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Breivik Trial: Day Two where one judge is dismissed. MORNING SESSION: Oslo District Court dismissed lay judge Thomas Indrebø from the Breivik trial following his 23rd July 2011 comment the only just punishment in this case would be the death penalty. The move, following the start at 09:05 today, gave an unexpected opening to the second day. Mr Indrebø was dismissed following agreement by prosecutors, defence counsels and lawyers for the aggrieved, with the court announcing its decision when it reconvened at 10:03. There was uncertainty connected to whether Breivik would be allowed from a document he had prepared as support to his testimony prior to the start of today's proceedings, nevertheless, at 10:09, he took the witness stand. 

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Breivik Trial: Day Two where one judge is dismissed

Published on Monday, 16th April, 2012 at 15:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 18th April 2012 at 08:53.

MORNING SESSION: Oslo District Court dismissed lay judge Thomas Indrebø from the Breivik trial following his 23rd July 2011 comment the only just punishment in this case would be the death penalty.

Press gathered, Oslo District Courthouse
Press gathered, Oslo District Courthouse
Photo: ©2012 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


The move, following the start at 09:05 today, gave an unexpected opening to the second day. Mr Indrebø was dismissed following agreement by prosecutors, defence counsels and lawyers for the aggrieved, with the court announcing its decision when it reconvened at 10:03.

There was uncertainty connected to whether Breivik would be allowed from a document he had prepared as support to his testimony prior to the start of today's proceedings, nevertheless, at 10:09, he took the witness stand. 

He was asked to speak truthfully and to stick to a time limit, as well as receiving a warning that he may be interrupted if he strayed from the topic.

The accused said that he spoke on behalf of resistance movements and Norwegians, Scandinavians and Europeans who wanted to keep their rights.

He referred to comments that had been made about him and called it propaganda. He stated that the media would continue to lie about him. Breivik also attacked the media for not being objective and upholding multiculturalism.

Breivik told the court that Norway was a Marxist dictatorship and not a democracy. He claims that this is because the government did not ask for people’s views on immigration. He also said that communist regimes had taken over many European countries.

According to him, youth are being brainwashed by the Labour (Ap) government and parents, claiming that Utøya was an “indoctrination camp”.

Breivik stated that he did not fear being imprisoned. He told the court, “I was born in a prison where I could not express my beliefs. This prison is called Norway."

Reading from a thirteen-page document, Breivik was about half way through when the judge told him to consider coming to an end. He replied that he could not do that.

His defence counsel Geir Lippestad also asked his client to remain brief, and Breivik said that he had never asked for five days to address the court, just one hour.

He carried on where he continued to blame the Labour Party claiming they are responsible for inviting Muslims into Norway.

Breivik claimed that he was fighting for the rights on indigenous people like “Sitting Bull” and “Crazy Horse” had done, among others.

The accused believes that people will soon see that multiculturalism does not work and that leaders such as Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel and David Cameron have acknowledged this.

Breivik has asked to be acquitted for his acts as he was defending his people and his culture.


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Published on Monday, 16th April, 2012 at 15:25 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 18th April 2012 at 08:53.

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