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article imageVideo: Anders Behring Breivik stands trial in Norway

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By Anne Sewell
Apr 16, 2012 in Crime
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Oslo - A recent video takes us through part of the trial of Anders Behring Breivik on terror and murder charges in the tragic massacre which left 77 dead and 242 injured in Norway last year.
Digital Journal reported on April 10 that a doctor had said that the Norway shooter was competent to stand trial.
Breivik confessed to setting a bomb which killed eight in downtown Oslo and shooting 69 people at a youth camp outside the Norwegian capital. Breivik stated that the attacks were necessary in what he calls a civil war against Islam.
And now the killer is on trial and as he faces the relatives of those he killed, of whom 75 are seated in the courtroom in front of him, he says that his reactions will be the result of hours of training.
The Telegraph reports that on the day of the massacre, Breivik sent out a 1,500 page document in which he detailed the process of "self-indoctrination" that he has undergone to prepare himself for a future trial.
He has spent 40 minutes every day meditating and imagining taking the stand in court.
He wrote: "I simulate various future scenarios relating to resistance efforts, confrontations with police, future interrogation scenarios, future court appearances, future media interviews etc."
He considers himself to be a "Knight Justiciar" or modern incarnation of a member of the Knights Templar order and that the trial is the "phase of the propaganda" when the seeds of the anti-Islamic resistance are sown.
He further wrote: "A trial is an excellent opportunity and a well-suited arena the Justiciar Knight can use. The goal for the European resistance fighter is not to win the trial but to present his cause in the most favourable way in order to help generate a maximum amount of sympathisers."
In the video, while Breivik admits to the acts which were the bloodiest atrocity in Norway's post-war history, he pleads not guilty to criminal charges.
Anders Behring Breivik on trial on terror and murder charges.
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Anders Behring Breivik on trial on terror and murder charges.
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Breivik shows no emotion as the prosecutor reads out the horrific details of the victims' deaths. However, Breivik breaks down and cries as his propaganda video, created for YouTube is shown to the court.
When a screenshot of Breivik's World of Warcraft (WoW) character appeared on the screen, Breivik smiled.
During the case the prosecutor explained that Breivik was playing WoW "full-time" over the period between the summer of 2006 and the summer of 2007. He proceeded to describe it as a violent game.
The trial continues and the Telegraph is hosting a live transcript of the trial as it happens.
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