Stavanger, Norway (AP) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will appear in court on Tuesday.
Far-right terrorists have shown no remorse since killing 77 people in a bomb and gun massacre in 2011, and families of victims and survivors show off his extreme views during his hearing. I’m afraid to do it.
Randy Rosenqvist, a psychiatrist who has been following Breivik since his imprisonment in 2012, said, “There has been no significant change in Breivik’s function since the criminal trial boasting about the scale of the slaughter and humans in 2016. I can say. ” A human rights proceeding when he raised his hand in a Nazi salute.
“As a rule, those seeking parole need to show remorse and understand why they can’t repeat such actions,” she said.
She submits evidence at his hearing and submits a psychiatric report. This is usually important when proving that a criminal is no longer dangerous.
“It’s unlikely that it will happen,” said Berit Johnson, a research professor at the University College of Norwegian Correctional Service. “I think it’s very clear that if he is released, he is still at high risk of committing a new crime.”
The hearing is scheduled for the last three days, but the verdict will not be announced for several weeks.
After months of careful preparation, Brevik fired a car bomb outside Oslo’s government headquarters, killing eight people and injuring dozens on July 22, 2011. Then he drove to Utoya, where he fired at the annual summer camp of the Youth Division of the Left Labor Party. Before Brevik surrendered to police, 69 people were killed there, most of them teenagers.
In 2012, Brevik was sentenced to up to 21 years in prison, including a provision that is rarely used in the Norwegian judicial system and could be detained indefinitely if considered a danger to society. .. It is this clause that means he can request a parole hearing in 10 years. And while this probably means a lifelong decision, it also opens up the possibility that Brevik could request an annual parole hearing to broadcast his views, says Johnson.
“According to Norwegian law, he can now go before the judge,” said Øystein Storrvik, Braevik’s defense counsel. “He emphasizes that right, and his motive for doing so is hard for me to have an opinion.”
Storrvik confirmed that Breivik called on the Swedish neo-Nazi PerOberg to speak in his defense. He did not otherwise outline the rationale for the Brevik case, but made it clear that no one should expect a grudge.
“By law, you have no obligation to repent,” Storrvik said. “Therefore, it’s not a legal point. Absolutely the legal question is whether he is dangerous.”
Lisbeth Kristine Røyneland, who heads the Family and Survivor Support Group, fears inspiring like-minded ideologies by giving Breivik a platform. “I think he’s doing this as a way to get attention. The only thing I’m afraid of is if he has the opportunity to speak freely and convey his extreme views to like-minded people. Please, “she said.
Inspired by a terrorist attack in New Zealand in 2019, she pointed out the case of Norwegian archer Philip Manshaus, who murdered his sister-in-law and attempted to attack a mosque.
Brevik has a magnificent form of trying to drive his radical goals. During his 2012 trial, he entered court every day, flashing the salute of his closed fist and telling his sad parents that he wanted to kill more. He was about to start the Fascist Party in prison and contacted right-wing militants in Europe and the United States by mail. Prison officials confiscated many of these letters for fear that Brevik would urge others to carry out violent attacks.
In 2016, he sued the government, stating that isolation from other prisoners, frequent strip search, and the fact that he was handcuffed early in imprisonment violated his human rights. He gave a Nazi salute to journalists during his first winning case, which was overturned by the High Court in 2017.
In addition to providing the pulpit to the murderer, the incident could reopen the psychological wounds on the victim’s family and survivors, says Røyneland.
“Personally, I think it’s ridiculous for him to have this possibility. I think he’s ridiculous, but it’s for the survivors and parents that he pays such attention. It’s difficult and you need to remember that some people can get hurt again. “
At the time of the attack, Brevik claimed to be the commander of a secret Christian military order plotting an anti-Islamic revolution in Europe. Investigators found no trace of the group. In 2016, he described himself as a traditional neo-Nazi and stated that his previous image of the Crusaders was just a show.
Brevik has three cells in the safe wing of Skene’s Gland. The cell is equipped with a video game console, TV, DVD player, electronic typewriter, newspaper and exercise machine. He also has daily access to a larger playground. Rosenqvist said his condition was “excellent” and he was given the opportunity to pass high school exams and is currently studying at college level.
A court convicted him in 2012 rejected the prosecution’s view that he was mentally ill and found him criminally sane. Brevik did not appeal his decision.