Doctors overturn Breivik insane ruling

 

Thursday 05 January 2012 01:00 GMT
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Psychiatrists who are monitoring Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik say that he is not psychotic, contradicting an earlier diagnosis by experts.

A court filing by the public prosecutor said four experts at Ila Prison in Oslo had not observed any signs that Breivik was insane.

It was also revealed that he was not receiving any medication and the prison had not seen any need to move him to another facility. An earlier evaluation by two court-appointed psychiatrists described him as living in a "delusional universe" – a paranoid schizophrenic who had lost touch with reality.

Lawyers representing victims of last Juky's massacre, when Breivik left 77 people dead, demanded the Oslo District Court order a second evaluation. But prosecutor Svein Holden yesterday said he has no plans to do so, fearing Breivik could manipulate new experts.

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