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Several Norwegian newspapers, as well as many parliamentary members, received a letter via email on August 13, 2012, addressed from someone claiming to represent the Knights Templar Norway, the resistance organization of which Anders Behring Breivik says he is a part.
Newspapers and politicians received the letter on the same day as the government-appointed 7/22 commmission published its findings regarding how the 7/22 attacks were handled by the police and emergency services.
According to TV2, the letter is more than two pages long and opens with the following statement: “I hereby present myself as cell two and second-in-command of the Norwegian resistance movement. I, with my soldiers, will, with all respect for our people, our culture, and our ethnicity, warn all proponents of multiculturalism of this war we now so sincerely find ourselves in.”
According to TV2, the letter further states: “The organization will continue its gruesome actions until all the Norwegian and Europoean peoples are awakened from the psychosis and the brainwashing they have afflicted on our brothers and sisters. Now it is time that we, and our commander Breivik, receive recognition in the political arena in Norway and Europe.”
NRK has published a photo of the letter head that reads “Knights Templar Norway, Second-in-Command, Cell Two.”
NRK has also published an excerpt from the letter: “That he now possibly will be ignored again and be declared unaccountable by the false and corrupt power apparatus is for us unbearable and unjust. In that case, all those who died by his sword have died in vain. We, therefore, demand our commander’s aquittal and a recognition of his claim of emergency self defence in this war.”
In an interview with NRK, Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, says: “Breivik has, from day one, claimed that there are several cells in Norway and this was also an important part of the discussion in the trial against him. If it now turns out that there are several [cells], then that is interesting.”
Police Security Service has launched an investigation after several people received a highly suspicious e-mail Monday morning.
“I can confirm that we have initiated an investigation after we learned that a person claims to be second in command of the organization Knights Templar Norway,” says Head of PST Martin Berntsen to the website of TV2.
After that TV 2 understand the security have recently been informed of an email sent to several people – including several prominent politicians – in which the sender claims he is the cell number two in Anders Behring Breivik’s alleged terrorist network….
Original article: Hevder å være Breiviks nestkommanderende
PST investigator incitement to terror after several politicians today received a letter from someone claiming to be a part of Breivik’s Knights Templar network.
Same day as the July 22 Commission submitted its report on the biggest terrorist attack on Norwegian soil, several Norwegian politicians received new threats….
The letter is partly sent to more liberal-conservative politicians, including Christian Tybring-Gjedde, Peter N Myhre and Per-Willy Amundsen….
Original article: Stortingsrepresentanter mottok påstått Knights Templar-brev
Confusion has arisen as to whether or not the Court Medical Commission, an organ that oversees reports submitted by court-appointed psychiatrists, has aproved the second psychiatric report in the trial against Anders Behring Breivik.
While the Court Medical Commission approved the controversial first psychiatric report without any comments, it requested additional information from the second pair of psychiatrists who concluded that Breivik is legally accountable for his actions. Specifically, the commission requested further discussion regarding Breivik’s youth and how contradictory evidence has been weighted.
After the psychiatrists Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen submitted the additional information, the commission issued a statement that it acknowledged the response, and requested that the two psychiatrists provide further information in court.
Now, according to Verdens Gang (VG), co-judge Arne Lyng has taken the unusual step of sending a letter to the commission asking it to clarify whether the report has been approved or not. The question of legal accountability is the main question for the court to decide.
On Friday, June 1, the court received a response from the commission. According to VG, Judge Wenche Arntzen stated that the court interprets the letter as meaning the commission still has two objections to the report. One of Breivik’s lawyers, Tord Jordet, says to NRK: “There is no clear conclusion. The commission has sent a long letter, there are many words, but it is a bit difficult to understand. The commission has neither approved or disapproved the report,” he says to NRK.
Before the trial began, Health Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen (Labor) attempted to rush through legislation that would make it legal in Norway to establish one-man psychiatric hospitals which could be used to house prisoners, including political dissenters, who are considered a security threat.
Most psychiatrists and political commentators following the trial, however, seem to be of the opinion that Breivik does not appear in court as described by the first psychiatric report, which was as a low-functioning, psychotic, paranoid schizophrenic. To the contrary, most court observers report that Breivik appears composed, well spoken and reflective.
* Geir Lippestad: violation of the law
* Terje Tørrissen: “Unclear for many”
* Yvonne Mette Larsen questions the Commission’s impartiality
In a remarkable letter asking judges in terror case The forensic Commission clarify whether the recent psychiatric report is approved or not.
The Commission’s statement of 21 May, and rumblings in the media from Commission members, has created uncertainty about what is the outcome of their review of the additional declaration to Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, the two recently appointed of four experts in the terror case.
Defender Geir Lippestad think it would be a violation of the Criminal Procedure Act, it is not clear whether the Commission has approved the report or not.
The Commission shall enter and witness first on the trial fourth last day.
Lippestad think it must be clarified as soon as possible, the second report is good fishing or not.
“We must know in good time before these witnesses shall be the court, so we can prepare ourselves and possibly consider new evidence means,” said Lippestad….
Original article: Retten ber kommisjonen om forklaring
Letter from the Court Medical commission [in Norwegian - opens pdf]
In what appears to be a political decision, the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) has announced that it will only permit the public broadcast of a selection of the expert witnesses in the trial against Anders Behring Breivik. While the most well known expert witnessses with a left-wing ideology will be allowed to be broadcast on national television, equivalent expert witnesses representing the political right, such as the well known blogger Fjordman, will not be permitted to be broadcast.
The decision does not come as a suprise. So far during the trial, the court has not appeared concerned about being perceived as biased. For example, the court denied Breivik’s testimony to be broadcast while at the same time allowing the broadcast of the prosecutors’ accusations against him. The court has also placed little emphasis on the tradition common in democracies in which regular citizens can follow trials in order to check the integrity of the court.
