Breivik came to court with Nazi posters – NRK Norway – Overview of news from different parts of the country
At 09.58, Breivik was taken to the temporary courtroom in Skien prison. As before, he was wearing a dark dress, but this time he had affixed notes with text on both his suit and a bag he carried into the prison’s gymnasium.
He asks to be released on probation, since the minimum period of the custodial sentence is over.
The question the court must decide is whether the man who killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, is still so dangerous that society needs extra protection against him.
Before Breivik found his place in the room, he displayed a poster with the text “Stop your genocide against our white nation”.
He showed several Nazi greetings, also directly aimed at the judge.
As a general rule, NRK has decided not to show pictures of Breivik’s ideology and Nazi greetings. NRK’s editors are clear that NRK’s coverage should not be characterized by being a lectern for Anders Behring Breivik. Read more about this here.
Showed Nazi message
Breivik was clearly interested in attention, pointed out several times what he had written and approached the press.
After presenting his text, he asked if anyone had any questions.
Then one of the journalists asked if he regretted what he did on July 22, 2011.
Breivik did not respond directly, but came with Nazi views and a longer political message about civil war in Europe.
When the question was repeated, he said he would return to it in the case.
Breivik describes himself as a parliamentary candidate for the Nazi movement in Norway.
– Breivik, end with those posters
Prosecutor in the case, public prosecutor Hulda Olsen Karlsdottir, believes Breivik is still too dangerous to be released. She started with a review of the verdict in 2012.
While Karlsdottir read from the July 22 verdict, Breivik lifted one of the A4 sheets he had made for the audience. Judge Dag Bjørvik hit the table immediately and said:
– Breivik ends with those posters. I do not want that during the actor’s introductory speech.
Breivik corrected quickly.
The terrorist also wanted the floor later during the prosecutor’s introduction, but was rejected by the judge.
– The atrocities are unparalleled in Norwegian history
Karlsdottir stands upright while she reads out the descriptions of the many injured after the attack in the government quarter and on Utøya.
Breivik sits straight in the back and looks big straight in front of him, occasionally drinking from a glass of water. The document folder with a pasted political message is next to him, so that it is visible to the journalists in the hall.
Karlsdottir reads out the horrific actions on July 22, 2011. After reviewing the damage from the bomb in Oslo, she reads out her details from Utøya.
121 shots were fired with the pistol and 176 shots with the rifle on Utøya. The accused shot and killed a total of 67 people on Utøya (a total of 69 people died on the island). In addition, 33 young people were injured, says Karlsdottir.
There were a total of 564 people on the island when the attack took place.
Karlsdottir refers to the verdict, which states that Breivik will be a very dangerous man even after serving 21 years in prison.
Karlsdotir refers to the verdict which states that after several years of planning, the accused has carried out terrorist attacks against the state’s central functions and a number of young people.
– It is pointed out that survivors and relatives are left with bottomless grief and that the atrocities are unparalleled in Norwegian history, says Karlsdottir.
In 2012, Breivik was sentenced to 21 years’ detention with a minimum term of ten years, which was the maximum minimum term and a sentence could be imposed when Breivik was sentenced. Breivik thus used the first opportunity he had to be about to be released on probation.
The July 22 terrorist has the opportunity to request his release again one year after the previous final decision.
Defender Øystein Storrvik has said that Breivik has prepared a comprehensive explanation.
If Breivik is sentenced to the entire detention period of 21 years, the court can extend the detention by five years at a time.
In 2017, Breivik changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen