (ca. US$70,500). Breivik reportedly took out cash from various ATM cards which she then deposited into her bank account and later transferred to Breivik’s bank account.
The new information about Breivik’s finances has implications for the validity of the first psychiatric report which now appears to be based on incorrect information about Breivik’s ability to sustain himself financially.
More importantly, however, the first report now also appears to be founded on incorrect grounds with regard to the evaluation of whether Breivik has a realistic perception of reality, and whether he is speaking the truth in the compendium (the manifesto), in police questioning, and when interiewed by the court-appointed psychiatrists.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
The mother laundered money for Breivik
The mother of accused terrorist Behring Anders Breivik (33) admits in the police interrogation that she helped her son to money launder 400,000 kroner.
The money comes from mass murder’s sale of fake diplomas on the internet, which was far more lucrative than what has previously been known.
From what VG is informed the police investigation shows that 3.6 million crowns were deposited in Breiviks foreign bank accounts from 2003 to 2006…..
Original article: Moren hvitvasket penger for Breivik
Related article: Breivik fortalde halvsystera om “manifestet”
(For a timeline of the events reported in this post, see bottom of post.)
On Sunday, the Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, reported claims that the Norwegian Defence League (NDL) was infiltrated for an extended period of time by members of the leftist organization, SOS Racism (SOS Rasisme).
The NDL became widely known to the Norwegian public after Janne Kristiansen, former head of the Police Security Service (PST), warned about the establishment of the group at the annual PST press conference on February 28, 2011. The day before the press conference, police sources had told VG that operative units of the police had, for a couple of weeks, been focusing on a new threat, and that it could be just a matter of time before the situation exploded.
The current leader of the NDL, Ronny Alte, has told Nettavisen that Breivik had some online contact with the NDL in February 2011, before the PST press conference, using the moniker “Sigurd Jorsalfar,” the name of the twelfth-century crusader, King Sigurd I of Norway. The left-wing magazine, Searchlight, has reported that around the same time Breivik also posted on a forum operated by the English Defence League (EDL) using the same moniker. According to Searchlight, on March 9, 2011, Breivik wrote the following:
“Do some of you know the truth about what happened to the ndl [Norwegian Defence League], there was some claims that neo-nazis had hijacked the organisation, but on the ndl site i cant really say i noticed anything like that. So my guess is that there were some kind of police pressure to stop the movement. Anyone here heard anything?”
A new version of NDL
On February 26, 2011, two days before the abovementioned PST press conference, a new NDL website was set up and the organization changed name to the Norwegian Defence Alliance (Norsk Forsvars Allianse). The Norwegian Defence League had announced plans for a demonstration in front of the Oslo Cathedral (Domkirke) on February 26, 2011, but these plans appear to have been interrupted and the demonstration never took place. Klassekampen reported on February 19, 2011, that the leftist Anti-Racist Center (Antirasistisk Senter) and several other organizations had planned a counter demonstration. In the same Klassekampen article, Remi Huseby, the then leader of the NDL, stated that after being interviewed by the Norwegian press for the first time (TV2 filming in Luton, published February 5, 2011), he had received several death threats and had, therefore, purchased a bulletproof vest.
On March 1, 2011, the day after the PST press conference, Remi Huseby announced his withdrawal as leader of the NDL. Håvar Krane took over the leadership. On March 13, 2011, VG wrote that the original (WordPress) website of the NDL was closed down after the PST press conference on February 28th, however the first post on the new (Blogspot) website is cleary dated February 26th.
The EDL appears to have accepted Håvar Krane as an interim leader:
“For the time being and up untill the planned election of new leadership on the 9th of April, Haavar Krane will function as the officially recognised spokesman and leader of the Norwegian Defence League endorsed by the EDL.
We wish Haavar Krane all the best in the work ahead, in building up a genuine Nowegian Defence League.
The following has been agreed with Haavar
1) He will do this until a new leader is elected.
2) That NDL get approval from EDL to continue on this, EDL has now approved this
3) He chooses for the time being his/NDLs own security and liason division
4) When all the new leaders are elected he is out and into the background…”
Three weeks later on March 19, 2011, Lena Andreassen replaced him as leader of NDL.
On April 9, 2011, one month after the February 28th PST press conference, and while reportedly heavily infiltrated by members of SOS Racism, the new version of the Norwegian Defence League held a demonstration in Oslo that was a complete failure. According to the recent Dagbladet article, infiltrators from SOS Racism were directly involved with the planning of this unsuccesssful (NDL) demonstration to which only a handful of NDL supporters turned up.
The Norwegian press has a strong left-wing bias and so does not typically give much press coverage to right-wing organizations and events. For example, not a single Norwegian newspaper has written about the upcoming gathering of European Defence Leagues in Aarhus, Denmark, on March 31, 2012. The staged NDL demonstration on April 9th, however, received massive coverage by all Norwegian television stations and newspapers. It is possible that some in the media may have known beforehand that the demonstration was going to be a failure, and may have been collaborating with those working to sabotage the NDL.
