Anders Breivik, the man who admitted killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting spree in Norway last year, has appeared before the cameras for the first time since the murders as he attended his final detention hearing before his trial begins in April.
He called on the Oslo court to award him a medal for the attacks and he added “I acknowledge the acts but I plead not guilty.”
Many of the survivors were in the packed courtroom:
“He was very arrogant and that was hard for me because judging by the way he looked when he came in, I don’t think he regrets what he has done,” said one.
Another said: “ At first it was a shock because he was smiling and posing and he was really enjoying the media attention he got. I just really felt it.”
The right-wing extremist admitted detonating a fertilizer bomb that killed eight people in Oslo last July before gunning down 69 young activists of the governing Labour Party, who were attending a summer camp on a nearby island.