On his arrival at court, Breivik welcomed the audience with a raised fist, a gesture extremist.
Speaking at the start of the trial, He said that he did not “acknowledge the authority of the court.” “I do not recognize the Norwegian courts. Moreover, the accused appeared before the judge as a writer, saying he wrote a book in prison.
On 22 July 2011, organized by M.Breivik explosion in central Oslo, close to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the country, killed eight people. Hours later, the terrorist opened fire on participants of a youth camp on the Labour Party Utoeya Island, 30 km from the Norwegian capital, killing 69 people.
When asked if he will plead guilty, Andres Breivik said: “I acknowledge the acts but I do not plead guilty, I claim that I was doing it in self defence.”
Anders Breivik’s trial is scheduled for completion July 22, the first anniversary of the tragedy.
If convicted Breivik would face a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison, though sentences can be extended if a criminal is considered a menace to society.