A spectator at today’s 17th day of Anders Behring Breivik’s trial reportedly caused chaos after throwing a shoe at the accused in court.
The incident happened moments after police had read out the autopsy reports for six people killed on the south of Utøya Island.
The man who threw the shoe was a relative of one of the victims, he missed Breivik, hitting one of his defence counsels, Vibeke Hein Bæra, instead.
Shouting, “You killed my brother. Go to hell! Go to hell,” guards escorted the extremely emotional man out of courtroom, who was then taken to emergency for further treatment. Some clapping from other relatives followed his actions.
Breivik was led from the court after the incident and a short recess was called, after which he returned and took a moment to address those in the courtroom.
“If you are going to throw things, throw at me and not at my defence,” he said.
Later on during today’s proceedings, Breivik alleged someone attacked him whilst he was shooting people at the Pump House, claiming an object hit him in the face.
In an interview with Aftenposten following his visit to emergency, Hayder Mustafa Qasim, the man who threw the shoe, said, "my brother [Karar Mustafa Qasim] was killed on Utøya. He was alone in Norway, with no family. The killer took his life. And he destroyed my and my family's life. I have travelled from Iraq to Norway to be present in court. And it has made huge impression on me."
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