Both the Justice Department and the Supreme Court were victims of the bomb attack in Oslo. The 900kg bomb was placed right outside the Justice Department and the offices were completely destroyed by the explosion. Four members of staff were killed on 7/22, three in Oslo and one while attending the Labor Youth camp at Utøya.
Breivik has stated in court that he does not recognize the Oslo District Court as legitimate because he believes the court receives its authority from the Labor Party.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
The right-wing journalist Ole Jørgen Anfindsen considering refusing to testify after the judges in terror trial has determined that his testimony should not be broadcast. “They create an A-and B-layers based on ideology,” he said.
“I have come into a situation where I seriously doubt I’m willing to stand as a witness,” said he NRK.no after it became known that the judges will not allow his testimony in the trial of Anders Breivik Behring broadcast.
Also Arne Tumyr, head of the organization Stop the Islamization of Norway, reacts strongly to news that his testimony does not seem to be on TV anyway.
“As it now stands, there is a severe censorship, there is a legal assault, it is to withhold information from the public,” he said.
Viewers will see fewer testimony
Friday came Oslo District Court with a new decision about which witnesses can be broadcast and not. Since the court has previously determined that Breivik’s comments on the testimony can not be broadcast, the judges decided that neither the testimony of the officers or observers from Dikemark could be sent on TV.
The rationale was that it would create a distorted impression in the media if the statements were sent to the witnesses on television, while Breivik’s statements were not shown….
But when they lists the witnesses who can be broadcast (see fact box to the right in case), several defense witnesses voter omitted.
Tumyr and Anfindsen is far from the only one.
According to the information now is available on the website of the Oslo District Court , should not the testimony of Peder Jensen Nøstvold [Fjordman] broadcast. The same applies to Islamist Mullah Krekar and Mohyeldeen Muhammad, the Islam critical writer Bruce Bawer, a former Norwegian Defense League leader Ronny Alte, filmmaker Walid al-Kubaisi, neo-Nazis Tore Tvedt and peace researcher Johan Galtung.
NRK has been in contact with the Oslo City Court, which currently can not provide a clear answer as to why some of the witnesses can be broadcast, while the witnesses in the same category can not….
According to Ole Jørgen Anfindsen bears the character of the court’s decision that the judges have separated the witnesses for ideology.
“They divide the witnesses into the A-team and B team,” said he NRK.no.
Informaticians HonestThinking runs the website and in the book “Suicide paradigm”, he writes that immigration and racial mixing will take the life of the western civilization. After 22 in July he told NRK.no that he wants to downplay the rhetoric of fear to inspire potential rightwing terrorists.
Anfindsen saw it as a personal burden to be called as a witness by the defense to Breivik. Nevertheless, he told the defenders that he wants his testimony to be broadcast on television. For him, it is important that the public can view the entire testimony – without being edited by others.
“Broadcast of witness statements ensure transparency, and also help to prevent misunderstandings that might otherwise arise,” says Anfindsen.
Original article: Frykter dommerne sensurerer kontroversielle vitner
Court decision [in Norwegian - opens pdf]
Related post: Leadership of the Norwegian Justice Department resigns
The Norwegian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the Norwegian Editors Association of the decision by Oslo District Court (Tingrett) to not allow Breivik’s testimony to be publically broadcast, reports NRK.
According to the Norwegian constitution, citizens have the right to follow trials.
NRK reports that in the trial against Anders Behring Breivik, not a singe person from the general public will be allowed inside the courtroom. One hundred forty (140) members of the public will be permitted to watch a televised broadcast of the proceedings in another room.
Supreme Court rejects media appeal of the District Court’s decision not to allow the transfer of Anders Behring Breivik explanation.
In ruling from the Supreme Court states that the appeal of the Norwegian Press Association and the Norwegian Association for the editor to broadcast Anders Behring Breivik’s testimony in court is rejected.
But the media can transfer directly from the experts’ testimony during the terror trial, it was also decided today….
The confusion around Anders Behring Breivik’s mental health allows as much as possible of the trial should be broadcast, according to the Norwegian press.
Therefore, the editors asked again for permission to send part of the explanation to Breivik on TV and radio.
Previously, the Oslo District Court and Court of Appeal said no to the transfer.
The court believes they can deny broadcast because it will cause an unreasonable burden on families and victims….
Original article: Høyesterett avviser pressens anke
“Like you do in dictatorships”
Per Edgar Kokkvold of the Norwegian Press Association believes it is very important that Anders Behring Breivik explanation on TV. Now the case is heard by the Supreme Court.
The Court of Appeal rejected the 27 March TV transmission of Anders Behring Breivik’s testimony during the trial of terror. But the Association of Norwegian Editors and the Norwegian Press Association has appealed the case to the Supreme Court.
Secretary General of the Norwegian Press Association Per Edgar Kokkvold think it’s important that people get to see Breivik statement. This is especially because the expert report, issued Tuesday concluded that he is sane, contrary to the initial report….
- Not a rule worthy
Criminal Law Professor Alf Peter Hogberg also find it problematic that the explanation will not be televised. He justifies it with the rule of law to the mass murderer.
- The fact that his testimony will not be broadcast if the complete story becomes. It should include broadcast accusations, but you can not hear the defendant himself. It is not a rule of law worthy, that’s how you do in dictatorships. And the decision of this happens at some point the court will not even have a sense of guilt. It creates an imbalance in relation to the defendant, said Hogberg.
- So you think his statement should be broadcast?
- Whether to broadcast the rest, including the charges, then one should probably it. I also mothensyn, to protect those who are victims of this. But do you make a cross with some shows and some TV broadcasts. It is shameful. Either let one be to broadcast or the broadcast everything, he said….
Original article: “Sånn man gjør i diktaturer”
For ten long weeks in the spring of 2012, the world’s attention will be focused on selling 250 in Oslo Courthouse and the trials against accused terrorist Anders Behring Breivik (33)….