The entire press also gave extensive coverage to the large counter demonstration attended by various leftist groups including the Anti-Racist Center, the Oslo Labor Youth Organization (AUF), Blitz, Oslo Socialist Youth (Oslo SU), The Red Pary (Rødt), Red Youth (Rød ungdom), UFFA (anarchist group), Motmakt (anti-capitalistic organization), Young Communists (UngKom) and SOS Racism. It is unclear who orchestrated the counter demonstration, but a Facebook group and blog appear to have been created for the purpose.
On April 9th, Dagbladet wrote that Lena Andreassen attended the demonstraton virtually alone and said: “Darn, there are more journalists here than us.” Dagbladet estimated that between 700 and 1000 people attended the counter demonstration, and printed a photo showing a large crowd of leftists. In this week’s article however, Dagbladet only mentions that 30 SOS Racism members held a counter demonstration against the NDL, painting a very different picture of what happened that day.
After the failed demonstration on April 9th, the English Defence League withdrew support from the NDL, and the leaders of the organization, including Lena Andreassen and Håvar Krane, had to quit.
Darren Lee from the EDL had come to Oslo to see what was going on and had a meeting with several Norwegians after the demonstration. “We were informed that a change of leadership was desired and our leader said that we will support them [the new leadership] with everything necessary going foreward,” Lee told Dagbladet. “We seem to have supported the wrong leadership previously,” Lee also said to the newspaper.
In a message on Facebook, Tommy Robinson, head of the English Defence League, wrote the following:
“This is a message from Tommy Robinson of the English Defence League. After careful consideration and a lengthy investigation by our support group we have decided that we have no alternative but to declare a show of no-confidence in the current leadership and administration of the Norwegian Defence League.
We will no longer affiliate with, or support this version of the NDL….”
Left-wing and possible police infiltration
In this week’s article, Dagbladet, relying only on anonymous sources, claims that members of SOS Racism had infiltrated the Norwegian Defence League and secured leadership positions in the organization. The newspaper does not discuss whether these people acted as informants for the PST.
According to Dagbladet, the infiltrators used false identities and profiles on social media to get into leadership circles of the small organization. “It is tough for the psyche to work like this. One is sitting up to the neck in racism and sewer. I have really developed sympathy for police staff who work over time to reveal for example child porn,” one of the anonymous sources who followed the work being done to steer the NDL said to Dagbladet. A former board member of the NDL to which Dagbladet has spoken said that SOS Racism infiltrators made up the majority of NDL leadership at the time of the failed April 9th demonstration.
Remi Huseby, the first leader of the NDL inteviewed by the Norwegian press, is from a small coastal city called Haugesund. Haugesund is where SOS Racism has its main office and the PST also has an office in the city. In the first ever news coverage of the NDL which was published by TV2 on February 5, 2011, three weeks before the PST press conference, TV2 reporters travelled to Luton in England to film Norwegian NDL members partaking in an English Defence League demonstration. According to TV2, several other Norwegians that had planned to travel to Luton for the event cancelled their plans.
Håvar Krane, who became leader of the NDL shortly after the February 28th PST press conference, is known to have made provocative statements a week earlier, at the meeting of another right-wing organisation, SIAN (Stopp Islamisering Av Norge – Stop the Islamization of Norway), on February 21, 2011. In a voice recording published by TV2, Krane can be heard saying that he would have liked to shoot one of the members of the government in the back of the head with a Glock pistol, and he presents a scenario for attacking the Labor coalition government: “I envision the Chistmas party of the government, perfect moment to block all exits with Molotov cocktails, except the door I shall enter.”
According to this week’s article in Dagbladet, Lena Andreassen, who began “weeding out” unwanted persons from the NDL after the PST press conference, and who took over as leader after Krane, had no idea about the infiltration of the NDL by SOS Racism members. However, on March 13, 2011, two weeks after the PST press conference, Lena Andreassen told VG that, for several weeks, she had worked around the clock to get rid of undesirable people from the NDL. Andreassen also said that she had collaborated with the Oslo Police about this and that she had close contact with the PST. In the interview, she also explained that she had previously had a partner who was helped by the PST to get out of a right-wing group called Boot Boys.
After the 7/22 attacks, in the end of September 2011, Lena Andreassen was reportedly kidnapped for a month by former members of the English Defence League (EDL). She has said that she is afraid of what will happen if what she has told the police becomes publically known. The Norwegian press reportedly has copies of her statements to the police, but this information has not been published.
AUF fraud scheme and Serve the People (Tjen Folket)
In 2011, leaders of SOS Racism were found guilty of massive fraud and the organization had most of its funds confiscated. It has been revealed that, throughout the last decade, the organization had been using the identical fraud scheme that was utilized by the Oslo branch of the Labor Youth Organisation (AUF) during the 1990s to steal taxpayers’ money. In both cases, false memberships were created and paid for in order to increase subsidies. The national leader of the AUF at the time was Trond Giske (Labor), now Minister of Business.
