After the deadliest attack that hit Norway on July 22, Judge Kim Heger has ordered eight weeks detention for Anders Behring Breijvik, an anti-Islamic zealot who has claimed responsibility for the attacks on July 25th.
The terms of custody will be extended for further investigations.
Breijvik has admitted to the bombing and shooting massacre that has killed over 76 people and has claimed to having two more groups of collaborators
Presiding Judge Kim Heger said,"The court further finds that the conditions for remand in custody are met according to the penal code section 171 number 2. As there is immediate risk that the accused would tamper with evidence in the case if he were now released. Statements made by the accused in his statement to the police and today's court hearing require further investigation, including a statement about two more cell organisations. And such investigations must be conducted without the accused having any influence on it."
Breivik planted a bomb outside Stoltenberg's Oslo office killing eight, then drove to the island of Utoeya and opened fire at a youth camp of the ruling Labor Party, leaving 68 dead.
He declared in a statement posted online shortly before the massacre that he was on a self-appointed mission to save Europe from what he saw as the threats of Islam, immigration and multi-culturalism.
Police are also investigating right wing extremism groups who speak out against the country’s immigration policies which are believed to be anti-Muslim in their rhetoric.
Presiding Judge Kim Heger