In the latest testimony from Anders Behring Breivik who killed 77 people last summer, the Norwegian has explained how he shot dead youngsters he thought looked like “Marxists” while sparing others who looked “right-wing”.
Monday was the sixth day of his trial at the end of which the court must judge whether the 33 year-old anti-immigration extremist is sane or otherwise.
Listening to Breivik’s account was survivor Adrian Pracon: “I think it is rather unpleasant that this is all about appearance. That me being alive is such a mere coincidence, when others had to die. And all because of an evaluation made by him.”
Breivik has also apologised to innocent bystanders hurt or killed when his fertiliser bomb exploded in Oslo. He defended his actions calling it “a minor barbarity to prevent a larger one”.
Norwegians have reacted with contained horror to Breivik’s account of the day when he followed the bombing with a shooting rampage on Utoeya island.