Breivik 'shows no remorse' on return to island

Eerie photographs of Anders Breivik's return to Utoya Island emerged yesterday as he showed investigators exactly how he carried out his massacre.

Restrained like a dog on a police leash, the self-confessed mass killer wandered around the Norwegian island where he shot dead 69 Labour Party youth members.

Police said the 32-year-old far-right gunman was driven to the scene of his crime on Utoya Island, northwest of Oslo, on Sunday and spent eight hours reconstructing the shooting carried out hours after he killed eight others in a bomb attack in the capital.

"The suspect wasn't emotionally unaffected by being back on Utoya, but he did not show any remorse" is how Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby, the prosecutor handling the case, described Breivik's demeanour. Breivik was said to have taken the same ferry to the island that he used on the day of the massacre.

Photographs of Breivik's return showed the killer wearing a bullet-proof vest and tied to a leash held by an officer restraining him. He is shown standing and pretending to aim a rifle towards the fjord waters surrounding Utoya where he shot and killed several of his panic-stricken victims as they tried to swim away.

Hjort Kraby said Breivik walked along the same route that he took and was encouraged to explain exactly what happened with minimum interruption.

"He has been questioned for about 50 hours on this and he has always been calm, detailed and collaborative. This was also the case on Utoya," Hjort Kraby said.

Police said Breivik was filmed as he described the events. The material is expected to be used as evidence at his trial next year.

Geir Lippestad, Breivik's lawyer, said yesterday his client had been able to recall in detail each shot he fired and every person he killed on July 23 with the assortment of high-powered rifles and automatic weapons he had taken to the island.

Surgeons who operated on many of Breivik's wounded victims said he had clearly wanted to kill and had aimed to hit the upper parts of their bodies.

Breivik's car-bomb attack on the centre of Oslo and his subsequent massacre on Utoya Island killed 77 people. Sixty-nine of his victims were youth members of Norway's ruling Labour Party, which Breivik said he wanted to punish for embracing multiculturalism.

He told police during questioning that he believed the killing was necessary to save Norway and Europe from "Muslim domination".

Police confirmed yesterday that Breivik had called them several times during the attacks in what appeared to be an attempt to give himself up.

Lippestad has said his client is probably insane. But police psychiatrists have said Breivik appeared to be fully in control and aware of his actions during both attacks and that the courts would be unlikely to accept a plea of insanity.

If convicted, Breivik would face a maximum 21-year jail sentence. However, under Norwegian law, he could remain in custody indefinitely after serving his sentence, if still considered a danger to the public.


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