He’s behind a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people, he admits to the acts, but pleads not guilty to criminal charges. Anders Breivik showed no emotion as the prosecutor read out the horrific details of his victims’ deaths in Norway.
The trial opened on Monday in Norway’s capital Oslo. Dressed in a suit and wearing a gold-colored tie, Breivik made the clenched-fist salute after he entered the courtroom and his handcuffs were taken off.
When prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh read his indictment on terror and premeditated murder charges, with descriptions of how each victim died, Breivik was asked whether he acknowledges the charges.
”I admit to the acts, but not criminal guilt,” he told the court, and said he had acted in self-defense.
Throughout the reading he remained stone-faced and motionless, showing no compassion. However, when his propaganda video created for YouTube was shown in court, he broke down crying, emotions finally taking over.