It has also been revealed that SOS Racism, during the period in which the fraud took place, was steered by a shadow leadership group from a secretive communist organization called Serve the People (Tjen Folket) that had infiltrated and hijacked the anti-racist organization. According to the National Register of Legal Entities (Enhetsregisteret), Serve the People was established on May 1, 1998, a few days after Oslo AUF leaders were found guilty by the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) of serious fraud on April 21, 1998.
The SOS fraud resulted in official membership numbers skyrocketing from around 5000 in 1999 to more than 40,000 in 2006, releasing millions of Norwegian crowns (kroner) in subsidies for anti-racism and pro-immigration activism which would have provided support for the immigration policies of the Labor Party.
It is possible that the infiltrators of NDL, in addition to being members of SOS Racism, were members of Serve the People (Tjen Folket). Some individuals facing prosecution and prison sentences for their involvement in the SOS fraud case may have been motivated to work as police informants.
Breivik kept a low profile
The PST developed a sudden interest in the NDL in February 2011. It appears that the first version of the Norwegian Defence League (NDL) was closed down a few days before the February 28th PST press conference and, if what Dagbladet writes this week is correct, was replaced by one led by left-wing infiltrators positive to the immigration policies of the Labor Party.
In Europe, state infiltration of right-wing organizations is not uncommon. Der Spiegel has reported that in Germany, the domestic intelligence agency (Office for the Protection of the Constitution) has more than 130 informants inside the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), many in leadership positions.
The PST may have had credible intelligence information that made it an urgent matter to infiltrate the political right in Norway in the spring of 2011. Statements by police sources to VG on February 27, 2011, indicate this could have been the case. It is conceivable that what led to the sudden concern was the reported phone threat to the Justice Department, and that this call took place in January or February and not in March as has been supposed.
If the Norwegian Defence League was created by or hijacked by the political left, it would seem that this either happened in collaboration with the Police Security Service (PST) or, alternatively, was outside the control of the PST and, therefore, might have interfered with police investigations.
Perhaps the NDL was initially established as a police effort to infiltrate Norwegian EDL sympathisers, but that the PST lost control over the situation when someone else, maybe politicians or journalists, not fully realizing the seriousness of the operation, got word about it and thought the situation provided a good opportunity for staging a media campaign against people opposing the Labor Party’s immigration policies.
As mentioned above, the Norwegian press has a strong left-wing bias and more than 70% of journalists vote for either the Labor Party or the Socialist Left Party. The chief editor of the once conservative newspaper, Aftenposten, Hilde Haugsgjerd, was once the leader of the Red Electoral Alliance, a far-left political party promoting revolutionary ideas and Marxism. It is, therefore, quite conceivable that some in the Norwegian media may have been involved in some sort of political propaganda campaign intended to delegitimize right-wingers.
The fact that the leader of the PST at the time, Janne Kristiansen, was hand-picked for the job by a Labor Party minister, and her appointment was widely regarded as political, could lead one to speculate as to whether the Labor Party was the architect behind the the fake version of NDL and the accompanying massive media coverage. Currently, however, there is no evidence to support such speculation.
During police questioning, Breivik has explained that if he had been a member of the Norwegian Defence League, the PST would have detected him before he could carry out the attacks. In the compendium that he published, 2083 – A European Declaration of Independence, Breivik discussed the importance of keeping a low profile to avoid being “flagged” by the secret police.
PST evaluation report
In a detailed evaluation report published on Friday, the PST concludes that it was not possible for the police to detect Breivik:
“Based on what we have seen through the evaluation work, Anders Behring Breivik’s activities on the internet appear in such a way that it does not stand out in relation to the activities of other participants on these pages. There is a large number of participants that voice more provoking or more extreme viewpoints than what Breivik did. This evaluation is supported by those statements that have been referred to from different research environments about this. In addition, Anders Behring Breivik had in the planning phase been thoroughly very security conscious and been careful not to write anything that would attract negative attention….”
Presenting the report at a press conference, Roger Berg, interim head of PST, said that Breivik had planned the attacks for years and been utmost security conscious. “If the PST should have detected Breivik and thereby have prevented the terror operation, we would have needed a specific tip. We did not get that…”, Berg said according to VG.
Berg also said that the 7/22 attacks require the PST to think anew, but that the PST does not believe increased surveillance is the way to go forward, stressing instead the importance of society as a whole in preventing escalation of violence.
The PST’s views are good news for Norway and civil liberties. While it is important to prevent violence, in a free democratic society citizens must have the right to be active in politics without state interference.
Timeline of events – Spring 2011
Feb 05 – NDL leader Remi Huseby interviewed by TV2 in Luton at EDL demonstration
Feb 19 – Klassekampen reports about planned NDL demonstration and counter-demonstration
Feb 21 – Håvar Krane makes provocative statements at SIAN meeting
Feb 26 – Cancelled NDL demonstration in front of Oslo Cathedral
Feb 26 – New NDL website established, NDL renamed “Norsk Forsvars Allianse”
Feb 27 – Police sources tell VG that the police are concerned about a new threat
Feb 28 – PST annual press conference – focus on NDL
Mar 01 – Remi Huseby steps down as leader of NDL
Mar 01 – Håvar Krane becomes interim leader of NDL
Mar 09 – Breivik asks on EDL forum if anybody knows if the police were trying to stop the NDL movement
Mar 13 – Lena Andreassen tells VG that she collaborates with Oslo Police and has close contact with PST
Mar 19 – Lena Andreassen becomes new NDL leader
Apr 09 – Failed NDL demonstration at Akershus Fortress, large counter-demonstration
Apr 13 – EDL withdraws support from NDL
Apr 13 – Lena Andreassen, Håvar Krane and other leaders leave NDL
Jul 22 – Anders Behring Breivik carries out attacks
Sep 29 – Lena Andreassen kidnapped for a month by former EDL members
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
“Several people with ties to SOS Racism built up the right-wing Norwegian Defence League, says former board member….
