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Experts decide on the sanity of Anders Breivik

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Experts decide on the sanity of Anders Breivik


Psychiatrists in Norway are to submit a report today on whether the gunman Anders Breivik was sane when he killed 77 people last July.

If the experts decide he was in control of his actions, the right-wing extremist risks a long prison term. If not, he will be sentenced to psychiatric care.

Breivik has already confessed to killing dozens of mainly teenagers on Utoya island during a 90 minute shooting spree. He had earlier set off a car bomb in central Oslo which killed eight people.

Although he acknowledges the facts, he has refused to plead guilty insisting his actions were “atrocious but necessary” claiming he was on a crusade against multiculturalism.

Breivik’s trial is due to open April next year.

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