Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik – declared as insane
Terrorist responsible for 77 deaths
Anders Breivik is liable for the attack, occured on 22th July 2011 in Norway, which led to the death of 77 innocent people. Motivated by his far-right militant ideology he killed eight people with a car bomb in the centre of Oslo before driving to the island of Utoya where he shot 69 people, another 151 were severely injured among them mostly teenagers.
After having confessed to have carried out the attacks, he claims that his main motive was to make an example of eliminating multiculturalism in Norway. Justifying his action to be an act for the good of the Norwegian popoulation and preserving the „cleanliness“ of the Norwegian culture, he denies any criminal guilt. In addition, Breivik argues that the attacks were necessary for his campaign to defend Europe against a Muslim invasion.
No custodial sentence for Breivik despite a clear confession
The recently published article „Norway killer is declared insane“ written by Harry Haydon for the SUN reveals that docters have assessed the Norwegian mass killer to suffer from paranoid schizophrenia.
Having been examined by two psychiatrists Breivik is declared to be insane and therefore not accountable for his action – even though the Norwegian prosecution possesses a clear and comprehensive confession made by Breivik himself. Both psychatrists maintain that Anders Breivik must have already been in the state of insanity during the attacks. Accoringly, his action seems to be justified by him living in an unreal universe being guided by his delusions.
This certainly means that Breivik will not be affected from imprisonment for life. Instead he will probably have to face compulsory intensive mental health care which is apparently limited in time. Breivbik’s lawyer John Christian Elden said: “What will happen in the case, no matter what the conclusion, is that he (Breivik) will of course be incarcerated.“ Whereas prosecution and affected family members complain “How can someone who has planned this for such a long time… be considered insane?”.
The psychiatrits who examined Breiviks mental health composed a 243-page report that will be reviewed by a panel from the Norwegian Board of Forensic Medicine.
As far as that, the Breivik is due to stand trial on the 16th of April 2012. The hearing has already been scheduled to last at least 10 weeks.
Legal responsabilities intend to accomplish a standard trial for Breivik which means he will be questioned by the defense, prosecution and the judge neglecting his status of being declared certifiably insane.
Non Compos Mentis – an overall solution?
Having followed the media on that topic I am shocked again due to the fact that certifable insanity is applied in that particular case. I cannot understand how that declaration can be established even though Breivik confessed in a manner of total awareness. I believe that the existence of non compus mentis should be preserved for severely mentally sick people who are not able to make their own decisions. Breivik was living a normal life being able to prepare his cruel actions in advance. His plan seems to have been well elaborated and is this not a proof that he exactly knew what he was doing? A subtle plan and a clear confession explaning his action – a sign for insanity? I personally doubt…