Norway

6:11am

Mon April 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Norwegian Admits Killing Dozens, But Defies Court

Anders Behring Breivik gestures as he arrives at the courtroom Monday in Oslo, Norway. The terrorism trial against the anti-Muslim fanatic who confessed to killing 77 people starts amid worries that he will use the proceedings to showcase his radical views.
Hakon Mosvold Larsen AP

Anders Behring Breivik, accused of killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting spree last year, flashed a Nazi-style salute on the first day of his trial in Oslo on Monday. He admitted to the massacre, but pleaded not guilty, saying he doesn't recognize the authority of the Norwegian court system.

NPR's Eric Westervelt reporting from the trial, says the self-proclaimed anti-Muslim militant told the court he had acted to "protect" Europe from being taken over by Muslims.

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2:00am

Mon April 16, 2012
NPR Story

Confessed Killer Of 77 Goes On Trial In Norway

Originally published on Mon April 16, 2012 5:00 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Now, the man who has confessed to carrying out Norway's worst peacetime atrocity goes on trial today. Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist, raised his fist in a Nazi-style salute after bailiffs removed his handcuffs in the courtroom. Breivik has told authorities he acted to protect Norway from Muslims. The rampage in Oslo and at a youth camp left 77 people dead and dozens injured. NPR's Eric Westervelt is in Oslo and reports that the central issue for judges will be Breivik's mental health.

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4:02am

Sun April 15, 2012
Europe

Norway 'Still Shattered' As Extremist Goes On Trial

Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to killing 77 people on July 22, 2011, will go to trial in Oslo, Norway, on Monday.
Lise Aserud AP

Norwegians will be confronted again this week with the terrible details and trauma of the worst peacetime attack in the country's history.

Police say last July 22, Anders Behring Breivik set off a car bomb in the center of Oslo near government offices. The blast killed eight people and spun residents and police into a state of chaotic alarm and confusion.

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11:11am

Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Doctors Declare Norway's Confessed Killer Sane; Trial To Begin Monday

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who confessed to killing 77 people last July, was not criminally insane when he bombed a government building and gunned unarmed people down at a youth conference, according to two psychiatrists appointed by a court in Norway.

The new development comes days before Behring Breivik's trial is set to begin, on April 16.

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