While there is a principle of preventive self-defense in Norwegian law, it doesn’t apply to Breivik’s case, said Jarl Borgvin Doerre, a legal expert, who has written a book about the concept.
“It is obvious that it has nothing to do with preventive self-defense,” Doerre told The Associated Press.
Mother-of-two Monica Bosei had lived on Utoya for 20 years Hanne Kristine Fridtun, 20, is from Stryn, more than six hours north of Oslo. At around 6pm on Friday she called a television station and said she was hiding with around 20 others.
Hanne Kristine Fridtun was known for helping the vulnerable in her community It is thought she tried to swim away from the island.
In a manifesto he published online before the attacks, Breivik wrote that “patriotic resistance fighters” should use trials “as a platform to further our cause.” Norway’s NRK television will broadcast parts of the trial, but it is not allowed to show Breivik’s testimony.
He had told investigators he is a resistance fighter in a far-right militant group modeled after the Knights Templar — a Western Christian order that fought during the crusades — but police have found no trace of the organization and say he acted alone.
At just 14 years old, Johannes Buo is thought to be the youngest victim Details of others, including Gunnar Linaker, 23, who was described by his family as a “big bear” and young politician Tore Eikeland, 21, have now been reported.
Eight were killed in a bombing in Oslo’s government district and 69 in a shooting massacre at the left-leaning Labor Party’s youth camp on Utoya island outside the capital.
“I admit to the acts, but not criminal guilt,” he told the court, and said he had acted in self-defense.
Linaker’s father was talking to his son on the phone when the gunman launched his attack and said: “The last thing I heard was: ‘Dad, dad there is a shooting, I have to go.” Gunnar Linaker, 23, was on the phone to his father during the island attack While Eikeland was the leader of the Labour youth movement in the county of Hordaland in western Norway.
The mayor of his home town described him as “very talented and one of the most solid youths I have ever met”.