Accused lone wolf terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who allegedly carried out a deadly massacre in his native Norway last July, pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance Monday, claiming the 77 people who died in the attacks were killed in self-defense.
"I acknowledge the acts but I do not plead guilty and I claim that I was doing it in self-defense," the 33-year-old extremist told the court.
"I do not recognize the Norwegian courts. You have received your mandate from political parties which support multiculturalism. I do not acknowledge the authority of the court," he added. more >>
The Norway man who went on a rampage killing 77 people in July was declared "insane" and could be admitted to a psychiatric institution rather than face jail time.
Prosecutor Sven Holden said the report asserts that Anders Breivik is "insane" and "delusional"
"The conclusion is ... is that he is insane...He lives in his own delusional universe and his thoughts and acts are governed by this universe,” said Holden in a press conference. more >>
Norwegian District Court Judge Torkjel Nesheim has said that there is no reason to believe that lone-wolf terrorist Anders Behring Breivik is legally insane.
Breivik made his first public court appearance today since his arrest for the July massacres he carried out in Norway's capital of Oslo and on the small island of Utoya.
At his hearing on Monday, Breivik told the court, “I am a military commander in the Norwegian resistance movement and the Knights Templar Norway.” more >>
Norway’s lone-wolf terrorist Anders Behring Breivik made his first public court appearance in an Oslo court on Monday.
The court hearing was to determine if Breivik should remain in custody until his official trial on terror charges begins in early 2012. Prosecutors asked the court to keep Breivik in custody for 12 more weeks.
The court agreed to requests to keep Breivik in custody, as expected. more >>
Almost a month following the fatal car bomb and gun attacks that killed 77 in Norway, Anders Behring Breivik went back to the scene of the crime to recount his actions during his July 22 “lone-wolf” massacre that stunned the world.
69 of Breivik’s 77 victims, most of them mere teenagers, died on Utoya and police took Breivik back to the island on Saturday in an attempt to recount his actions and establish a fuller picture of how the massacre went down. Breivik wore a red t-shirt, jeans, as well as a bulletproof vest to protect him from possible retaliation attacks. He was also wearing a police leash as he reconstructed his actions.
Pictures and videos have surfaced all over the web showing Breivik lifting his arms in a shooting gesture. more >>
Almost two weeks after the gruesome attacks that killed 77 people in the “lone wolf” terror attacks that shocked the world, a story has surfaced about a lesbian couple who saved the lives of 40 teenagers on the small island of Utoya.
On Friday July 22, 2011 Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen were having dinner on Utoya Island when they heard gun shots and screams that prompted them to jump into their small boat and cross the lake to see what was going on.
In response to the massacre, the two women grabbed as many teenagers as they could out of the water, pulled them into their small boat, and brought them to safety on the other side of the lake. more >>