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A 49 year man with an immigrant background set himself on fire and ran towards the police barrier in front of the Oslo District Court on Tuesday, May 15th, according to Verdens Gang (VG). Authorities have not disclosed which country the man is originally from.
According to VG, witnesses report that the man shouted “it hurts” and “shoot me, shoot me.” Dagbladet reported that according to a surveillance video of the incident, the man ran around engulfed in flames for about a minute before police officers arrived and put out the fire by throwing water on him.
Before the man set himself on fire, he reportedly stepped into a lawyer’s office and left behind letters of refusal from the Social Security Services together with a handwritten note stating that he felt the victim of a plot and that nobody understood him.
Four days before the incident, a man from Iraq man was dragged out of the courtroom after having shouted and thrown a shoe at Breivik.
It was at 13:42 that a man set himself on fire and tried to get through the fences and in the security check in front of the courthouse in the capital.
He moved first around the tram stop outside the courthouse, before he suddenly took out two bottles of liquid.
“He had two bottles of flammable liquid which he poured over himself,” says an eyewitness to VGTV….
Original article: Brennende mann lagt i bakken ved tinghuset
Bosnian news magazine, Slobodna Bosna, writes that Anders Behring Breivik’s contact in Liberia may have been Milorad Pelemis, MIGNews reports. In an interview with Dagbladet, however, Pelemis refutes the suggestion.
Milorad Pelemis was commander of The 10th Sabotage Detachment, a unit of the Main Staff of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS), during the the Bosnian War, and fought against Muslims and NATO forces.
Breivik himself refuses to disclose details of a trip to Monrovia and London saying that he does not care whether the prosecutor believes him or not, but he does not want his testimony led to the arrests of people, whom he had promised not to reveal their names.
In fact this trip to Monrovia in April 2002, and then a trip to London proved.
On Thursday, Breivik said a new and somewhat surprising information. He said one person informed about upcoming attacks in advance.
“Maybe the one who knew about it, changed his attitude to these actions in retrospect. I do not know,” – said Breivik.
During further interrogation, he refused to speak to who he was.
In court, Breivik only confirmed that I was in Monrovia in April 2002, and in the same months in London, attended the first meeting of the Knights Templar, where he represented the mysterious Serb, who met in Liberia.
According to him, in this network, there are six people, two Norwegians and four others abroad. In court, he made it clear that one of the six knew about his plans in advance.
On Thursday, while Breivik testified in court about the events in Uta, the Bosnian edition of “Slobodna Bosna” reported that on Friday in the printed version will be released a comprehensive article on how it is in contact with anyone Breivik. According to the publication, Breivik could occur in the Milorad Pelemishem, one of the military commanders who took part in the massacre at Srebrenica in July 1995.
The magazine refers to the closed and the “well informed” sources. “Slobodna Bosna” is known as one of the most important magazines in the country….
Original article: Боснийские СМИ назвали имя серба – сообщника Брейвика
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
“I have never met Breivik”
Pelemis was Commander of the 10th sabotage unit, which is accused of complicity in mass killings in Srebrenica in 1995. Several members of this unit was later in Liberia as mercenaries. According to the Bosnian news magazine, was Pelemis in Liberia at the time Anders Breivik Behring was there.
But Pelemis deny at all to have been in the war-torn African country.
- Until 2001 I was imprisoned because of spider affair. Afterwords the authorities took my passport. I’ve never been to Liberia, says Pelemis.
Spider affair came to media exposure of a network of Serbian assassins that also carried out missions abroad. Dagbladet has not been able to get confirmed whether Pelemis was imprisoned in this case.
When asked if he knows any Serb war veterans who worked in Liberia, Pelemis thinks a little.
- No, I do not know anyone who has worked in Liberia, he says….
Original article: - Jeg har aldri møtt Breivik
Original news source (subscription only): Breivikova srpska mreža: Norveški monstrum inspirisan srpskim ubicama
Related post: Breivik travelled to Liberia in 2002
Anders Behring Breivik maintains that there exists “a loosely organized network that identifies themselves with ‘the Crusader identity’” in his recent critique of the first psychiatric report which he sent to three Norwegian newspapers (VG, ABC Nyheter and Dagbladet), reports ABC Nyheter. According to ABC Nyheter, Breivik refers to the network as the “KT-Network” in the document.
