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VIDEO: Breivik weeps in Oslo court

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The Court hearing concerning Anders Breivik has begun today, April 16 in the District Court of Oslo. The accused was brought before the Court, where he, similarly to the last preliminary hearing in February, greeted everyone by raising his right arm in an ambiguous gesture.

The first hearing will have the presentation of all people involved; official charges will also be read. Furthermore, defense and prosecution will both present their statements to the court, ITAR-TASS reports.

Before the hearing of the resonance case, additional security measures were taken in the Norwegian capital. Streets, leading to the Court building, are fully or partially closed down for traffic. It is known that Breivik will be transported to the court from the Ila prison using different routes, to avoid any potential attack on the convoy.

According to the plan, which was approved earlier, the whole process will take around three months. During the first five days the accused will explain his reasons and motives, which made him commit a double terrorist act in Oslo and on Utoya Island. He will begin giving his statement on April 17. The process will partially be broadcasted on television, however, the Court forbid broadcasting Breivik’s speech.

It is expected that the process will end in June 22, and the verdict will be voiced until the anniversary to the tragic events in July 22. Breivik does not intend to regret anything and does not intend to not only justify his actions, but also note that he regrets he did not go further.

Anders Breivik is being accused of terrorism and the premeditated murder of 77 people on July 22, 2011 in the Oslo government quarter and the Norwegian Labor Party youth camp on Utoya Island. The hearing will be recorded by around 800 journalists, representing almost 200 television channels, radio stations and print media from around the world.

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