Anders Behring Breivik Court Transcript 2012-06-21 Live Report
Today Engh and Holden will give their closing arguments to the court.
Engh makes a little speech, claims Breivik's victims were random and as such the entire nation has been traumatized. She mentions the four conditions required for someone to end up in prison 1) Perform a criminal act 2) There must be no necessity or self-defense 3) There must be subjective guilt 4) The subject must be sane.
Engh says she refuses to address condition #2, not like she has to as it's obviously a show trial. Instead she begins describing the events as hypothesized in the discredited first psychiatric report that reasons that Breivik suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. She doesn't stress mental illness, her main goal seems to be to discredit the Knights Templar organization.
She briefly describes the bombing of Oslo and the executions on Utoya, describing Breivik as a cold blooded monster. She tries to make sure that Breivik is credited for the two deaths by drowning and falling, thanks I guess.
She wants Breivik charged with two terrorist acts and financial liability.
13:22 Svein Holden takes over.
He starts out with some lengthy legal talk. He argues it's better to send a sane man to the madhouse than to send a mad man to prison. He also argues that if it can't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Breivik is sane, legal precedent holds that he should be declared insane.
Holden claims that Breivik initially wanted to be declared insane, an obvious lie as all that Breivik said was that it provided options. I have the suspicion that the main focus of the trial was to try to get Breivik to admit that the KT does not exist.
Judge Arne Lyng asks if they considered that Breivik maintains that the KT is an existing organization with sleeper cells in place to create fear among the population. Holden claims they have irrefutably disproved that Breivik is lying, which is of course not correct. They have no idea what Breivik did in London and they have no idea what Breivik did during the evenings in Liberia. According to Eastern European sources Breivik visited a training camp in Belarus, though this hasn't been picked up by the Western European media, making it unclear if someone made this up.
Holden maintains he's convinced that Breivik is delusional about the KT, but the true intent appears to be to convince the population at large that they have nothing to fear, while it's been reported that political correctness in Norway is at an all time high.
He concludes that he wants Anders Behring Breivik sentenced to compulsory psychiatric care pursuant to Penal Code § 39, or alternatively to the custody of a time frame of 21 years and a minimum of 10 years.
As Holden finishes his statement Commander Breivik gives the Knights Templar salute. There won't be an address by Breivik today because he's only allowed to comment on witnesses, not the prosecution.
15:01 The court is adjourned.