Dagbladet apparently misunderstood one sentence in Breivik’s letter and reported the opposite of ABC Nyheter: that Breivik wrote that the Knights Templar is fictitious. After many other news organizations had re-reported the story, Dagbladet changed the article (see Google translations below) without notice to readers.
One of Breivik’s lawyers, Tord Jordet, later made it clear to Dagbladet that the sentence Dagbladet based its original story on should not be interepreted as meaning the Knights Templar does not exist. “He stands firm on that the organization exists and that he is connected to a secret network,” Jordet said to Dagbladet.
Breivik’s critique of the first psychiatric report is reportedly thirty-eight pages long. It is not known why the newspapers which received it have chosen to only publish fragmented pieces.
Google translation of ABC Nyheter article [edited for clarity]:
Breivik maintains claims of contact network
In the letter Breivik has sent to VG, Dagbladet and ABC Nyheter from prison, he maintains that there exists a “KT-Network”, that is a “loosely connected network that identifies itself with ‘the Crusader identity’.”
He mentions three persons he shall have met in London in 2002 and “the Serbian” he shall have met in Liberia the same year. In addition, he claims that in the period 2002-2011 he shall have been in contact with two persons who have “all or part of their presence in Norway.”
“My use of the word Commander is a reference that is used in the compendium where I refer to myself as a cell commander. It is used in relation to me being connected with two other individuals/cells in Norway,” claims Breivik.
The question of whether Breivik had accomplices, have been central in the police investigation….
Original article: Breivik fastholder påstandene om kontaktnett
Google translation of original Dagbladet article [edited for clarity]:
For the first time Anders Behring Breivik admints that the secret brotherhood Knights Templar is just fiction.
(Dagbladet): Terror accused Anders Behring Breivik (33) now admits that the secret Knights Templar order he has claimed to be a part of have never existed.
“Does not exist”
This comes forward in a 38-page letter he has sent to three Norwegian media companies, including Dagbladet. The letter is Breivik’s attempt to rebut the court appointed experts’ assessment of him as a paranoid schizophrenic and the legally unaccountable.
In his manifesto, in interrogation and court hearings Breivik has claimed to be part of a larger international network, ready to carry out new terrorist acts.
Now he admit that this is just made up fiction….
Original article: Breivik innrømmer løgn: Brorskapet eksisterer ikke
Google translation of revised Dagbladet article with new headline [edited for clarity]:
“It is thus a NON existing system”
Breivik now admits that the secret brotherhood Knights Templar not is what he claimed it was.
(Dagbladet): Terror accused Anders Behring Breivik (33) now admits that the secret Knights Templar order he has claimed to be a part of has never existed as an established organization.
This comes forward in a 38-page letter he has sent to three Norwegian media companies, including Dagbladet. The letter is Breivik’s attempt to rebutt the court experts’ assessment of him as a paranoid schizophrenic and legally unaccountable.
“Does not exist”
In his manifesto, in questioning and court hearings Breivik claimed to be part of a larger international network, ready to carry out new terrorist acts.
Now he admits that this apparently never has been agreed upon….
Original article: Breivik innrømmer løgn: Brorskapet eksisterer ikke
Google translation of final Dagbladet article [edited for clarity]:
Breivik now says [to Dagbladet] through his lawyer Tord Jordet that this [the sentence Dagbladet based a news story on] should not be perceived as if Knights Templar does not exist:
“He sees that this sentence [in question] can be interpreted in this way. But what he meant [in this sentence] was that it is a proposal for a medal, uniform and title system. He stands firm on that the organization exists and that he is connected to a secret network,” Jordet says to Dagbladet….
Original article: Breivik hevder «hans brorskap» ble misforsått
Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, writes that in police questioning Anders Behring Breivik has stated that he intends to contact other Europeans who are imprisoned for carrying out right-wing attacks in order to establish a new network.
According to Dagbladet, Breivik stated to the police that Peter Mangs “is perhaps the greatest resistance fighter” in Scandinavia before 7/22. Mangs is suspected of being responsible for a year long series of sniper shooting attacks in Malmö, a crime-ridden city in the southern part of Sweden with a large Muslim community and where more than 30% of the current population was born abroad.
