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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
The proposed law changes which the Labor coalition government are trying to rush through the Norwegian parliament before the trial against Anders Behring Breivik takes place may be unconstitutional, Aslak Syse, institute leader and professor of public law at the University of Oslo, said to TV2.
Syse told TV2 that the law proposal to introduce a form of life imprisonment consisting of isolation might be in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Syse also explained that the law proposal may conflict with the Norwegian Consitution which prohibits laws from having retroactive powers in relation to crimes that have already been committed when a law is introduced.
The Norwegian Lawyers Association has written in its hearing response that the relationship of the proposed law changes to human rights have been too briefly discussed, and that consideration to justice appears to have been put aside without sufficient reason, writes Bergensavisen.
The Norwegian Doctors Association is also critical of the law proposal. According to Bergensavisen, the association in the hearing response calls for a more thorough evaluation of the changes that are proposed in order to safeguard that they do not violate human rights and Norwegian law.
The government’s new bill that will ensure that Anders Behring Breivik must sit imprisoned for life may be in conflict with the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.
This view, one of the most prominent law professors in the country. After the terrorist attacks on 22 July last year, many asked the question of how can one be certain that Anders Behring Breivik not on the street again….
“It’s been too easy on everything Breivik, or condemned, the rule of law in this draft, and put too much emphasis on the police to have overcome both ends,” says head of department and professor at the Institute for Public Law at the University of Oslo Aslak Syse….
But Syse, as one of the foremost experts in the Norwegian welfare law, the opinion may violate both the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the Norwegian constitution.
ECHR is made a part of Norwegian law. And if other Norwegian rules are contrary to the provisions of the ECHR, the ECHR obligations take precedence over other Norwegian rules.
“It is envisaged that this could be one of life imprisonment where large parts shall be made in isolation. It is both prohibited against inhuman treatment in the European Convention on Human Rights. In addition, it also questions whether or not this is retrospective in relation to the Constitution’s ban on retroactive punishment because the crime was committed in what we now adopt new sanctions,” saying Syse to TV 2….
Original article: Lovforslaget som skal gi Breivik livstid kan være ulovlig
“Lex Breivik” meets resistance
The Government’s proposals for a mental health care encounters resistance from a variety of sources.
“Small through work,” “rush through” and “strong concerns”, says worrisome feedback.
The law has colloquially been referred to as “Lex Breivik.” Health and Care Services has not hidden the fact that it is important to establish a stricter set of rules that can be used if the terrorist suspect Anders Behring Breivik is sentenced to forced transfer to mental health care….
From academic communities in both law and psychiatry are cautioned strongly against introducing a law that seems to be specially made to provide increased security around one person….
Bar Association says the bill appears to be low throughout the work.
“Relationship to human rights has not been much discussed. On the whole, seems of law to be set aside without sufficient justification,” writes Berit Reiss-Andersen and Merethe Smith Bar Association in its response.
Bar Association believes such a law requiring better preparation and more detailed environmental impact assessment. This is supported by the Norwegian Medical Association. They have requested a more thorough, principled discussion, followed by a national, comprehensive plan.
“The described measures must be regarded as very radical, and it must be ensured that they do not violate human rights and our own legislation,” writes General Geir Riise.
Only three weeks’ notice
Many of the bodies consulted have an understanding of the need for new rules for the special situation that has arisen following the terrorist attacks. Yet ask many questions in that work is progressing so quickly.
The proposed amendment was only out for consultation for three weeks. Normally, the period shall be three months and not less than six weeks. The Ministry has an opportunity to depart from the rules under special circumstances….
Original article: “Lex Breivik” møter motstand
TV2 has gained access to a confidential hearing note that reveals that the Labor coalition government is trying to rush through law changes to the psychiatric healthcare law (psykisk helsevernloven) that seem tailor suited for Anders Behring Breivik and that would make it legal for Norwegian authorities to construct a prison-like psychiatric hospital for a single person. According to the document, the government has issued a much shorter deadline for the hearing on the law proposal than normal.
According to TV2, in addition to what has been previously reported, the proposed law changes would make it possible for the authorities to hold a patient in a high-security mental hospital for as long as the police considered there to be “particularly high risk for attacks against the patient.” No specific threat would need to be present; it would be sufficient that the police be of the opinion that the patient was at risk. The new regulations would, therefore, in reality give Norwegian authorities the power to place an individual, for example a political prisoner, in solitary confinement for life without this being specifically sanctioned by a court.
