Breivik described prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh as a “beautiful Nordic woman”, while her fellow prosecutor, Svein Holden, was a “young, beautiful, Nordic man”.
The remarks drew a reprimand from the judge, as Breivik is permitted to — and frequently does — comment on testimony from witnesses but is not entitled to discuss the prosecutors themselves.
The comments came following testimony from an expert witness on Breivik’s sanity — the key issue at stake in the trial.
The 33-year-old killed 69 people at a political youth camp on Utoeya island and another eight after bombing a government building in Oslo on July 22 last year.
He confessed to the killings but refuses to plead guilty, claiming that the shootings were “cruel but necessary” to stop the Norwegian Labor Party’s “multicultural experiment” and the “Muslim invasion” of Norway and Europe.
Breivik psychotic ruling withdrawn
A psychiatrist has withdrawn his earlier conclusion that he considers Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik to be psychotic. After observing Breivik, a psychiatrist said that the murderer can answer questions logically, flexibly and in a relaxed fashion. Two psychiatric teams have now examined Breivik and come up with different results. He, however, insists he is sane.