Dagbladet writes that Breivik refers to Peter Mangs and other right-wingers responsible for similar attacks, such as members of Braune Armee Fraktion (Brown Army Faction) in Germany, as participants of an anti-communist resistance movement throughout Europe that in total are responsible for more than fifty attacks since WWII.
In court, Breivik explained that he represents the Norwegian resistance movement and that he is a cell commander of an organization called Knights Templar. According to statements by the police and his lawyers, he refuses to name any of his contacts.
During WWII, the Norwegian resistance movement operated as multiple organizations in order to make detection and infiltration by the enemy more difficult, and both violent and non-violent methods were employed.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
- Will contact
- I am working on contacting Peter [Mangs] and Beate [Zschäpe] and offer them moral support before their trials. I will be applauding them as national heroes of Sweden and Germany respectively and offer them access to my nationalistic and revolutionary support network.
Dagbladet is informed that Breivik has explained [in questioning] that he will start a new network of imprisoned, anti-Islamist nationalists.
This shall be a pan-European prison network. Breivik has explained to police that he wishes that the network eventually will include Russian and Danish right-wing extremists, that he claims he has contact with, and right wing extremist MC-groups….
Original article: Breivik i avhør: Dette er “den antikommunistiske motstandsbevegelsen”
Related post: Breivik’s statement in court February 6, 2012
Related article: Malmo shootings: Swedish man charged
Wikipedia article: Malmö
Wikipedia article: Resistance movement
Aftenposten and Dagbladet have both published a story provided by the Norwegian press agency, NTB, which reports that the Norwegian police have still not received a response to their request for information from Serbian police regarding several Serbian citizens that they believe Anders Behring Breivik may have met on his trip to Liberia in 2002.
According to previous statements from the police and Breivik’s lawyers, Breivik has, throughout police questioning, refused to name his contacts. The police have, however, stated that Milorad Ulemek is one of the persons they suspect Breivik refers to when he says he met a Serbian war hero in Liberia in 2002.
The recent NTB article claims that, in February, Aftenposten reported that Breivik had communicated to police that he had met Ulemek. As far as AttackOnTheLaborParty is aware, such an article was never published by Aftenposten. If it had been, this would have been in contradiciton to all other news reports and statements by the police and Breivik’s lawyers. Also, none of the other newspapers ever reported on this alleged revelation by Breivik which is surprising given how significant such a fact would be.
On February 18th, Aftenposten wrote: “The terror accused 33 year old has claimed that he met a ‘Serbian war hero’ during his visit to Liberia. They shall have become aquainted through the internet. He has never been willing to say who this [person] was.” It thus seems that NTB’s claim that Breivik has given the name of a contact to the police is incorrect as it is based on a non existing source.
Ulemek was a commander in the Serbian forces during the Kosovan War, fighting against Muslims and NATO forces in the Balkans. At the end of the war, special forces from the Norwegian military were the first NATO ground forces entering Kosovo, and among the first to enter Pristina.
Norwegian police have sent 41 requests to 26 countries in an attempt to find out about Brevik’s contacts, reportedly with limited success. The Police Security Service (the PST) recently wrote in their evaluation report that Breivik had been planning the attacks for several years and been extremely security conscious.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
No Breivik-response from Serbia
March 25, 2012
Six months after the Norwegian police sent a formal legal request to Serbia with questions about the Serbs who may have met Breivik, a reply has not yet been received.
The request was sent 27 september last year, but a reply is lacking.
“We have not received [it],” says Kraby.
The police have sent a total of 41 such requests to 26 different countries to clear up eventual contacts and connections of Breivik abroad. In addition, the police is working on sending an additional two court requests, whereof one to China, according to Hjort Kraby.
The investigation abroad is important considering possible helpers. Breivik himself in his massive compendium “2083″ claimed that he took part in the founding of an international “Templar order” in London in the spring of 2002. The group was allegedly to lead the war against Muslims in Europe.
Breivik claims in the compendium that before the London meeting he met a Serbian “war hero” and “crusader” who was in hiding in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.
Aftenposten wrote in February that Breivik has informed [the police] that the person in question is Milorad “Legija” Ulemek. Ulemek is imprisoned in Serbia and is serving a sentence of 40 years in prison for the murder of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic in March 2003.