“What one in reality is doing here is to introduce life-imprisonment in Norway,” Anders Behring Breivik’s lawyer Geir Lippestad told TV2. Lippestad says that, in his opinion, the proposed law changes appear to have been tailor suited for a single person (Breivik), and that the proposed law changes should be thoroughly discussed.
“I question how this [the law proposal] has been evaluated, and that one is using hearing deadlines that are much shorter than is normal,” Lippestad explains. “If these rules are proposed on the background of this case, and with a wish to punish this person [Breivik] in particular, then it is both a democratic problem and a threat to justice,” Lippestad said.
The Labor coalition government appears increasingly desperate to silence Breivik, who has explained that he represents the Norwegian resistance movement. Before the current law proposal was made, Dagbladet reported that the Justice Department was considering law changes that would make it illegal for Breivik to publish his book. The Justice Department also denied a BBC journalist access to Ila Prison to interview Breivik. In addition, the Attorney General has expressed a desire to introduce greater press restrictions.
How to keep Breivik locked up for life
The government hastily introduces a new law that will keep Anders Behring Breivik locked up for life. It is in the interests of his own safety.
When TV 2 met the Minister of Justice Grete Faremo some time ago, she was clear about what the government had to do as she asked herself the question:
“How can we be certain that we do not meet the offender again?”
The answer to that is now available as a consultation document from the Health – and care ministry, which TV 2 has access to.
This paper is a proposal for ending the law on mental health care, and describes a high-security treatment institution with communication control, wiretapping, strip searches, detector scanning of all that goes in and out, glass wall between Breivik and visitors….
[Psychiatrist Thor Kvakkestad] believes the government by introducing the law in this way violates the duty to report, and defendant case to the Parliamentary Ombudsman.
“This is so make serious changes to current legislation, to be able to detention sick people on the basis that the police have a feeling that the person is exposed to a threat from the public,” he said to TV 2
“These are changes that require an open debate in society, the consequences of it and whether it is something we should implement in Norway must be studied thoroughly,” he adds….
Original article: Slik skal Breivik holdes innesperret resten av livet
Anders Behring Breivik defender Geir Lippestad believe the government is trying to impose life imprisonment in Norway.
TV 2 could reveal Wednesday that the government hastily introduced a new law that will keep Anders Breivik Behring locked up for life.
Now responds Breivik defender, Geir Lippestad.
“What we do here in practice, is to impose a sentence of life imprisonment in Norway,” says Breivik defender, Geir Lippestad, to TV 2….
He said the situation must be discussed thoroughly before rules are adopted.
“I really question how this is assessed, and that you are also using the consultation deadlines are much shorter than normal,” says Lippestad….
Original article: Mener regjeringen snikinnfører livstidsstraff
(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 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].
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
Norwegian television station, TV2, is reporting that journalist Anne Leer, who secured an interview agreement with Anders Behring Breivik, but was denied access to Ila Prison after the Justice Department did not give her clearance, is experiencing further difficulties during her work in Norway for an upcoming BBC documentary about the 7/22 attacks.
In addition to being banned from visiting Anders Behring Breivik in prison, she has also been informed by the Oslo Police District that they do not wish to have anything to do with her, reports TV2.
Anne Leer is producing a documentary about the 7/22 attacks for the BBC and has already been in Norway for three weeks interviewing various people who witnessed the attacks.
BBC reporter boycotted by Norwegian police
BBC reporter Anne Leer meets opposition in Norway. Now, the Oslo police decided that they should not have anything to do with her….
Police are still very reluctant to comment on this matter.
“We need to have a dialogue with the BBC before we can say anything,” says adviser Roar Hanssen of the Oslo Police District told TV 2….
Original article: BBC-reporter boikottet av norsk politi
Verdens Gang (VG) reports that Anders Behring Breivik has decided to appeal the appellate court (Borgarting Lagmannsrett) decision to uphold the Oslo District Court’s appointment of new court psychiatrists. Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad, says that they have decided to appeal the appointment of the new court psychiatrists because they are of the opinion that the principles in question (eg. that before the trial, it is the prosecutors’ duty, and not the court’s, to bring forth evidence) are important and should be evaluated by the Supreme Court.
