Norway terrorist detained, claims to have collaborators

The suspect admitted the facts of the case, but did "not plead guilty," judge Kim Heger said.


Afp/reuters July 25, 2011

OSLO: A judge ordered eight weeks detention on Monday for the Norwegian man who has admitted a bombing and shooting massacre that killed about 90 people and who claimed in court to have two more groups of collaborators.

Custody, in line with prosecutors' request, will allow them to investigate the case against Anders Behring Breivik, 32, an anti-Islamic terrorist who has previously claimed sole responsibility for Friday's attacks. The custody can be extended.

The suspect admitted the facts of the case, but did "not plead guilty," judge Kim Heger said after the closed-door hearing.

Judge Kim Heger said that Breivik would be locked up alone with no incoming letters, media nor visitors except for his lawyer. A trial could be a year away.

"The accused has made statements today that require further investigation, including that 'there are two more cells in our organisation," Heger told a news conference.

Breivik told the court that he acted to save Europe from Islam. He had previously said he had acted alone.

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COMMENTS (5)

Sanaullah | 10 years ago | Reply

We believe hat the Killer is not true representation of Christianity and similarly we expect that West must also believe the terrorists like Tabliban and Al-Qaeda are not true representation of Islam. Religions teaches tolerance...

RizwanTKhan | 10 years ago | Reply

Shall the world call him a "Christian terrorist" just like they call Muslims. A fair act.

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