The prosecutor for war crimes in Serbia, said already in January to the NTB that they had no indications that Milorad “Legija” Ulemek was in Liberia at any time in the late 1990s or early 2000s….
Original article: Ingen Breivik-svar fra Serbia
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
Serbian delay in terrorist hunt
February 18, 2012
The terror accused 33 year old has claimed that he met a ‘Serbian war hero’ during his visit to Liberia. They shall have become aquainted though the internet. He has never been willing to say who this [person] was….
Original article: Serbisk sommel i terrorjakten
Related article: Ingen Breivik-svar fra Serbia
Related post: Breivik travelled to Liberia in 2002
(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”
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The police questioning of Anders Behring Brevik continues in parallel with the psychiatric observations of him at Ila Prison, reports Dagbladet. According to Dagbladet, Breivik met with police for more than ten hours of questioning on Thursday last week.
Dagbladet writes that trips abroad, money transfers, and the organization, Knights Templar, were topics in the police questioning this week. According to Dagbladet, Breivik has explained to the police that other people have been invovled, but that he will not reveal who they are.
“He does not want to explain himself about others. He does not want to say anything about who he has met and he does not want to confirm what countries he has been to before the police present documentation. He says he does not want to contribute with information that can lead to other people being arrested,” one of Breivik’s lawyers, Tord Jordet, said to Dagbladet.
For ten hours the police questioned Anders Behring Breivik about large sums of money paid out to unknown persons abroad.
There is talk of several large money transfers, said defender Tord Jordet Dagbladet.
Police have previously denied that Breivik has held assistants. Yet they are very concerned about who it is who has got the big money transfers.
“One of the transactions was more than 40 000 dollars. Some of the transfers have been made between overseas accounts he has disposed of, to make it difficult to track where the money came from, and to give him access to money without being subject to tax. Other transfers are made directly to other people,” said Jordet….
Original article: Grillet Breivik om mystiske dollar
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.
Would argue that Breivik be punished
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
Interrogation Chair calls for sound recordings
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
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
Attorney General (Riksadvokat), Tor-Aksel Busch, known for his expressed wish to get rid of the jury system, is of the opinion that lawmakers should consider making it illegal to publish leaked information that someone else has obtained by illegal means, reports Dagbladet. According to Dagbladet, Busch writes this in a letter to The Media Responsibility Commission (Medieansvarsutvalget) which was appointed by the Labor coalition government to come up with proposals for more extensive legal regulations of the media and bloggers.
Dagbladet also reports that Busch is also in agreement with the The Media Responsibility Commission’s view that there should be no legal restrictions on the police investigation of a leak.
Per Edgar Kokkvold, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Press Association, is very critial of the ideas aired by Busch. “It is very unfortunate. Today’s system works well. The consequences will be that people hesitate to go to the press with their information. Protection of sources is, and should be, close to absolute,” Kokkvold said to Dagbladet.
The editor of Nettavisen, Gunnar Stavrum, writes in an opinion piece that the Attorney General is mistaken when he wants to punish the media for publishing leaks and that this would be tantamount to state censorship:
“But today Attorney General Tor-Aksel Busch takes a dangerous step further: we believe one should look closer on whether it should be illegal for the media to redistribute information it has received by others having committed an illegal act of [someone's] duty of confidence, it comes from the State Attorney’s office.
“The proposal from the Attorney General is dangerous, totalitarian and ought to be placed in the drawer immediately.
“The press has a legally-based role of being guard dog. It has laws that protect this role, among others a legally-based protection of sources and a constitutionally founded freedom of expression.
“Even if leaks can be unfortunate, we have long traditions for how it goes when regimes with law in hand can tame the media and decide what should be written in the newpapers.”
Will open to punish the media for leaks
Public Prosecutor Tor Aksel Busch for all 22 July leaks
Now he opens that the media can be prosecuted for passing on information gained through the other has committed a criminal breach of confidentiality.
In response to Media Legal Committee’s report Busch writes that “it is not necessarily obvious” that the media’s dissemination of information they have gained access to the breach of confidentiality, should be penalty-free….