Last 9 April, on the anniversary of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Norway, demonstrated the Islam hostile and extreme-right group, Norwegian Defence league (NDL), against the “Islamic occupation” in Oslo. NDL had then about a thousand people with strong anti-Islamic attitudes and a number of well-known right-wingers as members.
Activists from the violent and extremist sister organization, the English Defence League (EDL) in the UK, to Norway to participate.
Led by anti-racists
Dagbladet can now reveal that the demonstration was organized by several anti-racists. According to several independent sources, the NDL’s management as well as other positions in the organization was infiltrated by people with close ties to SOS Racism.
“When we decided to organize the demonstration, had people who worked with SOS Racism a clear majority in the management of the NDL,” says a former member of the NDL-management to Dagbladet.
The person says that he worked to infiltrate the leadership of NDL for several years under a false name. In practice, built and operated the NDL, as they reported to SOS Racism, according to several sources.
“SOS Racism had full control of the NDL. In 2010 and until the Spring of 2011 we were working in collaboration with SOS Racism, a clear majority of the board and management of the NDL,” said the person.
In the interests of the involved persons’ safety, Dagbladet chose not to disclose their names.
The information confirmed by several independent sources, including people who followed the cooperation within the SOS Racism.
“It included the SOS Racism which suggested that the NDL’s demonstration of April 9th would be at Kontraskjæret at Akershus Fortress. There it was easy to make a counter-demonstrations against them.”
Only a handful of NDL sympathizers showed up. The demonstration was branded as a failure and management of the organization were replaced.
SOS Racism fielded several dozen counter-demonstrators and received much attention.
Several of those present knew of efforts to control the NDL by infiltrators, according to the Dagbladet know. Dagbladet has asked SOS Racism for an opinion on this matter. The organization confirmed that they read Dagbladet’s request, but gave no answer.
A key representative of SOS Racism, who has been pointed out by several sources as a director of NDL in 2010 and 2011, denied knowledge of the infiltration.
“What you ask about has no basis in reality,” he answers questions from Dagbladet.
Infiltrators used the fake profiles and identities on websites to get into the NDL-management. How wondered the initiators of the NDL to give them key positions, according to sources. NDL-management often met through video conferencing on the Internet, but rarely face to face.
“It’s tough for the psyche to work like that. Sitting up to their necks in racism and sewers. I’ve really got sympathy for police officers working over time to reveal, for example, child pornography,” says a source who followed the work to manage the NDL closely.
NDLs leader at this time was Lena Andreassen. She must have been unaware that she was surrounded by infiltrators. Andreassen do not want to comment on the matter.
“Would have enemy”
During the period when the NDL should have had a board majority consisting of anti-racists, the group went from being an unknown Facebook group to become nationally known.
The then leader PST Janne Kristiansen NDL mentioned as a possible threat, at a press conference in February 2011. Both PST and Oslo Police have spent considerable resources on the NDL.
“SOS Racism would have an enemy and an adversary in the debate on immigration,” says a source involved in the work.
Today, the NDL under new management.
“We have become aware that last year was more infiltrators in the NDL,” said spokesman Ron Alte to Dagbladet….
Original article: “Antirasister bygde høyreekstrem organisasjon”
Related article: Anders Behring Breivik was in contact with the EDL
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Related article: PST Evaluation Report
Related website: English Defence League
Related website: Norwegian Defence League
Since January when communication restrictions at Ila Prison (Ila Fengsel) were lifted, Anders Behring Breivik has received many letters from private individuals, one of Breivik’s lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, told NRK. Several of these have responded to communication from Breivik, she explained. Bæra told NRK that Breivik is primariy interested in corresponding with people who share his ideology.
Bæra also told NRK that Breivik spends much time thinking about to what degree his ideas, and particularly those communicated in his manifest, have taken root in society. She also says that Breivik is very focused on prioritizing his time. Lately he has received access to a copy of his manifest and several thousand pages of police documents.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
Anders Behring Breivik (33) writes a letter with several people who share his ideology. The terrorist is concerned about his so-called manifesto has taken root in society.
After letters and visits controls were lifted in January, Breivik received numerous letters from individuals in the cell, confirming the defender Vibeke Hein Bæra.
Several have also responded directly to requests from the terror suspect 33-year-old, said the lawyer told NRK.