Although the press does not have the right to broadcast the entire trial, the main negotiations in the Norwegian courts generally public.
This means that it is still allowed to refer what is said inside the courtroom, even if you can not send audio and video on TV or radio.
Public access in the courts also means that anyone who wants to follow the hearing from the audience is entitled to it on a par with journalists and the victim.
In Breivik issue is the main hall closed to the general public, but it’s set up a separate room on the same floor is reserved for the public.
Magistrate Geir Engebretsen said that the public who wish to follow the case from the courthouse can expect a comprehensive safety check before they are inserted. Due to lack of space also applies the principle of “first come first served.”
There are 140 seats in total, and those who want to follow the trial must obtain passes in the Court of Appeal as the court one day in advance. It is not possible to reserve tickets….
Original article: Slik blir Breivik-rettssaken
NRK reports that CNN has cancelled plans to interview Anders Behring Breivik. “I can now confirm that CNN is no longer working on getting an interview with Anders Behring Breivik,” CNN press spokesman, Jonathan Hawkins, reportedly wrote in an email to NRK.
NRK writes that Breivik said yes to an interview request from CNN and that it is unclear why the interview plans are now cancelled. The last time Breivik agreed to an interview with the British broadcaster, BBC, the Justice Department blocked the interview.
[Note: NRK has edited the title of one of the below articles, and the text of the other. The Google translations are from the original versions.]
CNN will not be interviewed Breivik
Thursday was NRK.no an email in which television channel denied that they will interview the terrorist.
“I can confirm that CNN is no longer working to get an interview with Anders Breivik Behring,” writes spokesman Jonathan Hawkins of CNN International to NRK in an e-mail.
It is still unclear why the TV channel has pulled out of a possible interview….
Original article: CNN vil ikke intervjue Breivik
CNN negotiates about interview with Breivik
It is not yet given the final green light if and when the interview can take place. TV channel awaiting for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation has learned that the police will do a background check of a photographer.
“At this point, I can not confirm that we will interview Anders Breivik Behring. We do not comment on speculation about how we will cover the trial, but I can confirm that we, like many other news organizations, has requested an interview with him,” said Jonathan Hawkins, a spokesman at CNN International to NRK….
Original article: CNN forhandler om intervju med Breivik
NRK reports that Anders Behring Breivik is planning to send out a document before the trial commences to journalists and like-minded individuals which will contain a detailed critique of the first psychiatric report written by Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim.
Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, told NRK that Breivik believes the two psychiatrists were either pressured to conclude the way they did or completely misunderstood what he said.
Their report received broad criticism from the professional psychiatric community for its lack of consideration of alternative diagnoses, and the absence of a discussion of Breivik’s political ideology which is shared by many people.
Husby and Sørheim concluded that Breivik’s political ideas are the result of delusions and that his concern of being monitored by the Norwegian Police Security Service (the PST) before carrying out the attacks was the result of paranoid schizophrenia.
The Oslo District Court (Tingrett) has taken the unsusual step of ordering a new psychiatric report, and it is expected to be completed and handed over to the court by psychiatrists Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen shortly before the trial begins on April 16th.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
Breivik send out new document
In the document, which he is now trying to get out to both the media and like-minded individuals before the trial, he criticizes in detail the conclusions of the first court psychiatrists, Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim.
According to Lippestad Breivik has read this report thoroughly, and he believes that 80 percent of the report is based on statements he has never made. He believes that the court psychiatrists have either been forced to conclude as they have done, or that they have completely misunderstood what he said.
In his closely-written attack on Husby and Sørheim Breivik has presented five theories about how they have come to the conclusion, but Lippestad do not want to go into detail on what these specific theories are. …
Original article: Breivik sender ut nytt dokument
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
- Neat and clear
- The document does not give a complete picture of him as a person. My impression is that Breivik argues based on an aggressive ideological thinking, and not from psychotic motivation, says specialist in psychiatry Arne Thorvik.
Thorvik argues that the structure of the document is neat and clear.
- Psychoses are characterized not only by remarkable content, but by a striking form. Breivik’s letter is structurally built up, individual sentences are easily understandable even if the message is alien to most people, says Thorvik.
He can not see evidence of hallucinations or reality breaks in the clinical sense.
- He has a religious attitude, but not religious-like delusions….
Original article: Breivik i protestbrev fra cellen: «Verste som kunne rammet meg»
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
VG reproduce here parts of the introduction of the open letter of the terror accused Behring Anders Breivik (33), so that readers themselves can get an impression of how he builds up his argumentation.
22/7: More than 200 lies are identified in the forensic psychiatric report
By Anders Behring Breivik
The 29th november court psychiatrists Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim delivered their report about me where it was claimed that I was and still am paranoid schizophrenic and psychotic.
I have according to them been psychotic since 2006 and perhaps since 2002. The report was quality assured before Christmas by the court medical commission that had no significant remarks.
I obtained access to the report in its entirety around December 12 and immediately began reviewing the 243-page document. I was mildly put appalled at what was presented as my own explanation, namely what was presented as the content of the thirteen conversations I had with the psychiatrists (p. 84 to 203).
As known, these alleged conversations form the main basis for the diagnosis as they form the main premises for the conclusion. The problem is just that 80 percent of the contents of the thirteen conversations are directly fictional.
These representations are not innocent misunderstandings, but rather malicious lies that are designed in a very sophisticated and thoughtful way with the purpose of creating the premises that support the conclusion.
It was not just Husby and Sørheim who learned much through the 13 conversations of ours. I also learned very much about them, for example, about what political ideology they hold and what kind of view of people they have. Husby specified on several occasions that he thought the actions I have done were beastial and I got the impression that he looked at me like an animal that had to be locked up and doped down, at whatever the cost.
Has an event that has traumatized a nation also caused trauma in Husby and Sørheim to such an extent that they must be regarded as impartial? Can two court psychiatrists who are so emotionally attached to 22/7 result in them not being able to be objective?