Original article: Vil åpne for å straffe mediene for lekkasjer
Source Hunting and press criminal
February 15, 2012
Attorney General Tor-Aksel Busch will punish the media who publish leaks. Is it not easier to impose state censorship first as last…?
Original article: Kildejakt og pressestraff
Related: Tor-Aksel Busch on Wikipedia (in Norwegian)
Related: Per Edgar Kokkvold on Wikipedia
Dagbladet reports that the Oslo chapter of the Labor Youth Organization (AUF) held its annual organizational meeting this weekend and elected 27-year-old Vegard Wennesland as the new leader. Wennesland has been functioning as interim leader after his predecessor, Håvard Vederhus, was killed on Utøya.
Munir Jaber and Amal Abdinur were elected as deputy leaders.
Vegard Wennesland elected leader of Oslo AUF
Took over as leader when Havard-lived house was killed on Utøya 22 July.
Wennesland has been acting head of the local team after being elected during an extraordinary membership meeting since 23 last August, but on Saturday for the first time voted in as an ordinary elected leader of Oslo AUF. The annual meeting this weekend is the first annual meeting after 22 July.
Wennesland get with the County Secretary Munir Jaber and county director Amal Abdinur as deputy leaders….
Original article: Vegard Wennesland valgt til leder i Oslo AUF
NRK reports that, according to police documents which NRK has seen, the Norwegian police are investigating possible contact between Anders Behring Breivik and Milorad Ulemek, a former commander of the Serbian secret police special unit, the Red Berets. Ulemek was a commander in the Serbian forces during the Kosovan War, fighting against Muslims and NATO forces in the Balkans. At the end of the war, special forces from the Norwegian military were the first NATO ground forces entering Kosovo, and among the first to enter Pristina.
Breivik has told police that the organization that he represents, the Knights Templar, was created in 2002 as a result of the NATO bombing of Christians in Serbia, and that the reason he travelled to Liberia in 2002 was to meet a Serbian war hero. Breivik has been unwilling to say whom he met in Liberia, but according to NRK the police believe this person may have been Milorad Ulemek. Dagbladet writes that on September 27, 2011, the Oslo Police sent a request for information about Ulemek in Serbia.
NRK also writes that another European right-wing activist, Nick Greger, has connections to Liberia. Nick Greger is the leader of an organization called Order 777 and, according to NRK, has ties to the organization Breivik says he represents, the Knights Templar. NRK says that Greger published a video about a year ago in which he praises Milorad Ulemek, and that in the video there is a picture of a kneeling Templar Knight, the same symbol used in Breivik’s manifest (“2083: A European Declaration of Independence”). Nick Greger is a frequent poster of videos online, some of which can be viewed on his YouTube channel.
The Belfast Telegraph reported in July 2011 that Nick Greger attended a gathering in Malta in February of that year together with Johnny Adair, a former leader of “C Company”, 2nd Battalion Shankill Road, West Belfast Brigade of the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF), and Paul Ray, one of the original founders of the English Defence League (EDL). A YouTube video entitled “The Gathering” uploaded Feb 28, 2011, shows Paul Ray, Nick Greger and Johnny Adair together visiting churches around Malta.
Paul Ray has condemned the 7/22 attacks, but according to The Belfast Telegraph, he confirmed to the Associated Press the existence of a loosely organized group inspired by the Knights Templar. According to The Belfast Telegraph, Ray refused to name any members so as not to indicate the size of the organization, but he stated the following: “It’s an idea. It’s not like it’s a massive organization. It’s a belief.”
In his compendium (“2083: A European Declaration of Independence”), Breivik speaks positively about Milorad Ulemek. According to Dagbladet, Breivik has explained to the Norwegian police that, in many ways, much of the symbolism of the Knights Templar organization is from Serbia.
Persons charged with terrorist Anders Breivik Behring has probably been inspired by several Christian terrorists and killers. Among these was a Serbian commander, he may have met in Liberia in 2002.
The police now use resources to find out more about the convicted murderer commander, Milorad Ulemek, and if he can be linked to Breivik.
It shows the forks research material NRK know the content in.
The reason is that Breivik in 2002 traveled to Liberia. There, he claims that he met a Serbian war hero he was recruiting for his fight against the Muslims in Europe. This may have been Milorad Ulemek, who on the Serbian side was in the war against Muslims in the Balkans…..