“He is primarily concerned with writing letters to what he defines as like-minded, and that shares his ideology. He receives many letters in prison, both from like-mind and other types of inquiries. They [the letter writers] do not support [his] actions, but there are many [of them] who share his ideology. Some of these people have written back to him,” said Bæra.
She does not rule out that some of the people Breivik have contact with may be relevant as witnesses at trial….
Original article: “Breivik brevveksler med meningsfeller”
Related post: Breivik intends to begin sending letters
The courtroom buzzed with the sound of cameras as Anders Behring Breivik entered the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) today for the last incarceration hearing before the trial begins on April 16. As he entered the courtroom, Breivik performed the Knights Templar clenched fist salute described in his compendium, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence.”
As in the previous court proceeding, Breivik objected to the neutrality of the court and Judge Wenche Fliflet Gjelsten. “You have received your mandate from organizations that support multiculturalism, and for this reason I have objections regarding your neutrality,” Breivik said according to VG.
During the proceeding, Breivik asked permission from the judge to say a few words about why he admits to committing the 7/22 attacks, but does not admit legal guilt for them.
“The attack against the governmental offices was directed against traitors that commit cultural destruction, the deconstruction of the Norwegian ethnic group. It is the same as ethnic cleansing,” Breivik said according to NRK.
“I am a militant nationalist. I represent native Norwegians. I am a commander of Knights Templar Norway. We in the Norwegian resistance movement are not going to sit still and watch us become a minority in our own capitol and country. We shall fight against the traitors in the Labor party,” said Breivik.
The judge, then, tried to interrupt Breivik, who said: “Now I am about to come to the conclusion. I cannot acknowledge legal guilt. I acted in emergency defense of my people, culture and country.” He then requested that he be released immediately.
According to Norwegian media, many of the plaintiffs present in the courtroom laughed out loud several times when Breivik was addressing the court.
Demanded to be released immediately
Anders Breivik Behring says he acted in self-defense, and therefore requires to be released immediately. He also believes he should be awarded war cross with three swords. The terror suspect met with scattered laughter in the courtroom today.
Anders Behring Breivik started the hearing to protest the judge, because he thought she is disqualified.
Breivik said that the attacks were meant to those engaged in ethnic cleansing.
He made it clear that he is familiar with the charges.
“I recognize the actions, but I do not acknowledge guilt. In this connection I wish to explain to me. So if I could get a minute, I had been greatly praise it? Is it okay?” said Brevik.
The judge agreed that he could have one minute to explain himself.
“The attacks against the government quarter was directed against traitors who commit cultural destruction, deconstruction of the Norwegian ethnic group. It is the same as Norwegian ethnic cleansing,” said Breivik, and it sounded ridiculous in the auditorium.
“I am a militant militarist, a commander of the Knights Templar Norway. We in the Norwegian resistance movement is not going to sit and look at deconstruction. We shall fight against the traitors of the Labour Party,” said Breivik.
The judge tried to interrupt him.
“Now I come to the conclusion,” stressed Breivik.
“I can not admit guilt. I acted in self-defense for my people, culture and my country,” said Breivik and petitioned therefore released immediately.
“I do not accept detention and demand to be released immediately, he said to laughter from the audience….”
Original article: Krevde å bli løslatt umiddelbart
- Lippestad: Breivik showed right-wing greeting
- Called expert report laughable
When Breivik entered the courtroom in the Oslo District Court raised his hands and showed handcuffs in what looked like a planned gesture.
After the meeting, explained the detention Geir Lippestad, one of his defenders, that it was a kind of right-wing message.
“He showed a kind of right-wing greeting, but I do not know anything more about it,” says Lippestad, who said he did not see all the greeting when his client performed it in the courtroom….
This is the last time Breivik presented for custody before the trial starts on 16 April. Police have requested that the court keeps the mass murderer locked up until trial, because there is a risk of new offenses….
Original article: Utøya-fornærmede lo av Breivik i retten
Related post: Breivik’s statement in court February 6, 2012
In the years before the 7/22 attacks, Anders Behring Breivik lived with his mother in Oslo, but in May 2011 he moved to a farm in Rena commune in Hedmark.
– Evidence related to bomb making –
Aftenposten writes that at Åsta farm, which Breivik rented in the months leading up the the attacks, the police found six pages with printing on both sides which appears to be complete instructions for producing a bomb. In addition, the police found hand-written notes with mathematical calculations and measures written down on Post-it Notes.
In police questioning, Breivik has explained that he visited around twenty-five pharmacies about five times each purchasing between two to three kilograms (four to six pounds) of aspirin for use in the production of the bomb, costing between 15,000 to 20,000 Norwegian crowns (US$2,500-3,500).
The police believe Breivik manufactured the bomb, estimated to be 950 kilograms (2090 pounds) in size, at the farm and then drove it to Oslo in the Volkswagen Crafter which he had rented.
Police found a bomb recipe Behring Breivik farm
During searches of Asta farm in Rena, where Behring Anders Breivik clarified the bomb he used during the strike against the ministries, the police found, among them six typed sheets on both sides.
In addition, they found a handwritten sheets on both sides.
