Anders Behring Breivik Makes First Public Court Appearance
Nov 15, 2011 17:39
Anders Behring Breivik, the man who confessed to masterminding twin attacks that killed 77 people in Norway, conducted his first public court appearance in Oslo, describing himself as a “resistance” fighter. Below is a transcript from the BBC:
“I am a military commander in the Norwegian resistance movement and Knights Templar Norway,” he said before a courtroom packed with 500 people. “I object to [the court] because you received your mandate from organizations that support hate ideology [and] because it supports multiculturalism. I acknowledge the acts but I do not plead guilty.”
Judge Torkjel Nesheim interrupted Breivik during that monologue because he “did not want to give [Breivik] the opportunity to use this hearing as a platform for him to express his views.” He refused to allow Breivik to address the relatives of his victims at the end of the hearing.
Despite Breivik’s bizarre notion of being part of a larger “resistance”
movement, the judge determined that he is not insane, and said that
there is no evidence he acted with accomplices. Breivik remained calm and
professional throughout the hearing and looked journalists and survivors
in the eye as he entered and exited the building.
Police will hold Breivik in custody for 12 more weeks. He has been banned from
accessing media for four weeks, and said that authorities will have
tight control over all visits and correspondence for eight weeks.
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