Original article: Etterforsker Breivik-spor til serbisk kommandør
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
Breivik may have met the convicted murderer mafia leader Milorad Ulemek on diamond hunting in Africa.
Breivik claimed during interrogation that he met a “Serb war hero who has killed many Muslims in battle” when he was in Liberia in 2002. He tried to make money on blood diamonds in the war-torn but mineral-rich country on Africa’s west coast. In questioning Breivik refused to testify in detail about his alleged contact. But has said the following:
“Now apparently all are captured, of those war criminals, but … they … for nationalists, they are heroes, right.”
When asked by police Breivik has not wanted to say if he had been in Serbia, but the organization Knights Templar, which he persistently claims to be a part of, was allegedly founded in 2002 because of NATO bombing of Serbia.
“NATO made it impossible for Serbia to deport Muslims. They therefore began to ‘kill one another,’” Breivik has said in questioning….
Original article: Etterforsker om Breivik møtte en av Serbias farligste menn
Related article: Breivik’s ‘mentor’ linked to exiled loyalist Johnny ‘Mad Dog’ Adair
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
On Friday, Norwegian media published multiple photos of Breivik originating from the police investigation.
– Breivik in police custody on Utøya –
Some of the photos show a visibly exhausted Breivik sitting in chair inside one of the buildings on Utøya shortly after his arrest. Breivik did not wish to be photographed at the time, and is looking away from the camera. The police took the pictures to document what Breivik was wearing during the attacks.
Breivik agreed to be questioned without a lawyer and the police kept Breivik at Utøya until late in the night for questioning. Three members from the Section for Special Operations in the Organized Crime Unit (Seksjon for organisert kriminalitet) of the Oslo police conducted the questioning. Just before 2 a.m., Breivik was evaluated by a doctor. According to VG’s sources, the doctor was of the opinion that Breivik seemed shaken, his eyes looked tired, and his pupils were dilated. The doctor thought his condition could be caused by psychological stress or by the use of Efedrin.
This is the police’s own images of Behring Anders Breivik (32) after his arrest on Utøya.
According to information VG has received access to ga Breivik clear message that he did not want to be photographed after the shooting massacre. The police took still pictures in order to secure evidence of how he was dressed and equipped under terrorist attack.
Later, police also received a ruling from the Oslo District Court as giving them the right to conduct so-called signaling Breivik, which means that it is secured photo and fingerprints….
Original article: Breivik nektet å bli fotografert av politiet
– Guns and equipment –
Dagbladet writes that when Breivik was arrested, he carried a Glock 17 pistol and a Ruger Mini 14 Rifle. Runic inscriptions were carved on the gun. Mjollnir (Mjølner), the Old Norse name for Thor’s Hammer, was carved on the Glock; and on the rifle, Gungnir, the Old Norse name of the spear of Odin. According to Norse mythlogy, the spear (Gungnir) hits and penetrates everything at which it is aimed and, like Thor’s hammer, always returns to the thrower’s hand.
In the small van Breivik drove to Utøya, the police found a note apparently written by Breivik himself saying “Costume party 2010/2011 – police officer”. The police also found a shotgun and a bag of metal tire-puncturing devices that could have been used to incapacitate persuing vehicles.
Handwritten note and a loaded shotgun was in the getaway car at Utøya.
In Fiat Dubloen as Anders Breivik Behring drove to the berth where the M / S Thorbjorn was to transport him to Utøya, the police made more seizures after the mass killing her husband was arrested.
Police seized the Spanish rider, which could be used to delay the police cars. Spanish riders can be thrown out on the road, after which they puncture the tires of cars that are running….
According to mythology, is this spear through it all and hit what he aims at. Like Thor’s hammer must return to the shooter’s hand….
Original article: Politiet fant lapp i Breiviks bil: “Kostymeparty 2010/2011 – Politibetjent”
– Breivik reconnoitering shortly before attacks –
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has published surveillance camera photos of Breivik reconnoitering in Oslo around lunchtime on 7/22, a couple of hours before he carried out the attacks. The photos show Breivik walking past the governmental offices in downtown Oslo carrying documents and holding an umbrella. According to NRK, Breivik has explained in police questioning that he surveyed the area about eight times in the three years leading up to the attacks, trying to establish structural weaknesses in the buildings. Breivik also explained to police that he felt relatively sure that his reconnaissance missions would not draw attention since Norwegian police considered it unlikely that anyone other than Islamists would attack targets in Norway.
