Sunday 23 July 2017

Breivik ordered to stay in pre-trial detention

THE Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was yesterday ordered to remain in pre-trial detention for eight weeks. During the closed-court hearing, Breivik was cut off from making statements irrelevant to the case, a judge said.

The 32-year-old right-wing extremist has confessed to setting a bomb in Oslo and killing 77 people on July 22 at a youth camp.

The Oslo District Court approved a police request to keep Breivik in custody on terror charges for another eight weeks -- four of them in solitary confinement -- as they prepared a formal indictment.

Judge Anne Margrethe Lund said she stopped Breivik "on a few occasions" when he tried to make statements during the court hearing, his third since being arrested.

Irish Independent

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