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The Foreigner Breivik makes first court appearance. Anders Behring Breivik made his first appearance in a closed court session yesterday after the judge denied his request to attend court in uniform. 1,500 people crowded into the streets around the courthouse on Monday in the hope of seeing Breivik. As he arrived in the back of a police car, dressed in a red Lacoste jumper, many of the crowd near the vehicle struck it and shouted imprecations. Alexander Roine, 24, screamed repeatedly, “You traitor! Get out of the car! Long live Norway!”

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Breivik makes first court appearance

Published on Tuesday, 26th July, 2011 at 08:56 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last Updated on 26th July 2011 at 20:33.

Anders Behring Breivik made his first appearance in a closed court session yesterday after the judge denied his request to attend court in uniform.



1,500 people crowded into the streets around the courthouse on Monday in the hope of seeing Breivik. As he arrived in the back of a police car, dressed in a red Lacoste jumper, many of the crowd near the vehicle struck it and shouted imprecations.

Alexander Roine, 24, screamed repeatedly, “You traitor! Get out of the car! Long live Norway!”

His friend Naim Alizadeh, who moved to Norway from Afghanistan aged 13, said “I’m here to show that everyone hates him, and that he’s not a hero.”

Breivik had asked to attend court wearing the uniform of his self-styled Knights Templar group. Judge Kim Heger denied Breivik’s request and also decreed that the hearing would be held in private.

The judge remanded Breivik in custody for 8 weeks, with 4 weeks’ solitary confinement with no visitors except his lawyer and no rights to correspondence or access to newspapers.

In his 1,500 page political testament, posted online hours before the attacks, Breivik indicated that he would use his trial as a platform to publicise his extreme-Right views. Prosecutors said that the trial was held in private due to security concerns after Breivik hinted that two more terrorist cells might still be operating.

His farm, where he stored some 3000kg of ammonia-based fertiliser, is thought to have been his main base. There is no information on whether others also made bulk purchases of fertiliser – a known ingredient of home-made bombs – along with Breivik.

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Published on Tuesday, 26th July, 2011 at 08:56 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.
Last updated on 26th July 2011 at 20:33.

This post has the following tags: oslobombing, utoeyashootings, andersbehringbreivik.





  
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