It shows still images taken from surveillance videos in the middle of Oslo city center.
According to NRK understand, the pictures taken at lunchtime Friday, a few hours before the bomb explosion in its ministries.
With an umbrella and a black briefcase under his left arm goes Breivik seemingly undisturbed through the area where he is soon to blow up a bomb.
Police have previously declined to comment on whether the terror accused the Norwegian was in such a reconnaissance mission before the attack….
Original article: Her er Breivik på befaring i Regjeringskvartalet
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
The Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang (VG), writes that the journalist wishing to interview Anders Behring Breivik has been denied access to Ila Prison.
Acting prison director, Gøran Nilsson, recently told journalisten.no that Ila Prison was awaiting clearance from the Justice Department before the prison would give the journalist in question acccess to interview Breivik. According to Nilsson, if the Justice Department were to clear the journalist, the interview would, nevertheless, be conducted through a glass wall with prison guards present.
Police lawyer, Pål-Fredrik Hjort Kraby, now says to VG that there are “problematic conditions” surrounding the journalist. Hjort Kraby refuses to be specific about what is meant by “problematic conditions.”
Hjort Kraby confirms to VG that the journalist in question is from a foreign television station that Norwegian media recently reported was in the process of arranging an interview with Breivik. Norway’s TV2 writes that, according to several of their sources, the media company that Breivik had entered into agreement with was the renowned British broadcaster, the BBC.
According to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), the BBC is producing a documentary about the 7/22 attacks. Producer, Anne Leer, and photographer, Edward Watts, have been in Norway for three weeks talking to victims of the attacks, and will continue to record material for the program into mid-February. In addition, the BBC has applied for accreditation for the trial.
Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said to Fædrelandsvennen that what is important to note is that it is not the television station that has been denied access, but only a specific journalist. He also said that since Breivik has no preferences for a particular journalist, he assumes that Breivik has not changed opinion regarding which channel he wishes to be interviewd by. Speaking to NRK after having met with Breivik, Lippestad confirms that what is important to Breivik is which media company conducts the interview, and that Breivik simply wishes that the TV channel submit a new request from another journalist.
The Justice Department was, itself, a victim of the 7/22 attacks. Four Justice Department staff members were killed, three in the governmental offices and one attending the Labor Youth Organization (AUF) camp at Utøya.
Former Justice Minister, Knut Storberget (Labor), was controversial due to his attempts to ban blasphemy and introduce hijab into the Norwegian police force. A phone threat was reportedly made to the Justice Department in March 2011, and the Justice Department offices were completely destroyed by the large explosion on 7/22. Knut Storberget stepped down in November 2011 following death threats from a group called The Organization for a Free Norway (Organisasjonen Fritt Norge).
This week it was announced that Breivik will be interviewed by a foreign TV station. Now it is decided that the journalist does not escape into the prison….
Head of the Department of Justice, Gunnar Johansen, confirmed to AP that they have obtained information from abroad, and sent it to the prison. He would, however, refused to comment on what they found.
Original article: Nekter journalist å intervjue Breivik
Journalist awaits Breivik-clearance
Acting jail director Goran Nilsson says that they are awaiting clearance by a journalist before the person can get into the visiting room with Breivik. He does not want to tell the editor that the journalist represents, first because the person has not yet been cleared and it is therefore not secure the interview will take place.
Prison management has sent the request for further clearance to the Department of Justice.
If it comes to a consensus will be interviewed on the visiting room through a glass plate and two security guards present, as it is when defenders are visiting at Ila.
- It is mandatory and absolute as the situation is around the prisoner’s safety, but there may be changes on this later, says Nilsson.
Original article: Journalist venter på Breivik-klarering
Refusing a journalist to interview Breivik
“Problematic circumstances” that a person does not escape into the prison.
“The prison carries out control of all visitors to Breivik, including journalists. In connection with the assessment has found conditions that are problematic about the person,” said police attorney Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby to the AP.