The farm was also found mathematical calculations and measurements, jotted down on post-it notes, which shall be made in connection with the bomb making process, and notes set out as a drawing and dimensions of the bomb….
Original article: Politiet fant bombeoppskrift på Behring Breiviks gård
– Brevik’s room at mother’s apartment in Oslo –
Verdens Gang (VG) has published photos showing Breivik’s room at his mother’s apartment in Oslo where he lived until May 2011, and where he planned and prepared for the 7/22 attacks. The photos are taken by the police just hours after the attacks. The military uniform that Breivik requested to wear during the first court proceedings can be seen hanging in the closet.
Here is Breivik’s bedroom
Had safe with ammunition at the bedside
In 2006, Behring moved Anders Breivik (32) back in this room in his mother’s apartment at.
Here he lived until last April, when he moved to Vålstua farm Asta to make fertilizer bomb that went off in the government building on 22 July.
The images that VG has gained access to show a seemingly messy Boy with a variety of equipment are piled up along one wall, while a desk with a desktop stand along the other wall….
Original article: Her er Breiviks gutterom
VG writes that, when the police entered Breivik’s room at his mother’s apartment in Oslo, the computer was turned on. Breivik explained to the police that he changed hard drives monthly and that “what is on the PC is what I want you to find”.
The email program, MS Outlook, which Breivik explained he used to send his compendium (“2083: A European Declaration of Independence”) to about a thousand people, was still open on the computer, as was a PDF document of the program schedule for the Labor Youth Organization (AUF) camp at Utøya. Breivik explained to the police that he was uncertain when he was going to be able to carry out the attacks, so he checked the program for several days to see which prominent figures were attending.
VG writes that Breivik had planned to get up at 3 a.m. to begin sending out the compendium, but that he was so exhausted from the evening before that that he didn’t get up until around 8 a.m.
One of the last Behring Anders Breivik (32) did before he launched the attack 22 July, was to check the schedule for the summer camp AUF’s Utøya.
When police were to secure evidence in the apartment for Breivik’s mother Skøyen 23 July was the computer in his bedroom on. Mass murderer had made no attempt to prevent the police gained access to the information.
“What is on your PC, it is I want you to find,” the mass murderer said to the police….
Original article: Breiviks PC forlatt med AUF-programmet på skjermen
Dagbladet previously reported that Breivik went to town (Oslo) around 11:00 p.m. the night before. He was observed having a drink at the upscale bar, Skaugum, a bar named after the royal private residence in Asker and a place that celebrities, finance people and royals frequent.
The night before he killed 77 people, and made himself the most hated man, the terrorist Anders Breivik Behring have been one of Oslo’s hippest nightspots – where royalty, hipsters and financial elite all have been on frequent visits.
Witnesses told Dagbladet that the mass murderer had a good time with a Bacardi Razz – a sweet, relatively weak raspberry drink with a lime slice – the bar Skaugum Thursday 21 July….
Original article: Breivik festet på kjendisbar natta før massemordet
– Evidence relating to Liberia trip in 2002 –
Dagbladet writes that the police found a raw diamond worth about 4,000 Norwegian crowns (US$700) at Breivik’s home which he said he purchased from a store in Oslo. Breivik has explained to the police that he purchased a number of inexpensive diamonds in order to back up his cover story of travelling to Liberia in 2002 to purchase diamonds. According to him, the real purpose of the trip was to meet a Serbian war hero. The police also found about 20,000 Norwegian crowns (US$3,500) in cash, an amount Breivik said he usually had at hand in case something went wrong.
In his bedroom, they found a safe with 68 shotgun cartridges.
When police searched the apartment of Behring Anders Breivik’s mother after the terrorist attacks, they found, among other things, a safe with 68 shotgun cartridges and Breivik homemade uniform inside the boy in his room.
In the house they also found a rough diamonds in a small transparent plastic box. The box was labeled “Made in Germany”….
Original article: Politiet fant cash og rådiamant i Breiviks bolig
In a safe in Breivik’s room, the police also found an old passport of Breivik’s that expired in 2008. It shows that Breivik travelled extensively to many countries among them:
• Turkey in July/August 1998
• Liberia in April 2002
• Ivory Coast in April 2002
• Malta i April 2004
• Estonia in April 2004
• Croatia in August 2004
• Belarus in March 2005
• China in July 2005
• Lithuania (the police are unsure of the date).
According to Dagbladet sources, Breivik has explained in police questioning that the trip to Liberia in 2002 was a condition for his participation in the founding meeting of the Knights Templar in London in May 2002.
The passport revealed Breivik’s world tour
In a safe at Behring Anders Breivik Boy’s mother’s house, police found two passports belonging to Anders Breivik Behring.
Breivik one passport, which expired in 2008, contains both a visa and a range of travel stamps, including from Liberia, the United States and Lithuania. The second pass is valid until 2019, however, contains no stamps.
The police have been concerned Breivik travel in recent years, partly to determine whether he could have accomplices. In this work, the police searched the passports of his depth….
