From Al-Jazeera English
Judge stops Anders Behring Breivik from addressing families of victims on first public appearance since July killings.
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 12:03
A gunmen who killed 77 people in attacks in Norway on July 22 has acknowledged carrying out the massacre but refused to plead guilty in his first public court appearance since the attacks.
Anders Behring Breivik, speaking on Monday at a court just two blocks from where he detonated a huge home-made bomb before shooting 69 people at the ruling political party’s youth summer camp, also rejected the court’s authority to hear his case.
“I am a military commander in the Norwegian resistance movement and Knights Templar Norway,” Breivik told the court. “Regarding the competence [of the court], I object to it because you received your mandate from organisations that support hate ideology [and] because it supports multiculturalism.”
“I acknowledge the acts but I do not plead guilty,” Breivik said.