Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Police accuse Breivik study of crimes against humanity

Norwegian police aims to use a new provision of the penal code which punishes crimes against humanity to accuse Anders Breivik Behring, who has acknowledged being the author of the twin bombings that caused 76 deaths in Oslo and Utoya Island on Friday . Introduced in the Norwegian criminal code in 2008, this provision refers to "crimes against humanity" provides for a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

As stated by the newspaper 'Aftensposten "prosecutor Christian Hatlen, the use of this section, 102 of the penal code, is only a possibility. The police has resorted to charge the first two lines of paragraph 147 of the penal code cited to accuse Breivik, for the first time in U.S. history, crimes of terrorism, an offense included in the reform of the penal code after the September 11 attacks , which provides a maximum penalty of 21 years in prison.

According to the criminal offense, the author confessed to the killing would be accused of serious destabilization of essential functions of society and to spread terror among the population. Judge Kim Heger, has been charged with two counts of terrorism and ordered investigate alleged Breivick recognized collaborators who helped him.

In his statement to the judge, Breivik said that his intention was to kill as many people as possible, but to "send a strong signal to the performance of the Labour Party, which has allowed Norway is under threat from colonization of the Muslim ". He also assured the judge that "on Friday paid the price to be paid" and are willing to spend life in prison.

Breivik Although intended to save Europe from the influence of Islam, many of his inspirations were American. Most were Islamophobic thinkers, but also influenced him, Unabomber, who copied many segments of their manifesto. The court has ordered eight weeks of detention for this antimulticulturalista declared and total isolation for another four.

The 'softness' of the Norwegian penal code to punish the biggest attack that has been in Norway since the Second World War has been a controversial issue these days.

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