Norway Bombing Suspect Anders Behring Breivik Appearing in Court
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Anders Behring Breivik, the man accused of the twin attacks in Norway Friday that killed 93 people, makes his first court appearance today. In a closed-door arraignment, he is expected to explain what motivated him to massacre so many of his fellow countrymen, according to his lawyer.
Oslo District Court Judge Kim Heger decided on a closed-door detention hearing on a request from police, according to a statement reported by the Associated Press, denying Breivik the public platform he’d hoped for.
Breivik’s attorney, Geir Lippestad, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that his client had requested to appear at his arraignment in uniform but didn’t know what kind of uniform, the Associated Press reported.
Breivik, 32, has confessed that he was behind the bombing of a government building in downtown Oslo and the shooting spree at a youth camp on the island of Utoya. Breivik said that he acted alone, and that he wanted to attack Norwegian society in order to change it, according to Acting National Police Chief Sveinung Sponheim. Breivik has told his lawyer that he wanted to transform the Western world, according to reports.