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Norway killer calls attack "sophisticated and spectacular"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 02:16

April 17 - Judges decide not to televise Anders Breivik's testimony in which he boasted he carried out the most ''sophisticated and spectacular'' attack in Europe since World War II. Deborah Gembara reports.

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On his second day in court --- Anders Breivik --- the gunman who killed 77 people in Norway last year ----took the stand and bragged that he carried out the most sophisticated and spectacular political attack in Europe since World War II. Breivik said he was furious Norweigians were becoming a minority in their country. He also expressed no remorse -- telling the court he would do it again. Judges presiding over the case decided not to televise his comments -- fearing it would give him a platform to violent extremists. Outside the courtroom, a victim's mother Randi Johansen Perreau says she agreed with the judges' decision. SOUNDBITE: MOTHER OF UTOEYA VICTIM, RANDI JOHANSEN PERREAU, SAYING: "It is not so important what he feels. It's not what it is about. It is about what he has done and I hope this court will be able to punish him in a way that we can continue as, for me personally, that I can continue my life and that we can have ordinary life back, if we can. That is difficult." Mette Yvonne Larson represents some of the victims. COORDINATING LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE VICTIMS' LAWYER, METTE YVONNE LARSON, SAYING: "He puts himself in the middle. He has this special kind of personality that he says things and he focuses on himself. I don't think he thinks much or feels anything about the others. So I am not sure, I think he was a bit nervous but he insisted, when the judge said please finish and he insist, then that is his kind of personality. It is interesting." Eivind Thoresen survived Breivik's initial attack on an Oslo government building. SOUNDBITE) (English) SURVIVOR OF THE OSLO GOVERNMENT BUILDING BOMB ATTACK, EIVIND THORESEN, SAYING: "It has been a tough day, of course. But it is really hard to explain because I feel like emptiness inside me and it is really hard to describe the feeling and I'm kind of surprised about my own feelings, so I just feel emptiness." Breivik's trial is expected to last 10 weeks. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Norway killer calls attack "sophisticated and spectacular"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 02:16