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The Foreigner Police tight-lipped about Breivik investigation. Investigators working on Anders Behring Breivik’s trial are giving away no secrets as they continue to probe his actions. Police indicated that they are examining Breivik’s links to potential terrorists abroad, after it emerged that his manifesto mentioned an individual in Russia. “On day eleven, the main focus remains to determine whether the accused had accomplices in one form or another. So far, there is no information in the case that suggests that someone had an accessory liability, but it is too early to conclude. As you know, we are now in the second, investigatory phase, where I apologize that we cannot go into any details,” police lawyer Christian Hatlo said at a police press conference, Tuesday.

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Police tight-lipped about Breivik investigation

Published on Tuesday, 2nd August, 2011 at 21:09 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

Investigators working on Anders Behring Breivik’s trial are giving away no secrets as they continue to probe his actions.



Police indicated that they are examining Breivik’s links to potential terrorists abroad, after it emerged that his manifesto mentioned an individual in Russia.

“On day eleven, the main focus remains to determine whether the accused had accomplices in one form or another. So far, there is no information in the case that suggests that someone had an accessory liability, but it is too early to conclude. As you know, we are now in the second, investigatory phase, where I apologize that we cannot go into any details,” police lawyer Christian Hatlo said at a police press conference, Tuesday.

It was also confirmed that Breivik bought his expanding ammunition legally. When questioned about whether Breivik was entitled by law to possess the restricted ammunition, Hatlo said: “That’s also a question we’re looking into. As far as I know so far this was legal.”

Breivik’s prison regime also came to light. “I know for sure he is out in the fresh air for an hour a day,” responded Hatlo to a question about Breivik’s living conditions. The killer was remanded in custody for eight weeks, with half of that to be spent in solitary confinement. So far he has served two weeks.

Hatlo also indicated that police intend to get “tougher” when questioning Breivik. Although the mass murderer said he would refuse to co-operate with investigators unless the Royal Family abdicated, he later gave in and began talking, subsequently confirming he had no intention to target the Royal Palace.

“He gave his own statement without questions from the police during the first questioning. But now we have gathered evidence and will start asking him about that. That’s what we mean by getting tougher,” said Hatlo.

Other questions emerged about Breivik’s use of the English language rather than his native Norwegian. It is thought that Breivik may be suffering an identity crisis after he signed off his manifesto as ‘Andrew Berwick’, an anglicised version of his full Norwegian name. Police confirmed that they were looking at this angle as well.

“He wanted to speak in English when we were at the courthouse, but this is what investigators are seeking to find out, so I can’t tell you anything more. I don’t have the exact figure as to how many people are working on the case.”



Published on Tuesday, 2nd August, 2011 at 21:09 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreiviktrial, oslobombing, utoeyashootings.





  
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