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Norway attacks: suspect detention hearing to be held

07-25-2011 17:49 BJT

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Anders Be-hring Brei-vik, the 32-year-old suspected of being behind Friday's terror attacks in Norway, is scheduled to appear at a detention hearing on Monday.

According to his lawyer, Brei-vik has requested to appear in court dressed as a policeman. He's reported to have confessed to the attacks, but denies criminal responsibility. It's unclear how long Brei-vik will be allowed to talk in court. He's not required to enter a plea, as the hearing only determines custody ahead of trial.

Doctors will later make an assessment of Brei-vik's mental state, to see if he is fit to stand trial. Police meanwhile, are continuing to gather evidence for the prosecution case. The maximum penalty for terrorism under Norwegian law is 21 years.

Brei-vik has links to several far-right groups, as well as a history of posting right-wing and anti-Muslim views on the Internet.

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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