The very brutal, and for them incomprehensible actions, combined with our incompatible ideological differences of opinion resulted in a conclusion that most likely was created as a result of emotions out of control, where the absence of a pragmatic approach was almost complete.
Both Husby and Sørheim revealed at an early point that they were on the opposite side of the political scale. Both are supporters of the multicultural ideology and are therefore by definition opponents of my monocultural and ethnocentric worldview.
They are both internationalists (anti-nationalists) and therefore naturally distance themselves strongly from my radical monocultural and ethnocentric view. Our different political views are completely incompatible.
Where I believe that multiculturalism is an anti-Norwegian, hate-ideology designed to deconstruct the Norwegian ethnic group, Norwegian culture/traditions and Norwegian Christianity – Husby and Sørheim believes that our ethnic group and our culture is not worth preserving. Where I believe that multiculturalists facilitate the gradual Islamic colonization of our country, they consider Islam as a great enrichment for Norway and Europe.
Sørheim, who is located in South Africa, views Nelson Mandela as a heroic freedom hero, while I have written a long essay about Mandela’s past as a terrorist leader of the armed wing of the then-Marxist terrorist organization, ANC.
This organization has as known been guilty of murder, bombing and maiming of countless of my anti-communistic Boer-brothers up until the 90s until eventually de Clerk gave in and capitulated to the global cultural Marxist lobby. Can it be that our incompatible worldviews, as outlined above, is the reason that Sørheim has contributed to the inclusion of fictitious claims in so many parts of the report or are there other reasons?
The entire letter stretches over 38 pages….
Original article: Les deler av innledningen i Breivik-brev
Related post: Court orders new psychiatric evaluation of Breivik
Norwegian police have still not found any evidence of the secret organization, Knights Templar, that Anders Behring Breivik says he represents, police lawyer Pål Fredrik Hjort Kraby has told NRK.
In an interview with NRK, Kraby said: “There is according to intelligence information from British authorities and from authorities in other countries no indication that there shall have been such an organization.”
Kraby also told NRK: “On the background of that we have not found any information that supports what he [Breivik] says about this organization and the other cells, it is our theory that he wishes to create a picture of fear in society. He wants us to belive this as part of the threat picture that he wishes to convey. But, as said, we have not found any evidence of this organization.”
Various publicly known groups identify themselves as Knights Templar or use medieval crusader symbolism. Norwegian media frequently brings attention to right-wing blogger and English Defence League (EDL) co-founder, Paul Ray, who represents one such group. Ray has condemned the 7/22 attacks and has stated that he has never met Breivik.
Breivik told police that he attended the founding meeting of a secret organization called Knights Templar in London in 2002, shortly after his trip to Liberia. The Police Security Service (PST) has stated that Breivik prepared the 7/22 attacks for years and was extremely security conscious. In police questioning, Breivik explained that he changed hard drives regularly, and that what was on his computers when he was arrested is what he wanted the police to find.
Police believe that the terrorist accused Anders Behring Breivik has invented the organization Knights Templar and that there are other terrorist cells in order to create fear in society even after 22 July.
Anders Behring Breivik has from the first interrogation explained to police that there are two other cells are ready to conduct another terrorist attack.
He has in interviews and in his manifesto written that he is a member of the organization “Knights Templar,” and that this was formed during a secret meeting in 2002. Police have not found traces that either other cells or that the organization exists.
“It is, according to intelligence information from the British authorities and the authorities of another country no indication that there must have been such an organization,” said prosecutor Paul Fredrik Hjort Kraby told NRK….
Original article: Politiet mener Breivik har diktet opp tempelridderorganisasjon
Related Wikipedia article: Knights Templar
Anders Behring Breivik has again agreed to be interviewed by a foreign journalist, reports NRK. This time Ila Prison has sent a request to police in the home country of the journalist to conduct a background check of the journalist in question. When Breivik accepted to be interviewd by the BBC, the Justice Department blocked the interview by not granting the journalist access to the prison.
The identity of the journalist who is awaiting approval has not been made public.
Anders Breivik Behring has again agreed to be interviewed by a foreign journalist. Ila Prison is now in the process of a background check of the relevant journalist.
Terrorist Anders Behring Breivik (33) has previously stated that he wants to give an exclusive interview to a foreign media before the court case starts on 16 April.
Several media players have taken an interest, after the BBC recently pulled its request. Now Breivik has picked out one of the applicants that he is willing to talk to within the walls of Ila prison and detention institution.
“We have built an application for approval. After that, I know there is talk of a foreign person who wants to enter to interview Breivik,” says prison director Knut Bjarkeid to NRK.
The prison has now requested foreign police to conduct a background check on that particular journalist….
Original article: Sjekkar utanlandsk journalist for Breivik-intervju
The Oslo District Court (Tingrett) announced on Friday that the press should not be allowed to film Anders Behring Breivik’s testimony in court, reports Aftenposten.
Aftenposten writes that the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) will record the entire trial and broadcast it live from the Oslo District Court to several regional district courts. The court, however, has decided that only the opening and closing remarks of the prosecutors and defence lawyers, as well as the reading of the verdict by the judge, shall be broadcast to the general public.
Verdens Gang (VG) writes that the Oslo District Court has postponed making a decision on whether testimonies of expert witnesses or police investigators should be allowed to be broadcast to the public.
“A testimony in front of open camera could contribute to shift focus from the actions he is accused of towards his ideological and political message,” Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen wrote in the decision, reports NRK. The statement is surprising as citizens have the right to defend themselves in court against charges brought against them by the state by explaining the reasons for their actions.
Breivik has previously told the court that he is a cell commander of an organization called the Knights Templar, and that he represents the Norwegian resistance movement. In police questioning, Breivik has explained that he belives the attacks were gruesome but necessary, and that the widespread censorship in Norwegian society of ideas critical of multiculturalism makes armed struggle necessary.
