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Breivik unrepentant. Anders Behring Breivik remains unremorseful about his actions on 22 July, defence Counsel Geir Lippestad says. “He is extremely clear about the fact he has no regrets and is very detailed in the way he describes his actions. He wishes me to convey that he has no compunction. I think the trial will be harrowing, but having said that, it is also extremely important the trial is open so he can explain himself as comprehensively as possible to maintain the principle of legal safeguards,” Mr Lippestad told NRK. The lawyer, a family man with a wife and seven children, has been propelled into the limelight from his previously low-key life since accepting Breivik as a client.

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Breivik unrepentant

Published on Monday, 12th December, 2011 at 11:05 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last Updated on 17th December 2011 at 13:26.

Anders Behring Breivik remains unremorseful about his actions on 22 July, defence Counsel Geir Lippestad says.

Geir Lippestad
Geir Lippestad believes society should have spotted several points about Breivik earlier onGeir Lippestad
Photo: AleWi/Wikimedia Commons


“He is extremely clear about the fact he has no regrets and is very detailed in the way he describes his actions. He wishes me to convey that he has no compunction. I think the trial will be harrowing, but having said that, it is also extremely important the trial is open so he can explain himself as comprehensively as possible to maintain the principle of legal safeguards,” Mr Lippestad told NRK.

The lawyer, a family man with a wife and seven children, has been propelled into the limelight from his previously low-key life since accepting Breivik as a client.

He explained more about opinions surrounding the mass murderer’s mental health and Breivik’s own views in his TV interview, Saturday, on “Viggo på lørdag”.  

“I’m astonished that a lot of people simply state their many opinions without either having read the report or met Breivik. He is a person like everyone else. It’s difficult to understand this after what he has done is as he one of us,” Mr Lippestad said.

He believes society could have failed Breivik in some way, declaring, “if this is not the case, however, there are several elementary points throughout his life society could have spotted. We know that there have been concerns about him since he was small,” he said.

The court trial begins from 16 April 2012. Mr Lippestad says he wants blogger Peder Nøstvold Jensen to be involved in the case as a witness, despite the far-right blogger continuously denies his involvement in the massacre.



Published on Monday, 12th December, 2011 at 11:05 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last updated on 17th December 2011 at 13:26.

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