Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Norway massacre accused Breivik denied open court hearing

Anders Breivik

The first court appearance of the man who carried out the Norwegian gun massacre will be held behind closed doors today.

A spokesman for the Oslo court said that a judge made the decision over Anders Behring Breivik, 32, on a request from police.

After Judge Kim Heger made the decision the court issued a statement.

"Based on information in the case the court finds that today's detention hearing should be held behind closed doors," it said.

"It is clear that there is concrete information that a public hearing with the suspect present could quickly lead to an extraordinary and very difficult situation in terms of the investigation and security."

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