Leader of the Norwegian Editors Association (Norsk Redaktørforening), Nils Øy, said in an interview with Agderposten that the court announces its own failure when it uses as its main argument that it does not wish Breivik to have an opportunity to speak about his ideology. It is the task of the judges to make sure that Breivik stays on topic in court, and to interrupt him if he attempts anything else, Øy explained to the newspaper. “Here we stand ahead of the trial of the possibly worst crimnal act in historic times in Norway,” he says.
In their application for broadcasting from the trial, the Norwegian Editors Association and the Norwegian Press Association emphasized that the broadcasting of the court would provide an important opportunity for the public to check the conduct of the court. However, as the recent publication of the indictment and reporting from the last court proceeding show, the Norwegian press frequently censors or omits factual details. Despite a large number of journalists being present at the February court hearing, only two publications appear to have published the brief statement Breivik made in its entirety. Because of incidences such as these, many informed readers in Norway have a deep distrust of the media, and are not confident that media reporting from the trial will be accurate. It is against this background that the importance placed by the Norwegian Editors Association and the Norwegian Press Association on a live broadcast must be understood. A live broadcast would help reduce speculation by the general public as to whether the trial was fair.
Usually regular citizens have the opportunity to attend trials so that they can see for themselves whether the judge follows the law. Apparently, however, this will not be the case in the trial against Breivik. A large number of seats in the courtroom have been reserved for news organisations, whose lack of thoroughness in reporting is ironically reflected by the fact that the list of news organizations that have requested accreditation has not been published anywhere else than on this blog. In addition, the Oslo District Court has announced that it will give preferential treatment to victims of the attacks and their relatives when deciding who shall be given access to the limited number of seats available to the public in the court room. According to newspaper reports, it seems that, in reality, this policy will make it impossible for members of the general public to follow the trial.
Thus it appears that the court places little emphasis on the importance of maintaining the tradition common in democracies in which regular citizens can follow trials in order to control whether the judges in question follow the law, and to check if the press accurately reports what is being said during the trial.
Breivik’s appearance in court is expected to be important for the court in deciding whether Breivik is legally accountable or not. Denying the broadcast of Breivik’s testimony will, therefore, make it very difficult for the general public to evalute whether the judgement of the court in this matter seemed reasonable, and to what extent the Oslo District Court had upheld justice in this case.
The decision to allow the broadcast of several participants in a trial, but not the person accused, also indicates that the court is not concerned about being perceived as partial. This is noteworthy, as both the Justice Department and Supreme Court were victims of the bomb attack in Oslo, and Breivik has stated in court that he does not recognize the Oslo District Court as legitimate because he believes the court receives its authority from the Labor Party.
But the press will film portions of the trial, including the reading of the indictment.
The Oslo District Court said in a statement Friday afternoon.
The court on application from the Association of Norwegian Editors and the Norwegian Press Association issued the press permission to broadcast the opening of main proceedings in which the indictment read out, and introductions from the prosecutor and defense counsel in the case.
In addition, the press allowed to film during the closing procedures in the July 22-trial.
Under the procedures summarizes the prosecutor and defense counsel that has emerged during the presentation of evidence and draw conclusions about guilt, questions about mental incapacity and a penalty. Also verdict will be open for filming.
The media will not broadcast the parts of the trial in which Behring Anders Breivik explains itself. The same applies when the victim from Utøya and government quarter explanatory.
This is in line with what the practice has been in previous trials….
Original article: Pressen får ikke filme Behring Breiviks forklaring
Oslo City Court does not allow media to film Behring Anders Breivik’s testimony in the trial against him starting in April.
The district court decided on Friday the scope of what can be transferred directly from the terror case. Permission is granted to the opening of the trial and the parties’ opening speeches broadcast. Also the final procedures will be transferred.
Neither Breivik’s own testimony or the victim’s testimony, however, can be transferred directly. When the Oslo District Court has received evidence of the prosecution task, it will be decided whether the explanation from the professionals, like police investigators, or others may be transferred….
Original article: Breiviks forklaring kan ikke filmes
Cannot film Breivik in court
The court feared in part that openly would affect Breivik to talk more about politics than about the acts he has committed….
Because of very great public interest, has a total Norwegian press corps asked Oslo District Court if you send the greater part of the July 22 trial, than is normal in major criminal cases.
Also defending Geir Lippestad have requested the most transparency on behalf of his client.
The terrorist suspect 33-year-old has even asked for minimal restrictions on filming during the trial because he wants to reach out to as many people as possible.
In her statement writes Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen, among other things:
“The court believes there is a real danger that the defendant’s testimony would be affected if the broadcast, directly or edited broadcasts. One explanation for the open camera will be able to contribute to turning the focus away from the actions he is accused of, and against his ideological and political message….”
General secretary, Nils E. Øy, in the Norwegian Editors’ Association is disappointed with the decision of the court, and alerts rematch. Friday it was investigated whether the decision from the Oslo District Court could be appealed to the Court of Appeal.
It was unclear whether there was such a possibility, but likely to appeal court to make a decision on this issue within a few days, said.
Original article: Får ikke filme Breivik i retten
Rematch on televised Breivik
The judges in the case of terrorism fears that Anders Breivik Behring will testify differently in court if what he says will be broadcast in the media….
Chairman Nils Øy in the Norwegian Editors’ Association is disappointed with the decision of the court. The main argument of the judges for denying the transfer is that they will not give Breivik a soapbox for his ideology, experience Øy as an admission of failure from the judges. He says it is their job to keep Breivik to issue and cancel his explanation if he tries to talk about something else.
“Here we are facing the trials for perhaps the worst crime in historical time in Norway, said Øy to emphasize the importance of the case….”
