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July 22 terrorist family quizzed. NEWS ROUNDUP: While Anders Behring Breivik has commented on his psychiatric report, Norwegian police have questioned his half-sister in the US this week. Norwegian police revealed at a press conference, Saturday, they talked with Breivik’s 38-year-old half-sister in San Diego over several days.“An ordinary boy” Police prosecutor Pål-Fredrik Hjort Kraby released limited information, but says, the process was “extremely important for us regarding his [Breivik’s] background and persona.”

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July 22 terrorist family quizzed

Published on Sunday, 4th December, 2011 at 16:51 under the news category, by John Price and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 4th December 2011 at 19:36.

NEWS ROUNDUP: While Anders Behring Breivik has commented on his psychiatric report, Norwegian police have questioned his half-sister in the US this week.

Pål-Fredrik Hjort Kraby (Centre)
Pål-Fredrik Hjort Kraby (Centre)
Photo: Oslo District Police


Norwegian police revealed at a press conference, Saturday, they talked with Breivik’s 38-year-old half-sister in San Diego over several days.

“An ordinary boy”

Police prosecutor Pål-Fredrik Hjort Kraby released limited information, but says, the process was “extremely important for us regarding his [Breivik’s] background and persona.”

Breivik’s half-sister is not considered as a central witness regarding his acts of terror, but the interviews had been planned for some time. 

According to VG, she sent an email two years ago expressing she wanted closer contact with her half-brother and Breivik’s mother. She was worried about how much time he talked about computer games, how little he socialised, and that he was jobless.

“The witness has allowed them self to be questioned and has cooperated the whole time,” Officer Hjort Kraby says to Dagbladet.

Interviews were conducted in Norwegian in conjunction with the FBI, who provided an interpreter. VG reports she gave police names of further people to question.

Police also say they want to question Breivik’s father in France, who the mass murderer lost contact with when he was approximately 16 years ago.

“I last met him when he was between 15 and 16. He was an ordinary boy then,” Breivik’s father told the paper.

Saying he was “shocked” by Breivik’s actions under 22 July, the father said, “I was completely stunned. I couldn’t believe my own eyes.”

Breivik wrote about his father in his manifesto, and even talked of killing his own family.

A key childhood

Reports say several people became concerned for the terrorist’s welfare whilst he was growing up on the west side of Oslo.

In recent years, he lived with his mother in her Oslo apartment in Hoff before committing his twin massacres. Police interviewed her shortly after the attacks, and she accepted the offer of counselling. As part of their investigations, police visited her apartment looking for evidence.

Breivik’s childhood forms a crucial part of the psychologists’ 243-page report where he was declared “criminally insane”. Several people were disquieted by the verdict following the press conference, Tuesday.

Several sources that spoke with NRK claimed Breivik was neglected as a child, and possibly sexually abused. Breivik never played with other children when he was four.

One anonymous person told the broadcaster, “I perceived that he was completely overlooked [...] he was a silent small boy with big eyes and a gaze fixed straight ahead without contact.”

“He appeared as a passive and uneasy with an empty gaze. As a boy, he was already in his own world,” said another.

According to NRK, the report goes on to say how it was advocated that Breivik be placed into foster care at the age of four.

Defence Counsel Geir Lippestad says he was shocked by what he had read of report, as well as those by social services.

“There were clear recommendations as what should happen regarding the family, already when he was three or four years old. These were not followed. It is rare that such clear advice exists for people down to this age.”

Mr Lippestad has said he believes that the allegations about Breivik’s childhood will be important to the case.

“We know much of a child’s and human’s mind is formed when the child is very young. It’s important to clarify what happened. As a defence counsel, you have to try to explain what cannot be explained. How did the accused get these thoughts and ideas?” he asked.

“Incompetent”

Meanwhile, Breivik has branded the report as filled with “lies, factual errors, and distortions.”

The mass murderer’s co-Counsel, Tord Jordet, says to Dagbladet, “He is not satisfied with the outcome. He believes there are several things that are wrong in the report. He believes part of what he said was taken out of context.”

“He wants to read the entire report in its entirety before he concludes whether he wants a second opinion.”

According to Mr Jordet, Breivik has questioned court-appointed psychiatrists Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim’s competence.

“He asked which type of competence they have when it comes to ideological terrorists and was given the answer they had none.”




Published on Sunday, 4th December, 2011 at 16:51 under the news category, by John Price and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 4th December 2011 at 19:36.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivikpyschiatricreport, breiviktrialoslo.





  
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