Lippestad also said that Breivik has decided to appeal the appointment of two experts to assess the accountability of his again.
“We have decided together with the accused that there will be a further appeal. The reason for this is that we believe there are important principles in the matter should be dealt with by the Supreme Court,” said Lippestad.
The defenders will now write the appeal before they wish to comment any more….
Original article: Breivik anker ny psykiatri-vurdering til Høyesterett
Court psychologist, Pål Grøndahl, says to TV2 that if the decision to appoint new court psychiatrists is upheld, there will be very little time for the new psychiatrists to observe Breivik. They do not have more than eight to nine weeks at their disposal, and according to Grøndahl that is the amount of time typically spent on an ordinary court-appointed psychiatric observation.
Short time to observe Breivik
It’s just a little over two months left to the trial of Behring Anders Breivik begins. If the decision about a new expert opinion remains, the experts very little time to observe Breivik again. So says TV2 expert, court psychologist Pål Grøndahl….
Original article: Knapp tid til å observere Breivik
Norway’s TV2 is reporting that fences several yards (meters) tall are being raised around Dikemark Psychiatric Hospital in Asker in anticipation of a possible transfer of Anders Behring Breivik.
According to TV2′s sources, the police warned in a classified report against moving Breivik from Ila prison to Dikemark Hospital for observation due to security concerns. TV2 writes that the police are fearful of an assassination attempt against Breivik or that he will escape.
Build high fences on Dikemark
Dikemark Hospital is preparing for the Behring Anders Breivik be patient.
Dikemark hospital Asker preparing for the mass murderer Anders Breivik Behring is sentenced to compulsory psychiatric care. Now build high fences around the security department.
These days, set up a several meter high fence around the security department at the hospital. Several other secret security measures will be introduced if the Behring Breivik moved here, the TV 2 lit….
Original article: Bygger høye gjerder på Dikemark
In a secret police report shows that it is not safe to move Behring Anders Breivik to Dikemark psychiatric hospital.
The new [psychiatric] experts would like to compulsive mind adding mass murderer Anders Breivik Behring to assess his mental condition, but police believe that the safety of the Regional Security Department at Dikemark is too poor.
In a classified threat assessment from the Oslo police shows that police are warning against moving Breivik from Ila to Dikemark, the TV 2 lit….
Original article: Politiet advarer mot å flytte Breivik til Dikemark
The 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
TV2 writes that a large number of police investigators arrived yesterday at Breivik’s lawyer’s office, Lippestad Law Offices, for a meeting that lasted one-and-a-half hours. The reason for the meeting was that the police are eager to continue questioning Anders Behring Breivik. The questioning came to an end a couple of weeks ago when the police failed to provide in writing an agreement that Breivik would have access to a computer during his imprisonment, a stipulation that had been orally agreed upon earlier.
According to TV2, it will be the prison or health authorities that will have the final say in the matter, but TV2 reports that both the police and Breivik’s lawyers were of the opinion after yesterday’s meeting that it is likely that Breivik will, indeed, be granted access to a computer given the restricted conditions under which he will likely be kept, whether in prison or in a psychiatric hospital.
Both the police and the defense believes that Anders Behring Breivik in the future will have access to a computer – regardless of whether he is sentenced to treatment or punishment….
Original article: Breivik får trolig beholde pc-en på cellen
VG writes that the police are eager to continue the questioning so that they can get more informaiton about Breivik’s economy, his compendium (manifest), and the organization, Knights Templar, that Breivik says he represents.
Mass murderer has so far not been confronted with the information in the interview – in part because he refuses to examine further before he gets fulfilled its requirement to access the computer after the verdict has dropped the case this summer.
“The status is that there will be no more questioning so far, but we have a good dialogue with the defenders and both parties want to conduct more interrogations,” saying the police prosecutor.
Mass murderer has so far been examined in 170 hours, and police hope it will be restarted so that they specifically have questioned Breivik the economy, the manifesto and the alleged organization “Knights Templar”….
Original article: Vil ta beslag i telefonsamtaler til departementet
Editors of the major Norwegian news organisations have been called in for a meeting with the Oslo police to discuss the many leaks from the investigation of the 7/22 attacks, reports Journalisten.no.
