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July 25, 2011

Latest (12:46pm ET)

Norway killer tells judge two more cells exist : Johan Ahlander and Aasa Christine Stoltz, Reuters


Police updates via BBC liveblog

    Investigation into Mr Breivik’s links to Poland still going on – Norwegian police. Nobody has been arrested in Poland with links to the Breivik case – Norwegian police. Police point out that Mr Breivik appeared to contradict himself, saying variously he had acted alone and had worked with two other “cells”. Police say today’s hearing was held in a closed court because they were “worried about giving out too much information”. “One of the reasons was that we thought that other people might be implicated.”

(9:39am ET)

Reuters Picture of Anders Behring Breivik arriving at court.

@ketilbstensrud said:

TRANSLATED QUOTES FROM ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK ON HIS MOTIVE, READ OUT BY JUDGE KIM HEGER (THIS INFORMATION HAS EMERGED IN POLICE INTERROGATION):

“The objective for the attacks was to hand people a powerful message. The accused wanted to cause the Labour party as much damage as possible, so that recruitment would be limited in the future.

“The operation was not about killing as many as possible, but to provide a significant signal that simply could not be misunderstood [because] as long as the Labour party maintains their ideological line of politics, whereby they deconstruct Norwegian culture and ‘mass-import’ Muslims, they must be held accountable for treason. One cannot allow one’s country to be colonised by Muslims.”