Anders Behring Breivik, appeared first time for public hearing in Oslo on Monday. On July 23, 2011 he had killed 77 people in a rampage on the island of Utoya. He had killed them by targeting young members of the incumbent Labor Party, who were there for a summer camp.
It was the first time when the victims and families of those killed in the shoting spress at a youth camp on Utoya Island were permitted in the courtroom with Mr. Breivik.
At one point Mr. Breivik asked permission to address survivors, but the judge refused. The judge turned down a request by defense lawyers to move Mr. Breivik from solitary confinement. Mr. Breivik has been held in isolation since his arrest, without access to media, mail or visitors. The judge said the media ban should be lifted Dec. 12 and the other restrictions on Jan. 9 The court extended his custody 12 more weeks until Feb. 6.
At the end of the hearing, the 32-year-old Norwegian asked Judge Torkjel Nesheim if he could address survivors and victims’ relatives but was turned down.
Report by Dushyant Tiwari