The meeting, held by the Oslo police, comes a few days after Aftenposten revealed what happened on board the Utøya ferry where, according to witness accounts, leader of the Labor Youth Organisation (AUF), Eskil Pedersen, and a small group of Labor Youth members, including Johannes Dalen Giske, the nephew of the Minister of Business, Trond Giske, took the Utøya ferry and sailed far away from the island rather than to help their comrades escape from the island.
The police claim that several witnesses have been increasingly reluctant to be interviewed due to the many leaks. Some have even expressed doubts regarding whether they will sign and approve existing interviews according to Roar Hanssen, Communication Adviser of the Oslo Police.
News editors are not very positive about the meeting. News director, Jan Ove Årsæther, from TV2 says to Journalisten that they usually do not accept invitations to such meetings, but will do so this time and listen to what the police have to say. Editor-in-chief, John Arne Markussen, of the newspaper Dagbladet says that, in his view, it is the police who are responsible for the leaks, but that Dagbladet will attempt to have someone attending the meeting.
The police will meet the editors Friday
Do the leaks about 22 July makes witnesses reluctant to ask for questioning.
On Friday morning, Norwegian editors invited to dialogue with the Oslo police about the numerous leaks from documents and interviews in the investigation of Anders Behring Breivik’s terrorist attacks….
Original article: Politiet vil møte redaktørene fredag
Related post: Newspaper reveals what happened on board the Utøya ferry
A-pressen has sold its 50% share in Norway’s second largest TV station, TV2, to Danish Egmont Group for 2.1 billion Norwegian kroner (US$350 million). A-pressen is Norway’s second biggest media house, established in 1948 as Norsk Arbeiderpresse (Norwegian Labor Press).
The sale has upset Labor Party Minister of Business, Trond Giske. Previous head of TV2, Bjørn Atle Holter-Hovind, however, says to E24 that he believes it is good to increase the distance between politicians and TV2.
Former CEO of TV 2 says the sale of the media house to the Danish Egmont is a good solution….
“I have to admit that I jumped in the chair when I read that Minister of Business, Trond Giske, went out and said, and I quote, ‘We are losing control over TV2.’ Then I ask myself, who are ‘we’ and what is he thinking of when he believes that ‘We are losing control?’ Then it is not such a bad idea that this agreement [the sale] increases the distance between him [Trond Giske] and TV2,” says Holter-Hovind til E24….
Original article: “Godt at salget øker avstanden mellom Giske og TV 2″
Norwegian television station, TV2, reports that Randi Rosenqvist, former head of the Court Medical Commission that reviews all reports filed by court-appointed psychiatrists, has been contracted by Ila Prison to evaluate whether solitary confinement affected Anders Behring Breivik’s mental health. Rosenqvist was head of the Court Medical Commission from 1998 to 2009.
Rosenqvist presented three memos to Ila Prison. The first was based upon information provided by the prison and media, and the other two are based on two meetings she had with Breivik. In none of the memos does Rosenqvist report any signs of psychosis in Breivik.
In an interview with the German news magazine, Der Spiegel, Rosenquist expressed doubt about the diagnosis assigned by the court-appointed psychiatrists. “What I maintain is that I am concerned that the court-appointed psychiatrists have not considered other possible diagnoses in the spectrum of personality disorders,” she said to TV2.
The former, longtime leader of the forensic commission was commissioned by Ila prison written three notes about Anders Behring Breivik to assess his mental health has been affected by the detention in complete isolation in prison….
Not in connection with any of the reports is the experienced psychiatrist signs of psychosis in Breivik….
Original article: Tidligere kommisjonsleder: – Breivik er ikke psykotisk
Norwegian television station, TV2, reports that three psychologists and one psychiatrist, who have all closely followed Anders Behring Breivik in prison for several months since August while he was kept in solitary confinement, have concluded that Breivik is neither psychotic nor schizophrenic, and that he does not require any medication. In contrast, the court-appointed psychiatrists diagnosed Breivik as having paranoid schizophrenia and as being psychotic.
New report on Breivik: “Is not psychotic”
For several months, Anders Behring Breivik has been isolated in Ila prison and detention institution. Just three weeks after 22 July began three psychologists and a psychiatrist from Sandvika community mental health center, a very close follow-up of him in prison.
TV 2 can reveal what their startling conclusion:
They believe Breivik not psychotic or schizophrenic, that he did not need drugs – and that there is not any danger that he will kill himself.
Original article: Ny rapport om Breivik: – Er ikke psykotisk