Second day of Norway massacre trial ends
Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen announced Tuesday the end of the second trial day for Anders Behring Breivik, who spent the day explaining why he killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last July.
The 33-year-old right-wing extremist answered questions about his world view after a prepared speech describing his massacre as a “preventive” attack to defend ethnic Norwegians and stressing he would not hesitate to do it again.
Anders Behring Breivik told the court Tuesday that “two other cells” exist, each consisting of just one person.
The rightwing extremist said the term “commander”, which he uses for himself, refers to “a person who has authority and loose ties with two other cells.”
Breivik calls attacks ‘preventive,’ asks to be freed
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik on Tuesday told the Oslo District Court his attacks that killed 77 people were “preventive” to avoid a European culture war and said he should be freed.
“The attacks on July 22 were preventive attacks, and I can therefore not acknowledge criminal guilt,” Breivik said after detailing his Islamophobic and anti-multicultural ideology for more than an hour, adding: “I demand that I be freed.”
Breivik tells court of attacks: ‘Yes, I would do it again’
Anders Behring Breivik, who took the stand Tuesday in his trial for the massacre of 77 people in twin attacks last July, told the court he would repeat his actions again if he could.
“Yes, I would do it again,” he said, adding that life in prison or dying for his people would be “the biggest honour” before the judge interrupted his speech.
Breivik prosecution, defence call for judge to step down
On Tuesday, both the prosecution and the defence in the Breivik trial called for one of the five judges to be removed from the panel following revelations he had called for the death penalty for the man who killed 77 people in Norway last July.
Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen called a 30-minute recess to determine whether the lay judge was unfit because of the comments he posted on a website the day after the attacks.
Breivik enters court, makes far-right salute
Anders Behring Breivik Tuesday entered an Oslo courtroom for a second day of his trial on charges of killing 77 people, making a far-right salute after his handcuffs were removed.
Dressed in a black suit, Breivik touched his chest and extended his clenched right fist in front of him in a salute as his handcuffs were removed on his entry into the courtroom where he is due to begin to testify.
Second day of Norway massacre trial opens, Breivik to speak
Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen announced Tuesday the opening of the second trial day for Anders Behring Breivik, who is set to testify about the killing of 77 people in Norway in July.
Five and a half days have been allotted to the right-wing extremist’s testimony, and many fear he will veer off to try to promote his Islamophobic ideology, which he claims justifies the “cruel but necessary” attacks.