Original article: Omkamp om TV-overført Breivik
Speaking to NRK, Anders Behring Breivik’s attorney, Geir Lippestad, said that Breivik has requested him to say on his behalf that he does not regret what he did, and that he would have done the same again. “He is very clear on what I should communicate with the press, if I am asked: ‘Say that I do not regret,’” said Lippestad to NRK.
Lippestad also told NRK that Breivik is not suprised that he has been charged with terror and murder, but he is disappointed about the prosecutors’ request for forced psychiatric care.
Anders Behring Breivik ask defender Geir Lippestad to say that he does not regret the terrorist actions, and that he would have done it again.
Wednesday it was clear that the Attorney General has chosen to prosecute Breivik by Penal Code section 147a, also referred to as terrorist section. But the charge is changing little Breivik himself.
“He is very clear on what to communicate with the press, if I am asked: ‘Tell him I do not regret,’” said Lippestad to NRK at Bergen Airport Flesland today.
“He said he would have done the same again if he could choose,” said the defender….
Original article: “Breivik ber meg si at han ikke angrer”
The psychiatric observation of Anders Behring Breivik ordered by the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) commenced at Ila Prison today reports NRK. The observations will take place in a sixty square meter room on the floor above the three cells to which Breivik currently has access. According to NRK, the room contains a sofa group, a work desk, a television and a dining area. Psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists will be in the room together with Breivik observing him while he reads, writes and eats.
The Oslo District Court has decided that the observations must be completed before the end of March. NRK reports that the observations will, together with the interviews, form the basis for the psychiatric report that the new court-appointed psychiatrists have to hand over to the court at the latest on April 10th. It is currently not known for how long the psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen, will find it necessary to conduct their 24-hour observations.
NRK also reports that the psychiatrists will continue their interviews with Breivik in parallel to the continuous observation of his activities.
One of Breivik’s lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, told NRK that Breivik intends to read and write as he usually does. If he wishes to exercise, he will be transferred back to his cells on the floor below, and neither exercising or bathroom visits are part of the observation writes NRK. Psychiatric nurses will, however, be at Ila Prison during the night so that Breivik can be observed at night.
Aftenposten writes that yesterday Breivik’s lawyers showed him police photos of the victims from the explosion in Oslo and from the shooting at Utøya. According to Aftenposten, one of his lawyers, Odd Ivar Grøn, told the Norwegian Telegram Bureau (NTB), a Norwegian press agency, that Breivik thought the pictures were gruesome, but that he did not display any physical reaction.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
These six will observe Breivik
The more than 60 square meters room where Breivik to stay, the windows of plexiglass. The room consists of a large sofa, a workstation, a television and a separate dining area where Breivik can enjoy meals.
- It is bright and pleasant, and neither Breivik or we have objections to the room, says lawyer Vibeke Hein Bæra to NRK.
During the observation Breivik plans to read and write, the way he usually does on the cell.
He will initially be under observation all day Wednesday.
If he wants to train, he must return to cell division, and neither exercise or bathroom visits are part of the judicial observation.
Questioning at the police station in Oslo and visits by the defense lawyers in the prison will take place as normal during the observation period, according to Hein Bæra.
The two new experts on the matter, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen, will continue their discussions with Breivik in parallel with the observation….
Original article: Disse seks skal observere Breivik
Director of Public Prosecutions will consider how Breivik carried terror. AUF pray that nothing will be covered over or simplified.
Today it became clear that the Attorney General Tor-Aksel Busch will take out the final charges against Anders Behring Brevik on Friday.
The charges will be the prosecution description of how they think Breivik conducted terrorist actions, and what kind of reaction it should trigger.
It is not clear how detailed the charges will be, but nearly 120 people, victims and survivors, should be named in the document, according to NRK.
“It has been the discussions, both public prosecutor and the attorney general. In that sense we have given to know our views. Some questions we think are difficult, and it is in terms of scope. Everything that happened on Utøya, which we are most concerned, have a way with….”
Original article: “Ingenting må bli forenklet i tiltalen mot Behring Breivik”
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
Breivik has met new court-appointed psychiatrists several times, forced observation unlikely says Lippestad
NRK writes that Anders Behring Breivik has had three meetings since last Thursday with the new court-appointed psychiatrists. The psychiatrists are meeting Breivik individually in his cell without a glass divider. Following Breivik’s request, the conversations are recorded and Breivik’s lawyers are given a copy.
“The conversations have started. They started last week, and they are carried out in the same way as with the first court-appointed specialists. The new [aspect] is that everything is being recorded on tape that we lawyers get a copy of. This we shall have so that we can check what he has said, so that one has it for the future,” said Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad.
Lippestad also said to NRK that the decision by the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) permitting the psychiatrists to request forced observation is still valid, but that he considers it unlikely that the psychiatrists will request it now that Breivik is cooperating.
Another of his lawyers, Vibeke Hein Bæra, said that Breivik hopes that the psychiatrists declare him accountable. She says she does not believe it is the punishment that determines Breivik’s stance on the matter. “I don’t think it is so important to him what kind of punishment he is given. The most important for him is to be able to explain why he did what he did,” Hein Bæra says to NRK.
Breivik talk to the experts
Anders Breivik Behring now working with the new psychiatrists in terror case and have met them several times in prison.
Anders Breivik Behring refused for weeks to talk with the new experts. He should be forced observed instead, but just before admission, he changed his opinion.
Now, Breivik had three conversations with the experts since Thursday. They are sitting now and chatting in the same room at the prison, without glass….
Original article: Breivik snakker med de sakkyndige
The Norwegian press filed a request last Decemeber with the Oslo District Court (Tingrett) asking the court to permit photography, video recording and broadcasting of the upcoming trial against Anders Behring Breivik, in order to ensure that the Norwegian public obtains the best possible insight into and control of the court’s handling of this important trial.
Since 1985, the freedom of the Norwegian press to report directly from the courtroom has been restricted, and photography and video recording is only allowed during the main court proceedings if, in the judge’s opinion, particular circumstances warrant it.
