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The Foreigner Breivik appeal rejected, planned to bomb media. NEWS ROUND-UP: As reports surface Anders Behring Breivik was to attack journalists, Borgarting Court of Appeal has upheld Oslo District Court’s ruling appointing new experts to examine him before his trial. The appeal was lodged following the 13th January decision, and Breivik’s defence counsel, Geir Lippestad, has said he would take the matter to the Supreme Court if needed. Court-appointed psychiatrists Terje Tørresen and Agnar Aspaas have also said they want the terrorist admitted to hospital so his mental condition can be better evaluated.

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Breivik appeal rejected, planned to bomb media

Published on Saturday, 4th February, 2012 at 12:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

NEWS ROUND-UP: As reports surface Anders Behring Breivik was to attack journalists, Borgarting Court of Appeal has upheld Oslo District Court’s ruling appointing new experts to examine him before his trial.



The appeal was lodged following the 13th January decision, and Breivik’s defence counsel, Geir Lippestad, has said he would take the matter to the Supreme Court if needed.

Court-appointed psychiatrists Terje Tørresen and Agnar Aspaas have also said they want the terrorist admitted to hospital so his mental condition can be better evaluated.

Brevik’s trial, which will reportedly be Norway’s biggest-ever, is set to begin on 16th April. He will be granted a week to give evidence.

State prosecutor Svein Holden told Aftenposten, “We believe Behring Breivik must have time to explain what he did on July 22nd in detail, and what the reason for his actions was.”

Mr Holden thinks it unlikely Breivik will be allowed to hold a speech when testifying, however.

“We will try to limit his testimony to what is relevant to the criminal case. We have confidence that the judge will help limit it to the framework set by the trial,” he said.

Meanwhile, Breivik has agreed to have photos of him taken at his forthcoming remand hearing, Monday.

Despite earlier reservations, he is now also willing to be interviewed by police further before the main trial.

According to defence counsel Tord Jordet, Breivik is now also using the intervening period refuting claims by the original experts Synne Sørheim and Torgeir Husby that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, is psychotic, and criminally insane.

“He is locating what he believes is wrong, are misunderstandings, and untruths. It’s probably something he wishes to prepare in terms of the trial and how it is handled,” concludes Mr Jordet.

NRK reports Breivik had intended to bomb newspapers Aftenposten, VG, and the broadcaster in connection with his attack on government headquarters.

His plan was to deliver two separate bombs of between 50 and 60 kilos each to NRK and Aftenposten dressed in a Fedex uniform.

The terrorist dropped his scheme when seeing he did not have enough time to reach Utøya, according to classified interview material NRK alleges it has seen.



Published on Saturday, 4th February, 2012 at 12:22 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivikoslobombings, utoeyashootings, breivikpsychiatricassessment.





  
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