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The Foreigner Prison observation for Breivik. NEWS ROUND-UP: In a week where Anders Behring Breivik’s remand has been extended until his trial, it has been decided the terrorist is too dangerous to be observed in the normal way and will undergo enforced evaluation in lla prison instead. Recently appointed additional experts Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen had hoped that observation would take place at Dikemark. Instead, they will consult with Dikemark hospital staff in Ila as a result of Oslo District Court's ruling in favour of enforced admission. One form of observation is through interaction with others, but this has been ruled unacceptable in Breivik’s case. Instead, a temporary one-man hospital will be built in a place near the cells for use by day. Oslo District Court’s ruling also means Breivik will be locked up in his cell at night once again.

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Prison observation for Breivik

Published on Sunday, 12th February, 2012 at 21:19 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 12th February 2012 at 21:42.

NEWS ROUND-UP: In a week where Anders Behring Breivik’s remand has been extended until his trial, it has been decided the terrorist is too dangerous to be observed in the normal way and will undergo enforced evaluation in lla prison instead.



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Recently appointed additional experts Agnar Aspaas and Terje Tørrisen had hoped that observation would take place at Dikemark. Instead, they will consult with Dikemark hospital staff in Ila as a result of Oslo District Court's ruling in favour of enforced admission.

One form of observation is through interaction with others, but this has been ruled unacceptable in Breivik’s case. Instead, a temporary one-man hospital will be built in a place near the cells for use by day. Oslo District Court’s ruling also means Breivik will be locked up in his cell at night once again.

A psychiatric assessment such as this has never been tried before at Ila, and will therefore be improvised.

Acting Ila prison director Gøran Nilsson said to NRK, “We have expanded the part of the prison where Breivik is staying with an extra room. This can be fully organised in the space of a couple of days.”

The broadcaster reports Breivik still does not want to cooperate with the psychiatrists as her feels they will be unable to evaluate him accurately.

Bergen regional health authority psychiatric expert, Jon Geir Høyersten, believes that certain plans Breivik has admitted show him as having “a grandiose self-image.”

Sane?

The terrorist had revealed while being questioned by the police that he had planned to escape using a light aircraft. Breivik had taught himself how to fly a Cessna via YouTube videos and studying manuals from various Internet sites.

According to Bergens Tidende, his plan was inspired by The Jackal, the most feared and wanted terrorist in the world during the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Breivik had intended to escape to countries he viewed were allegedly receptive to his manifest, such as Serbia, Armenia, and Israel, using a specially designed bag to refuel the light aircraft midair. He later abandoned the scheme, deciding Utøya was the last stop, declaring, "it's landing that's hard, not taking off or cruising at altitude."

Jon Geir Høyersten told the paper, “This type of [grandiose] self-image is a central feature of the most severe personality disorders. Such thoughts have a clear element of fantasy and lack of realism. On the other hand, the actions he committed contain a grim realism.”

Meanwhile, state prosecutor Tor-Axel Busch stated, Thursday, authorities may change their opinion during the 10-week trial as to whether Breivik can be sentenced to a prison term instead.

“We’ll have to base the charges we raise at the end of the month on the [new] reports when they are ready. We will permit prosecutors to ask for preventative detention should any elements arise during the trial that may provide a basis for determining that Breivik is sane,” he remarked to NRK.




Published on Sunday, 12th February, 2012 at 21:19 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 12th February 2012 at 21:42.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivikpsychiatricevaluation, breivikcompulsorypsychiatricadmission.





  
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