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Militant Breivik demands release. UPDATED: Today’s was almost certainly Anders Behring Breivik's final remand hearing before his trial, a hearing which brought several surprises. Oslo District Court Judge Wenche Gjelsten prolonged Breivik's time in custody by another 12 weeks as police had asked for, which will now mean up to his 16th April trial. Reading the ruling, she said, "The Court places particular emphasis on that the accused has acknowledged blowing up government buildings and the shootings on Utøya."

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Militant Breivik demands release

Published on Monday, 6th February, 2012 at 14:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th February 2012 at 09:03.

UPDATED: Today’s was almost certainly Anders Behring Breivik's final remand hearing before his trial, a hearing which brought several surprises.

Anders Behring Breivik in court
A handcuffed Breivik is led into court at the beginning of today's remand hearingAnders Behring Breivik in court
Photo: Bjørn Langsem/Dagbladet/All Over Press


Oslo District Court Judge Wenche Gjelsten prolonged Breivik's time in custody by another 12 weeks as police had asked for, which will now mean up to his 16th April trial.

Reading the ruling, she said, "The Court places particular emphasis on that the accused has acknowledged blowing up government buildings and the shootings on Utøya."

Judge Gjelsten also said what weighed heavily was that Breivik expressed no regret during police questioning, stating he would commit new attacks.

Earlier today, Brevik entered the courtroom dressed in a dark suit, light-coloured shirt and grey/blue tie. He showed that he was handcuffed with a gesture, which was, according to his defence counsel Geir Lippestad, “a kind of Right-Wing extremist greeting.”

Accompanied by a barrage of camera shutter clicking before the judge ordered all photography stopped, a neatly trimmed bearded Breivik nodded calmly at those gathered, exhibiting a visible smile on at least two occasions. No TV transmission or sound recording was permitted, but reporting from the proceedings allowed.

Reports suggest 80 aggrieved and survivors, and 25 legal counsels were present. 163 foreign and Norwegian journalists had received accreditation.

The terrorist said he did not recognise the judge Gjelsten's authority, claiming, “She had been given her mandate by those who support multiculturalism.”

During his one-minute speech allowed by the judge, Breivik said he was aware of the charges. Parts of his statement were greeted by laughter from people in the courtroom.

He stated, “I recognise the actions but do not acknowledge guilt. The attack against government headquarters quarter was directed against traitors who commit cultural destruction, deconstruction of the Norwegian ethnic group. It is the same as Norwegian ethnic cleansing.”

“I am a militant militarist, a commander of the Knights Templar Norway. We in the Norwegian resistance movement are not going to sit watch deconstruction. We will fight against traitors in the Labour Party (Ap),” NRK reports him as declaring.

“I acted in self-defence for my people, culture, and country. I don’t accept being imprisoned and demand to be freed immediately, he continued, suggesting the Norwegian military should award him the War Cross with three swords, the highest honour in battle. This was also accompanied by laughter from those gathered.

In the closing seconds of his speech, Breivik said he was writing a commentary ridiculing the initial psychiatric report.




Published on Monday, 6th February, 2012 at 14:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th February 2012 at 09:03.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivikremandhearing, oslodistrictcourt.





  
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