Original article: Passet avslørte Breiviks verdensturne
Aftenposten writes that Breivik says that his stay in Liberia involved training and physical and psychological challenges. He has explained that he had to finance and make his way to Liberia to prove his dedication. Some of the purpose of the trip, he also says, was to be the proxy at the founding Knights Templar meeting in London for the person he was met in Liberia. Breivik has declined to say anything about whether there were other people with him in Liberia at the same time who were also under evaluation.
Posing as UNICEF employee on Africa trip
Behring Breivik should have explained that before he left he stopped by “UNICEF office” in Norway to pick up brochures. Then he made himself a “cover” which he pretended to work for the UN organization.
In April 2002, traveled Behring Breivik to Liberia through the Ivory Coast. The aim of the trip was to meet a Serb in Liberia that he should be representative of the establishment meeting of the alleged organization Knights Templar in London later that same spring.
Before this could happen he had to perform physical and mental “trials”.
In questioning the Behring Breivik said that he told the airport authorities at the landing in Ivory Coast that he was working for the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.
He was afraid not to come into the country, but found that the cover was “unnecessary” when he could just pay the money for security guards to enter….
Original article: Utga seg for UNICEF-ansatt på Afrika-tur
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
Janne Kristiansen, head of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), announced last night that she is stepping down as leader of the PST. The announcement came hours after her apparent slip of the tongue during the 7/22 hearing in parliament in which she revealed that Norway’s military intelligence service has operative agents in Pakistan.
PST boss: “I said wrong”
When VG confronted Janne Kristiansen with the statements immediately after the hearings, she tried to dampen the impact of what she had said.
“I said wrong, I thought the police liaison officer. He is our point of contact in Pakistan,” said the PST-chief to VG.
Late yesterday afternoon, when Parliament set out its shorthand minutes of the hearing, it was not made any corrections. There was also no correction of Kristiansen’s statements on the PST website.
During the hearing revealed Kristiansen, the Norwegian intelligence service has agents on the ground in Pakistan. Within hours after refereratet was published, she pulled out as head of the Police Security Service (PST)….
Original article: PST-sjefen: – Jeg sa feil
Janne Kristiansen’s leadership of the PST has been turbulent. Former Justice Minister, Knut Storberget (Labor), encouraged her to apply for the position, and NRK writes that her appointment has been considered by many as a political decision.
Second-in-command, Roger Berg, will act as head of PST for the time being. Employee representative, Lasse Roen, says to NRK that they wish to have a say in who becomes the new leader of their organization, and that they oppose another political appointment.
The appointment of Janne Kristiansen as the new manager of PST was also turbulent.
Kristiansen was appointed by Storberget after she had been encouraged to seek the job of the same minister.
Many believed that Storberget had a pure political appointment.
Now ask the employees that they also may be heard when a new chief to be elected.
“Trade unions now expect to be consulted on who should be appointed CEO of PST,” says Lasse Roen.
According to the representative, Roger Berg, who will now serve as chief until further strong support in the organization, and that he therefore should be one of several candidates.
“It is nevertheless important that a new pst manager has experience of leading an emergency response organization PST,” and the least experience in our sector, says Roen.
Does that mean that a new political appointment would be undesirable?
- Yes it will say, answer Roen.
Original article: Mange tårer da Janne Kristiansen tok farvel med sine ansatte
According to Aftenposten, the special unit of the police force (Internal Affairs) has begun investigating whether Kristiansen’s remarks regarding strictly confidential matters constitute a criminal offense.
Retired PST manager Janne Kristiansen’s statements in Parliament Wednesday investigated by the Special Unit for Police Affairs.
It confirms the Special Unit Manager Jan-Egil Presthus to Aftenposten.no.
PST Manager Janne Kristiansen revealed highly classified information in Parliament on Wednesday confirmed Justice Grete Faremo (AP) during a press conference Thursday morning….
Original article: Spesialenheten starter etterforskning av PST-sjefens uttale
In his compendium, “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence,” Anders Behring Breivik commented on the appointment of Janne Kristiansen, describing her as a Labor Party plant without relevant expertise:
“The head of PST, Janne Kristiansen, has never even worked as an intelligence officer, and is nothing more than a planted Labour Party agent, placed to lead the PST, against the will of most PST employees.”
“2083 – A European Declaration of Independence” [opens pdf]
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.
These should consider Breivik again
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
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.
Breivik will not talk to the two new experts
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
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)
Breivik’ friends say he displayed no signs of mental illness and seemed normal. Aftenposten writes that the police have interviewed more than twenty of Breivik’s friends and family members and they all give a completely different picture of him than the court-appointed psychiatrists. While the psychiatrists describe Breivik as suffering from complete function loss, Brevik’s friends told police that Breivik took part in cabin trips, family dinners, parties with friends and café outings.
Three of his friends arranged a farewell party for him before he moved to the farm that he rented in the spring of 2011. One friend explained that everything seemed normal about him, and there was a good atmosphere at the party. The friend’s only concern was the fact that Breivik was using anabolic steroids. Breivik’s best friend describes him as resourceful, and very, very stubborn, but caring and very considerate towards those closest to him. According to the friend, Breivik is also a person who has a high tolerance level for other types of people.
