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Norway experts say Breivik is sane

2012-01-04 22:19

Oslo - Three psychologists and a psychiatrist say confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is not psychotic, contradicting a court-appointed mental evaluation that declared him legally insane.

Norway's TV2 channel reported on Wednesday the experts believe Breivik is fit for prison and doesn't belong in psychiatric care. They were appointed by the prison after Breivik was declared insane to find out what possible care he may need in pretrial detention.

The conclusion contrasts with the November 29 finding that said Breivik was insane during the July 22 bomb-and-shooting rampage that killed 77 people.

Prosecutor Svein Holden told TV2 the new information will be sent to the Oslo District Court this week.

It is unclear how the court will react.

Comments
  • Swapie - 2012-01-04 22:44

    Of course he is sane. He is a damn killer and racist , thats all.

      emile.eley - 2012-01-05 07:17

      Right on! String him up I say.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-05 09:48

    The beauty of psychology is that there is no hard and fast standards and a persons status is fairly much what any group of professionals say it is. That he is dangerous and a radical is not in question, neither is the fact that he must be removed from society permanently for the safety of himself and those around him. Targeting civilians is never acceptable under any circumstances, but individuals, groups and political parties around the world continue to use civilians as pawns in their games anyway.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-01-05 11:34

      The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) , version IV being the latest.

  • Jaba - 2012-01-05 11:47

    not only is he sane, i fear that Norway's foreign policy have and will continue to create monsters like him. Norway's unwavering support to terrorist organisations like Hamas in the middle east is just more proof that the left have lost all sense - just like the far right. every action has a reaction and the open door policy to immigration will further inflame some of the countries' residence, turning some to monsters like Anders Behring Breivik

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