Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Anders Behring Breivik Judge REMOVED for Making a Comment online for Breivik Deserved the Death Penalty

Lawyers on all sides in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik have called for a judge to be removed following revelations he called for the death penalty for the far-right activist who killed 77 people last year.

Proceedings have been delayed since the court in Oslo was adjourned shortly after 8am UK time for a crisis meeting.

At the opening of the second trial day, Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen said lawyers requested that Thomas Indrebo should not continue to sit on the five-judge panel after he admitted posting the comment on Facebook the day after the massacre.

Norway does not have the death penalty.

Breivik is being tried by a panel of two professional judges and three lay judges. The system is designed to let ordinary citizens have a role in the Norwegian justice system. Read More

UPDATE: Lay Judge Thomas Indrebo has Been Removed from the Judging Panel