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.