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Breivik trial: Sixth day sees apology and objections. Today’s scheduled last day of Anders Behring Breivik’s initial testimony started with prosecutors returning to questioning him about the Utøya shootings, and contained objections to his second psychiatric assessment. Breivik expressed an apology during this questioning for the death of a pedestrian that was killed when the bomb exploded at the government buildings. However, he did not apologise for the deaths caused on Utøya telling the court it was a “political indoctrination camp”.

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Breivik trial: Sixth day sees apology and objections

Published on Monday, 23rd April, 2012 at 20:35 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Today’s scheduled last day of Anders Behring Breivik’s initial testimony started with prosecutors returning to questioning him about the Utøya shootings, and contained objections to his second psychiatric assessment.

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


Breivik expressed an apology during this questioning for the death of a pedestrian that was killed when the bomb exploded at the government buildings.

However, he did not apologise for the deaths caused on Utøya telling the court it was a “political indoctrination camp”.

The court was also shown the uniform and fake ID that Breivik used to gain access to the camp, Breivik revealed that he had made the ID using Photoshop.

When questioning turned to the uniform he wore in photographs Breivik refused to answer claiming that the prosecutors were trying to make fun of him.

After a lunch break the defence took over the questioning, telling the court that Breivik had spared the lives of three people on board the ferry he used to get to Utøya.

Breivik’s defence lawyers tried to help the psychiatric specialists present that Breivik was rational by referring to how he questioned victims on their ages in order to spare those he felt were too young.

During the questioning by Geir Lippestad, Breivik revealed that he had no plans for after the 22nd July, as he believed it would be a suicide mission.

Breivik also denied the claims made by survivors that he had been laughing while he carried out his attack, stating it as rumours.

The forensic commission has also made objections today to the second psychiatric assessment carried out by Terje Tørrisen and Agnar Aspaas, saying there are some factors not considered.

Its members feel that the experts did not collect information from those who knew Breivik as a child or from when he was living with his mother.

The commission stated that Mr Tørrisen and Mr Aspaas may also not have taken into account the possibility that they were being tricked by Breivik. The psychiatrists have said the objections are not dramatic.

Although this was due to be the last day of questioning the prosecution have asked for some more time.




Published on Monday, 23rd April, 2012 at 20:35 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivik, breiviktrialoslo, oslodistrictcourt, geirlippestad, torjordet, vikebeheinbra, tor-akselbusch, sveinholden, ingabejerengh, oslobomb, utoeyashooting, utoya.





  
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