When asked whether Breivik seemed depressed, the friend says Breivik isolated himself, but that this was not because he was depressed. The friend believes the isolation was to protect his closest friends and family, “not to drag them into this case.”
His friends saw no signs of illness
None of the more than 20 friends and family members who met the terror accused in recent years prior to 22 July-attacks mean “he was unable to take care of himself”, as the two expert psychiatrists conclude….
Police interviews show that his manifesto, that those who know him refer to as “book”, and his extreme views, was a frequently discussed topic, both in family dinners, friend requests, and in other contexts. Most knew that he had extremist views, and was obsessed by the idea that Islam conquered Europe. But nobody knew how he had intended “to promote” the book.
A 35-year-old friend says that Behring Breivik sometimes started with a long account of the Muslims had nothing to do in Europe.
“He tried to convert us (friends, editor). Get us to understand how things were….”
“He told me he wrote a book about Islamic takeover of Europe,” says best friend. Most knew that the accused spent most of their time working on this book….
Original article: Vennene hans så ingen sykdomstegn
In March 2011, about four months before the 7/22 attacks, someone with an educated, Eastern Norway accent phoned the governmental offices and talked about a maniesto and shooting Labor Youth (AUF) members. The person strongly criticized the Labor coalition government, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, and former Labor Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland.
According to NRK, the threat was written down on a note by the receptionist receiving the call and forwarded to her superior. The caller’s name, phone number, and date of the conversation were detailed on the note. Since the call was not perceived as a direct threat, it was apparently not forwarded to the police.
Investigation materials that NRK know the content of shows how serious the phonecall in retrospect may seem:
• The caller called out the government and Stoltenberg
• The conversation was in very negative terms
• Gro Harlem Brundtland was also recorded with negative formulations
• The person spoke of a manifesto
• He talked about shooting young AUF-ers
After talking a few minutes with the switchboard was the caller put on to an employee in a ministry. Whoever it was is now unknown….
Original article: Ringte i mars til regjeringen om skyting av AUF-ere og manifest
The phone conversation lasted a couple of minutes. One of Breivik’s lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, says that an audio log of the conversation should exist, and that it is important to etablish if Breivik was the caller. Bæra says the lawyers have talked to Breivik regarding the conversation, but she will not go into details.
According to the Government Office’s Service Center, the police have still not requested the sound log. According to NRK sources, the police have focused on the paper note made by the receptionist, and even entered the ruins of the building together with the receptionist in search of the note for about an hour without success.
Anders Behring Breivik’s defenders say it is very important to find out if it was he who phoned in a threat to the government’s switchboard in March and warned it would happen, or if there was another who knew of his plans….
Original article: “Viktig å få avklart om det var Breivik som ringte”
The Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang (VG), reports that some of the portrait photos Anders Behring Breivik used in his manifesto were taken by a professional photographer in Oslo back in 2005.
Profile pictures taken in photo studio
The images Anders Behring Breivik (32) laid out on the web to promote himself after the terrorist attack were taken in photo studio almost six years ago.
From what VG has been informed, the photographer is being questioned by police in connection with the investigation of terrorist attack. The person does not want to be interviewed by VG….
From what VG has learned, the photographer told police that Breivik acted very purposefully. He knew exactly what kind of pictures he wanted and in what direction he should see. When the photographer asked what the pictures would be used for, Breivik said that they were for “professional use….”
The manifesto says Anders Behring Breivik began to plan terrorist attacks in 2002. Three months after the photos were taken in Norway, Breivik said that he attended a meeting of the “Knights Templar” in London. Police investigations have found no evidence that such a meeting was held in real life….
The photographer, who took pictures of him in 2005, can not remember that the mass murderer was behaving strangely.
“He was polite and formed. He was very determined and knew exactly what kind of pictures he wanted,” the photographer explained to police during questioning.
Original article: Breivik tok portrettbilder allerede i 2005
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, NRK, reports that Norwegian police have confirmed that Anders Behring Breivik travelled to Liberia in 2002 as he had written in his manifesto. According to NRK sources, the question of whether Breivik had been to Liberia was discussed in a police interiew with Breivik on the October 12th. Breivik did not want to discuss what he was doing there. In the manifest, Breivik wrote that he travelled to Liberia to meet a Serbian war hero.
Breivik was in Liberia in 2002
For the first time, police have confirmed that Anders Behring Breivik has been in Liberia as he writes in the manifesto. He was to recruit a Serbian war hero for his fight against the Muslims in Europe….
However, NRK has received confirmation from the Norwegian police that Anders Behring Breivik was actually here.
“We know that he has been there, but the scope of the visit, and what he did there, that we are working to identify,” says police lawyer Pål-Fredrik Hjort Kraby….
Anders Behring Breivik was in Liberia for approximately one week in April 2002, according to his passport. After that, NRK knows that he went through the Ivory Coast.
In his manifest, Breivik described why he traveled to Monrovia. He was to meet a Serbian war hero who was hiding in Liberia to escape war crimes indictment. The Serb is, according to Breivik, one of the original initiators of the organization Knights Templar….
Original article: Breivik var i Liberia i 2002