Breivik’s mother’s lawyer may sue to block book

Lawyers representing the dead mother of Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik are considering legal action to block the publication of a book about her relationship with her son Anders, the far-right terrorist behind 2011's Utøya massacre.

Breivik's mother's lawyer may sue to block book
Wenche Behring Breivik (right) with Anders Behring Breivik (left) at her daughter's wedding
"We're considering what to do right now," said Hans Marius Graasvold, who was appointed by Breivik shortly before her death in March.
"There are two alternatives, we can go to court and try to stop the book, and if we need to do that we need to do it within a week. Other than that, we'll just have to wait and see." 
The book, by veteran journalist Marit Christensen, draws on a series of secret interviews carried out with Wenche Behring Breivik in the months following her son's terrible attack.  It also draws on entries from her private diaries, which she passed over to the journalist. 
"Initially Ms Breivik had a very good relationship to Ms Christensen. She perceived her as being willing to write a book that carried Ms Breivik's voice," Graasvold told The Local.  "But after a while Ms Breivik realised that this wasn't the case and that Ms Christensen was about the write a book as a journalist, about how she herself saw things. 
"Breivik was very interested in letting the world see how she saw things, but when she realised that wasn't possible through a collaboration with Ms Christensen, she ended it." 
Graasvold refused to divulge whether Ms Breivik had left funds to pay for the legal action before her death.  He conceded that the death of his client raised legal issues. 
"The question of whether we can go to court representing a dead client is something for the court to decide". 

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Norway mosque shooter ‘has admitted the facts’: Police

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his step sister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last weekend, has admitted to the crimes though he has not officially entered a plea, police said on Friday.

Norway mosque shooter 'has admitted the facts': Police
Philip Manshaus appears in court on August 12. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB Scanpix / AFP
Philip Manshaus, 21, was remanded in custody Monday, suspected of murder and a “terrorist act” that police say he filmed himself committing.
Answering police questions on Friday, “the suspect admits the facts but has not taken a formal position as to the charges,” Oslo police official Pal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said in a statement.
Manshaus is suspected of murdering his 17-year-old step sister Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, before entering the Al-Noor mosque in an affluent Oslo suburb and opening fire before he was overpowered by a 65-year-old man.
Just three worshippers were in the mosque at the time, and there were no serious injuries.
Manshaus appeared in court this week with two black eyes and scrapes and bruises to his face, neck and hands.
Police have said he has “extreme right views” and “xenophobic positions” and that he had filmed the mosque attack with a camera mounted on a helmet. He had initially denied the accusations.
The incident came amid a rise in white supremacy attacks around the world, including the recent El Paso massacre in the United States.
Norway witnessed one of the worst-ever attacks by a rightwing extremist in July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik, who said he feared a “Muslim invasion”, killed 77 people in a truck bomb blast near government offices in Oslo and a shooting spree at a Labour Party youth camp on the island of Utøya.