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The Foreigner Court decision on Breivik psychiatrists nears. UPDATED: Oslo District Court will announce, Friday, whether it will appoint new experts to reassess Anders Behring Breivik. No decision has been made as to a re-examination of Breivik yet, but the prosecution and lawyers for the aggrieved have now agreed on three names following the court’s request earlier this week. The court will announce its decision at 13:00 local time. The Foreigner will be live blogging about the event here.

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Court decision on Breivik psychiatrists nears

Published on Thursday, 12th January, 2012 at 15:40 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last Updated on 12th January 2012 at 16:56.

UPDATED: Oslo District Court will announce, Friday, whether it will appoint new experts to reassess Anders Behring Breivik.



No decision has been made as to a re-examination of Breivik yet, but the prosecution and lawyers for the aggrieved have now agreed on three names following the court’s request earlier this week. The court will announce its decision at 13:00 local time.

The Foreigner will be live blogging about the event here.

It is believed they are Agnar Aspaas from Tønsberg, Hamar-based Terje Tørrisen and Jon Geir Høyersten from Bergen.
All are specialists in psychiatry and none has spoken with the media, according to counsels’ stipulations.

Mr Høyersten told Aftenposten today, “I have not received any request and do not want to say anything more”.

“I know I have been suggested. It's something that's hard to say yes and even harder to say no to. This is something I must consider,” said Mr Aspaas.

Mr Tørrisen did not wish to be interviewed, the paper reports.

Whilst this week’s court move is in contrast to last week’s statement by the prosecution discounting any further medical evaluations, whoever is picked has a difficult, perhaps almost impossible task ahead of them. 

The previous psychiatric report suggested Anders Breivik suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, with court-appointed psychiatrists Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim’deeming him criminally insane. Many were angered, and experts questioned the psychiatric evaluation's validity.

A relatively tacit Geir Lippestad, Breivik’s defence counsel, declined to say anything about today’s names, but relayed previous statements about a new psychiatric assessment.

“The accused has said he does not want to be re-evaluated. Therefore, we have therefore told the court that we do not want a second opinion,” Mr Lippestad concluded.

There was no comment from state prosecutor Svein Holden, representing who will be one of two pursuing the case against Breivik at his April 16 trial.


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Published on Thursday, 12th January, 2012 at 15:40 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last updated on 12th January 2012 at 16:56.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivikassessment, breivikdiagnosis, breiviktrialoslo.





  
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