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The Foreigner Two new psychiatrists for Breivik case. UPDATED: As Anders Behring Breivik refuses to talk to new experts, Oslo District Court has appointed Terje Tørrison and Agnar Aspaas to reassess the terrorist. Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen told the press today that the move does not discredit the previous report, but is meant as a second opinion. The new experts will also be present during Breivik's trial. There is also a two-week appeal possibility against the decision. Whilst he will have to attend the meetings, the court cannot force Breivik to talk to them. Nevertheless, his continued silence could mean he will be admitted to a psychiatric institution for observation before his trial. Breivik said he refused to talk to the new experts when  informed of today's decision.

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Two new psychiatrists for Breivik case

Published on Friday, 13th January, 2012 at 14:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 13th January 2012 at 17:41.

UPDATED: As Anders Behring Breivik refuses to talk to new experts, Oslo District Court has appointed Terje Tørrison and Agnar Aspaas to reassess the terrorist.



Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen told the press today that the move does not discredit the previous report, but is meant as a second opinion. The new experts will also be present during Breivik's trial. There is also a two-week appeal possibility against the decision.

Whilst he will have to attend the meetings, the court cannot force Breivik to talk to them. Nevertheless, his continued silence could mean he will be admitted to a psychiatric institution for observation before his trial. Breivik said he refused to talk to the new experts when  informed of today's decision.

“My client has made it clear that he does not want a new psychiatric investigation. He has no confidence that any new experts will understand his motives for carrying out his actions," defence cousel Geir Lippestad told NRK earlier.

The new psychiatrists face the problem of time. Whilst Torgeir Husby and Synne Sørheim used four months to assess Breivik, only three remain until his April 16 trial.

According to the court, Messrs Tørrison and Aspaas will have access to the previous reports as well as documents and media. Terje Tørrison told the broadcaster, “It is a very difficult task and is important that those appointed be allowed to work on it in peace.”

Finn Skårderud was discounted from today's selection of experts due to a conflict of interests. In last night's phone conversation with the judge, he revealed he is a friend of the Prime Minister and his family.




Published on Friday, 13th January, 2012 at 14:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 13th January 2012 at 17:41.

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





  
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