Anders Behring Breivik faces his sentence today.Anders Brevik receives a sentence of killing 77 people in Norway Thirteen months since he committed the offense.
Breivik admitted killing 77 people in the attacks that traumatised Norway and shocked the world, claiming eight victims in an Oslo blast and taking 69 more lives, mostly teenagers’, in a shooting frenzy at an island summer camp.
The 33-year-old loner — who sees himself as a Nordic warrior against Europe’s “Muslim invasion” and against all those who promote multi-culturalism — is widely expected to be locked away for the rest of his life.
Breivik is ready to appeal in case court rules that he committed the mass killing offense due to a mental illness. Breivik, who laid out his hateful world view in a rambling 1,500-page online manifesto, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and declared criminally insane.He insists that he is not insane.
The issue of Breivik’s sanity, on which mental health experts have given conflicting opinions, will be central to the court’s ruling.
Breivik, who boasts of being an ultranationalist who killed his victims to fight multiculturalism in Norway, wants to be ruled sane and says he acted out of “necessity.”
On 22 July 2011, Breivik bombed the government buildings in Oslo, which resulted in eight deaths. He then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers’ Youth League (AUF) of the Labour Party on the island of Utøya where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers.
Two pairs of court-appointed psychiatrists have examined Breivik prior to his 2012 trial. In the first report Breivik was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. A second evaluation was commissioned following widespread criticism of the first report.
One week before the start of his trial the second psychiatric evaluation was published with the conclusion that Breivik was not psychotic during the attacks and he was not psychotic during their evaluation rather he is an extreme narcissist.
The trial of Anders Behring Breivik began on 16 April 2012 and closing arguments were held June 22.