Norway Killer Complains He's Been Traumatized

Breivik interrupts in court to say he's suffered, just like his victims
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2012 4:54 PM CDT
Norway Killer Complains He's Been Traumatized
Anders Behring Breivik in court in May.   (AP Photo/Berit Roald, NTB Scanpix)

(Newser) – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik interrupted his trial today to complain about his own trauma in comparison to his victims. The judge demanded he stop several times, although he was eventually allowed to finish his address as gallery members exited in protest. After two trauma experts spoke about the troubles affecting families of survivors and victims, Breivik said, "Shame they neglect the trauma of gradually being robbed of one's ethnical culture, one's religion, and one's people without being able to stop it," reports Sky News.

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"This matter concerns the future of Norway and Europe," he said. "It's traumatizing to be labeled a right-wing extremist" and to be "demonized." Closing arguments begin tomorrow in the trial of Breivik, who has admitted that he killed 77 people in his 2010 rampage. The only issue is whether he will be judged insane and go to a prison or a hospital, notes AP. (Read more Anders Behring Breivik stories.)

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