OSLO  - Anders Behring Breivik, who wants to be found accountable for his massacre of 77 people in Norway last July, on Wednesday accused a team of psychiatric experts of making things up to prove him insane. Breivik is seeking to convince an Oslo court that he is sane so that his anti-Islam ideology will be taken seriously and not considered the ravings of a lunatic, even though it would mean a prison sentence rather than psychiatric care. The 33-year-old right-wing extremist has already said that being sentenced to closed psychiatric care would be “worse than death”.
A first psychiatric evaluation last year concluded that he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, but a second opinion found him of sound mind.
On Wednesday, he challenged the first examination, which he claims contains “more than 200 lies” in a diagnosis he has called “the ultimate humiliation.”
“These are ill-willed fabrications,” Breivik told the court Wednesday, referring to passages from the report.
He later added: “They may not be ill-willed, but they are in any case wrong.”
Psychiatrists Synne Soerheim and Torgeir Husby were appointed by the Oslo district court to carry out the first evaluation.
Their conclusion in November that Breiviok was psychotic cleared the way for him to be sent to a closed psychiatric ward for treatment instead of prison.