Norwegian mass murderer talks "Serb extremist"
Anders Breivik, who is on trial for the murder of 77 persons in Norway, has said in court that he met with a Serb extremist but refused to reveal his name.Source: B92
On the third day of the trial in Oslo, Breivik answered questions about alleged contacts with rightists around the world and about a group called “Nights Templar”.
“I was in Liberia at a meeting with a militant extremist, a Serb. I will not reveal his name. I do not want others to be arrested,” Breivik said. Media speculate that the man could in fact be Milorad Ulemek aka Legija.
However, the Norwegian authorities and numerous analysts still doubt that the group exists, while the prosecutor repeated several times that he did not believe that Knights Templar existed in any form that Brevik claims. The defendant responded, however, that the police “have not done a very good job in the investigation of the group”.
Breivik, who says he is a “militant Christian”, said in the courtroom that the police also did not believe that he had ever met with the Serb nationalist.
“They think that the man does not exist. So let’s skip all this and get to the conclusion. The police do not believe that I met with anyone from Serbia. I know you doubt everything, so let’s not waste time,” said Breivik, who was less calm and much readier to confront the prosecutors, unlike in the last two days.
The Norwegian media reported in the beginning of the year that Breivik had a meeting with Ulemek, whose name is mentioned in Breivik’s manifesto.
Ulemek’s lawyer Aleksandar Zorić in an interview for Norwegian NRK TV on Tuesday denied that his client knew Breivik.
“When Ulemek first heard about the claims he only laughed. He has never heard of Knights Templar,” Zorić told NRK TV, which reported that Ulemek was not in Liberia when Breivik was there.
Breivik refused to answer many questions about his travels and only gave vague answers to some questions which confirms claims that some parts of his statement are only fiction.
However, the prosecutor said that stamps in his passport showed that he had in fact been to Liberia, even though one of the psychiatrists believed that the trip was a “fantasy”.
Breivik today protested when the prosecutors pointed to many contradictions. He said in his manifesto and told the police that the Serb nationalist had been present at a meeting in London but today said that he had not been there and that he had only seen him in Liberia.
On the first day of “trial of the century” Breivik admitted that he had activated a bomb in front of the Norwegian government headquarters in Oslo which killed eight people and that he had then killed 69 people, mainly teenagers, in Norwegian Labor Party's AUF youth camp at the Utoya Island.
However, he said that he was not guilty because he had acted “in self-defense” while protecting Norway from Muslims and added that he did not recognize the Norwegian court.
On the second day he read a shocking document about his crimes that he had previously prepared and said that “would do everything all over again”.
If the court determines that Breivik is sane, he could be sentenced to 21 years in prison. His sentence could be extended and he could stay behind bars for the rest of his life. If the court declares Breivik insane he will probably spend the rest of his life in a psychiatric institution.