Before reaching a decision, the Oslo District Court has asked the parties involved for their views on the matter. On Tuesday, the court made the letters available to the public.
One of Brevik’s lawyers, Tord Jordet, had written that his client supports the request from the Norwegian press and wishes the trial against him to be as open as possible.
The State’s Attorneys and the Labor Youth Organization (AUF), however, disagree with the request of the press; in particular, they wish that Breivik’s testimony not be publically broadcast. Both the State’s Attorneys and the AUF also suggest that the recording of witness testimonies should be limited.
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) writes that the Oslo District Court has previously indicated that the court will place emphasis on openness in this trial. “The starting point of the court is openess, but in most cases the media pressure is not as large as now. We have to consider using completely new ways of fulfilling the demand of openness,” magistrate Geir Engebretsen previously said to NRK.
Statement from lawyer Tord Jordet representing Breivik – in Norwegian [opens pdf].
Statement from State’s Attorneys, Inga Bejer Engh and Svein Holden – in Norwegian [opens pdf].
Statement from lawyer Frode Elgesem on behalf of AUF – in Norwegian [opens pdf].
Breivik will not be committed to Dikemark Hospital, court orders psychiatric observation inside prison
Oslo District Court (Tingrett) today decided that Anders Behring Breivik will not be committed to Dikemark Hospital for psychiatric observation. Instead, the court followed the most recent recommendation from the two newly court-appointed psychiatrists, Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrissen, that Breivik be observed by psychiatric health personnel inside Ila Prison.
The court has decided that the observation must be concluded before the end of March and not last longer than four weeks, a shorter time frame than previously discussed. In the decision, Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen writes that a condition for the psychiatric observation is that it does not affect the defense’s ability to prepare for the upcoming trial.
NRK writes that this is the first time a Norwegian court ordered someone accused of a crime to be hospitalized inside Ila Prison rather than to be committed to a psychiatric hospital. If today’s decision by the court is effectuated, Breivik will be moved to another area of Ila Prison during the daytime where he will be accompanied by health personnel from Dikemark Hospital and the two newly appointed psychiatrists. Currently, Breivik spends time in three cells, one for computer use, one for exercising and one for sleeping.
Breivik’s lawyers told Aftenposten that in their view forced psychiatric observation at this time will interfere with Breivik’s ability to prepare for his trial, the meeting activity between Breivik and his lawyers, and the remaining police questioning.
Breivik’s lawyers have appealed the court’s decision to carry out a second round of psychiatric evaluation, and a decision is expected next week.
Breivik forced psychiatric observation
Defendant told VG Nett: “He will not cooperate”
Oslo District Court has today decided that Anders Breivik Behring will enter into a forced psychiatric observation in Ila prison.
This gives the new right-appointed psychiatrists an opportunity to observe Breivik in daily, to find out whether he is sane.
“Breivik is not surprised by the result. He said he is glad that he will be in Ila,” said defender Odd Ivar Grøn to VG.
He and lawyer Tor Jordet sits next Breivik at the police station in Grønland. They say that 32-year-old is disappointed with the decision.
“He is still determined that he will not cooperate with the committee,” said Grøn….
Original article: Breivik tvinges til psykiatrisk observasjon
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
Behring Breivik be forced committed in prison
Persons charged with terrorist Behring Anders Breivik be forcibly examined for up to four weeks in Ila Prison.
Will consider an appeal
“We register that it is set up to 4 weeks of observation, and are concerned about how this should be solved in terms of time – how Breivik will have time to prepare himself for trial. If this is left we will consider whether to request that the trial be postponed, says defender Odd Ivar Grøn to Aftenposten.no.
The trial is scheduled for 16 April.
“Will you appeal the decision on forced hospitalization?”
“It’s a bit early to say. First we need to discuss this, then we may hope that the Supreme Court comes to a decision fairly quickly to the appeal which has already been built for the appointment of new experts,” answers Grøn….
Original article: Behring Breivik blir tvangsinnlagt
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
Breivik forced committed in Ila
An observation on the Ila has never happened before and will be characterized by improvisation. At what level of the professionals from Dikemark will communicate with Dikemark has not yet been clarified.
Today, even Breivik defenders meet his client behind a glass wall in the prison….
Common practice for compulsory observation is to move the patient to the closed ward of a psychiatric hospital. The observation takes place 24 hours a day for a period of maximum four weeks and is usually not performed by the experts themselves.
The purpose of a hospitalization, the patient must have a qualified management team around him, which compiles records and environmental reports to the committee later access.
According to the Psychologist Specialist Paul Grondahl is the main point of an observation force to see the patient in interaction with others.
“In principle, a person who is under observation forced to participate in activities and routines so that other patients in the hospital. The goal is to see how the person behaves and acts in interaction with other people, Grøndahl previously stated to NRK.”
Original article: Breivik tvangsinnlegges på Ila
Related: Court decision (pdf) in Norwegian
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
Transcript of Anders Behring Breivik’s statement in Oslo District Court (Tingrett), February 6, 2012:
“The attacks against the governmental buildings and against the Labor Party were preventative attacks against traitors that commit, or are planning to commit, cultural destruction, hereof the cultural destruction of the Norwegian ethnic group and deconstruction of Norwegian culture. Systematic deconstruction of the Norwegian ethnic group is the same as ethnic cleansing.
“The traitors in the Labor Party use the asylum system, the family reunification system, permission to stay on humanitarian grounds, and the refugee quota as tools for the Islamic colonization of Norway. As a result of this policy, Norway’s indigenous people, ethnic Norwegians, will become a minority in Oslo in ten years. This is not a claim, it is a fact.
