Anders Behring Breivik is sending letters to extreme right-wing supporters in an effort to continue his fight against Norwegian society’s values.
According to his defence lawyers, the terrorist has received around 600 letters during his time in prison so far whilst waiting for the verdict from Oslo District Court, expected on 24th August.
Breivik, who has been temporarily transferred to Skien high-security prison, has spent time replying to some of these letters since his trial came to an end. VG reported Breivik wants to create a network of 50 right-wing activists.
Defence lawyer Vibeke Hein Bæra told the paper that all the letters Breivik receives and writes are being checked.
Ila Prison Director Knut Bjarkeid said that it is being investigated whether writing about networking is legal under the freedom of speech principle.
In other news, a man has admitted posting an audio recording of Breivik’s final statement less than a week after the last day of the perpetrator’s trial.
Torstein Viddal has strongly distanced himself from Breivik’s actions, but explained to NRK that he uploaded the file to YouTube because he “believed the truth had to be presented.”
Oslo District Court had imposed a total ban on broadcasting Breivik’s final statement. Mr Viddal, a Progress Party (FrP) member until 2010, informed the broadcaster he has now removed the series of files following the controversy they created. He claimed he was unaware the restriction applied to pure audio files as well as picture.
Head of courthouse information, Irene Ramm, confirmed this has breached the ban, and said to NTB the court will “now consider which measures to take.”
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