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Trial Underway for Norway Mass Murder Suspect

Trial Underway for Norway Mass Murder Suspect

The man who carried out gun and bomb attacks in Norway last year has pleaded not guilty at the start of his trial in Oslo. Anders Behring Breivik attacked a youth camp organised by the governing Labour party on the island of Utoeya, after setting off a car bomb in the capital, leaving 77 people dead. He told the court he “acknowledged” the acts committed, but said he did not accept criminal responsibility…

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Authorities have described him as a right-wing Christian extremist. A 1,500-page manifesto attributed to him and posted on the Internet is critical of Muslim immigration and European liberalism, including Norway’s Labour Party.

As the trial opened, he raised a clenched fist and said he did not recognize the authority of the court.

He called the trial political and objected to the judge’s friendship with a former justice minister.

“I do not recognize the Norwegian court. You’ve gotten your mandate from political parties that support multiculturalism,” he said.

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