Monday, November 14, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik refuses to recognize court, report says - 14th Nov 2011

Mass murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik appeared in an Oslo court Monday in connection with the killing of 77 people in attacks in July, Norway's TV2 reported.

He was not allowed to deliver a speech he had prepared, the station reported.

Breivik said he did not recognize the authority of the court on the grounds that he opposes the multi-cultural society it is part of, TV2 said.

He was stopped on several occasions when he started referring to himself as Commander of the Knights Templar, a title he used in his 1,500-page manifesto, the station reported.

He is accused of killing dozens of people in a bomb attack in Oslo followed by a shooting rampage on nearby Utoya island.

Until now, the proceedings for Breivik have been held behind closed doors.

But on Monday, the families of the victims were able to see Breivik as officers brought him in to Oslo City Court with his hands and feet cuffed, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

The hearing was to determine whether to keep Breivik in jail until his trial in the spring. The decision is expected later on Monday. Read More