“I am a militant nationalist, a cell commander in Knights Templar, Norway and Europe. I represent the Norwegian resistance movement and the indigenous people of Norway, and my forefathers have lived in this country for 12,000 years. We in the Norwegian resistance movement are not going to sit still and watch that we are made a minority in our own capital. We are not going to sit and watch that we are made a minority in our own country. We do not accept it; it is unacceptable.
“We shall fight. We shall fight against the traitors in the Labor Party and against political activists that work for other organizations that support multiculturalism and Islamification. The attacks on 7/22 were preventative attacks for the defense of Norway’s indigenous people, ethnic Norwegians.
“I, as a militant nationalist, a cell commander for Knights Templar, and a representative for the Norwegian resistance movement, cannot admit legal guilt for 7/22, because I acted in emergency defense on behalf of my people, my culture, my religion, my city and my country.
“I, therefore, demand that you release me immediately and hereby wish to suggest that the Norwegian Armed Forces nominate me for the Warcross with Threee Swords. Universal human rights and international law allows for indigenous peoples who are threathened by ethnic and cultural deconstruction, hereof ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide, to have the right to defend themselves militarily.”
Source: Slik begrunnet Breivik sitt krav
Related post: Breivik’s statement in court June 22, 2012
Related post: Breivik’s statement in court April 17, 2012
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
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) writes that, during the planning phase of the 7/22 attacks, Breivik reconnoitered around the NRK offices at Marienlyst in Oslo. In police questioning, Breivik explained that the media company and its journalists were highly prioritized targets.
According to NRK, before Breivik decided to attack the governmental offices and the Labor Youth Organization (AUF) camp at Utøya, he considered attacking the state owned media company, NRK. In addition he considered the Norwegian newpapers, Aftenposten and Verdens Gang (VG), as possible targets.
Breivik says he thought of the NRK offices at Marienlyst as a “bonus” operation. Through his reconnoitering, he established the location of the entrance for the political and foreign sections. Breivik thought about the possibility of delivering two bombs weighing between 50 to 60 kilograms (110-130 pounds) while disguised as a Federal Express worker, but concluded that since he had little knowledge of the layout of the NRK buildings, it was unlikely that he would succeed in killing more than fifteen people. He decided that Utøya was a more suitable target since the water surrounding the island would make it a death trap.
NRK also writes that, according to police questioning, Breivik has said that he considered also attacking Aftenposten and VG after setting off the bomb, but he rejected the idea as he thought it would prevent him from reaching Utøya afterwards.
NRK is Norway’s state-owned media house and had an exclusive monopoly on nation-wide television broadcasting until 1992 when TV2 was established. Several NRK leaders have been former Labor Party politicians, for example Bjartmar Gjerde and Einar Førde who held the leadership position consecutively from 1981 to 2001. Many Norwegians are of the opinion that NRK has a socialist-leftist bias in its news reporting and program selection.
“Breivik surveilled NRK employees”
Anders Behring Breivik (32) surveilled NRK’s offices in Oslo. The terror suspect considered media house and the journalists as “high priority”.
In questioning the Breivik explained in detail about the other goals he considered during the planning of terrorist attacks.
Before he decided to attack the government quarter and Utøya, assessed the 32-year-old long to attack the largest media houses in Oslo.
According to NRK understand, Breivik should have wanted to frame both Aftenposten, VG and NRK….
Original article: “Breivik spanet på NRK-ansatte”
When chief editor of Aftenposten, Hilde Haugsgjerd, answered questions from readers on September 4, 2009, a person with the signature “Anders B” asked her the following two questions:
“What do you think about Norway joining the ranks of countries that no longer have any major cultural conservative newspapers (newspapers critical of multiculturalism)?”
“What is the reason that Aftenposten, after 1972, gradually began to support multiculturalism (Cultural Marxism) and, therefore, in effect no longer continued to be a culture conservative media alternative? Was is because of pressure from the Labor-movement?”
Chief editor replied [in Norwegian]
What do you think that Norway joins the ranks of countries that no longer has any great cultural conservative newspapers (newspapers that are critical of multiculturalism)? Anders B
I also think it is a problem that the Norwegian media are too similar in their analysis and views. I think it is because conflicts in Norwegian politics is not really that big. Greeting Hilde
What is the rationale for the newspaper Aftenposten, after 1972, gradually began to support multiculturalism (kulturmarxisme) and thus in practice no longer continued to be a cultural conservative media alternative? Was it because of pressure from the labor movement? Anders B
Aftenposten is an independent newspaper, with a liberal-conservative worldviews. Hilde….
Original article: Sjefredaktøren svarte
TV2 writes that, according to police investigation documents, Breivik called Norwegian media companies several times complaining that certain news stories were not reported. For example, during the 2009 riots in Gothenburg, Sweden, in which many cars were set on fire by immigrant youths, Breivik called both NRK and TV2 asking why there was no coverage of this news. Breivik has explained to the police that he was told that the riots were not newsworthy.
According to TV2, Breivik was also of the opinion that similar riots by immigrant youths in France received too little coverage by the Norwegian media. Further from TV2, Breivik thought the Gothenburg riots were not mentioned on Norwegian news because of the upcoming election since the riots in Sweden might result in increased support for the Progress Party (FRP) which has a more restrictive view on immigration.
Did the media silent about the riots in Sweden and France to prevent the FRP would make a good election.
TV 2 has access to investigation material shows that the terrorist accused Anders Breivik Behring on several occasions to have approached the media to complain about coverage of news stories.
One of the cases was during the riots in Gothenburg in 2009, where it was set fire to several cars. The rebellion started after police threw two immigrant youths from an occupied premises in the city.
Then Breivik have called both TV2 and NRK and asked why they did not cover what happened. According to Breivik, the editors then have replied that it was not “news worthy”.
Breivik even think that this incident was under cover in the Norwegian press as it was approaching parliamentary elections, and that one did not want to increase support for the Progress Party to describe the noise in the immigrant communities….
Original article: Breivik ringte TV 2 for å klage på nyhetene
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