Published on Friday, 24 August 2012 21:09 Written by Searchlight
Earlier today, Anders Breivik has been found sane and sentenced to 21 years in prison, with minimum term of 10 years, for killing 77 people in twin attacks in Oslo and Utoya. 445 days will be deducted for his time in custody.
According to the law, his sentence can be extended indefinitely if he is later still deemed to be a danger to society. Had he been found insane, he could have been confined to indefinite psychiatric care at a mental hospital.
The August issue of Searchlight features a series of articles on Breivik:
On Breivik Adam Carter introduces a variety of commentary on one of the worst examples of right-wing terrorism in postwar history
Was the Knights Templar a fantasy or a blueprint? Adam Carter looks at Breivik’s claims
Breivik, madness and the limits of liberal justice Tad Tietze reflects on the paradox of Breivik’s defence
Tad Tietze is a psychiatrist working in Sydney, Australia. He is co-editor (with Elizabeth Humphrys and Guy Rundle) of On Utøya: Anders Breivik, Right Terror, Racism and Europe. He blogs at http://left-flank.org.
Can we tolerate an insanity verdict? Fredrik Walløe examines Norway’s need for Breivik to be held responsible
Fredrik Walløe is a Norwegian freelance journalist and writer based in London. You can read more on blog.fredrikwalloe.com and follow him on Twitter (@fwalloe).
Where now for the Progress Party Anders Widfeldt considers the prospects for the party Breivik joined
Dr Anders Widfeldt is a lecturer in Politics at the University of Aberdeen.
Breivik: a perverted übermensch Markus Balázs Göransson tries to understand how the atrocities could take place
Markus Balázs Göransson is a conflict researcher who is currently studying for a PhD in international politics at Aberystwyth University.
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