Police Attorney Kraby will not elaborate on what is “problematic relationship”….
Original article: Nekter journalist å intervjue Breivik
Ila stop Breivik interview with TV reporter
Report does not meet Anders Breivik Behring at Ila Prison.
According to several sources such as TV 2 has talked with Anders Breivik Behring agreed to be interviewed by the BBC. But now Ila prison put an end to the interview. The current BBC reporter that the agreement was signed with, you will not be allowed to visit Breivik in prison….
Original article: Ila stopper Breivik-intervju med TV-reporter
Defense Geir Lippestad Friday will discuss with Anders Breivik Behring whether he will be interviewed by someone other than the journalist, the police have refused to meet him….
Also the question whether he will be interviewed by someone else after the authorities on Thursday refused to accept a female reporter from a foreign channel, will be discussed.
“What is important is that it is not the channel that he wanted to speak to, which is banned, only that particular journalist. Breivik have no preferences to specific journalists, so I do not anticipate that he has changed the perception of the channel he wants to be interviewed,” says Lippestad….
Original article: Drøfter anke, intervju og avhørsnekt med Breivik
The defender confirmed earlier this week that the terror suspect has agreed to an interview with foreign media, but Thursday it became known that the journalist who asked about the interview is not security cleared the prison, the Justice Ministry.
“We briefed him that the journalist was not security cleared. For him it does not play any role. He is only concerned with the medium, and would thus only that they send a new request from another journalist,” says Lippestad.
Original article: Breivik sier ja til fotografering i retten
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) held its annual press briefing yesterday. In their accompanying report, “Åpen trusselvurdering 2012″ (“Open Threat Evaluation 2012″), the PST says that their main concern, as in previous years, is extreme Islamist environments. In addition, the PST is concerned about violence from right-wing and anti-Islamic environments.
The head of the PST, Janne Kristiansen, said to Dagbladet that there has been a substantial increase in the number of threats towards officials following the 7/22 attacks, and that the PST is particularly concerned about threats surrounding the upcoming court case against Anders Behring Breivik.
PST presented today from its threat assessment for 2012.
According to PST is main concern, as in previous years, from extreme Islamist groups.
Meanwhile PST worried about violence and terrorism from the extreme right and anti-Islamic environments. They are particularly concerned about the threats people from such groups in connection with the upcoming trial of accused terrorist Anders Behring Breivik….
Original article: PST frykter trusler og vold rundt rettssaken mot Breivik
PST report: Åpen trusselvurdering 2012 (in Norwegian)
Lena Andreassen, who was reported missing by Interpol on September 29, 2011, and kept captive for almost a month by former members of the English Defence League, says in an interview with Dagbladet that she is afraid of the consequences if what she has said in police interviews becomes publicly known. Dagbladet writes that Andreassen knows that a Norwegian news organisation is sitting on the information and intends to publicize it.
Andreassen, who says she kicked Behring Breivik out of the Norwegian Defence League (NDL), took control of the newly formed NDL in March of last year, a couple of weeks after the head of the Norwegian PST (Police Security Service), Janne Kristiansen, first informed the public of the NDL in the PST’s annual press briefing. The original founder of the Norwegian Defense League was forced to step down at this time. Lena Andreassen is no longer the leader of the NDL.
Today, the Oslo Police called in Norwegian newspaper editors for a special meeting asking the press to show restraint in publishing leaked reports from the police.
Lena Andreassen, former head of the Norwegian Defence League, has questioned admitted contact with Anders Behring Breivik.
Andreassen fear for her and the family’s security after the interview she gave police in terror case has been leaked to the press. She says she has been informed that the information from the interview will be published in a Norwegian media.
“I have explained to me including the Norwegian and British extremists, and fear what they can do if this leaks out,” said Lena Andreassen told Dagbladet….
In questioning the former head of the Norwegian Defense League admitted contact with Anders Behring Breivik.
“We had some contact, but only on the net,” says Andreassen told Dagbladet….
Breivik was the spring of 2011 threw out the organization Norwegian Defense League because he was too extreme. Andreassen led the organization, but she has now withdrawn….
Original article: Livredd for detaljert Breivik-avhør på avveie