today are there procedures in terrorrettssaken against Philip Manshaus. Because of smitteverntiltak against coronaviruset have only the most central players had to be physically present in the courtroom. Testimonies have been mainly prepared in an adjacent room via video. The press, researchers and relatives have been able to follow the proceedings via video conference.
Parts of the bevisførselen have been conducted in the closed right. First, yesterday was the press and researchers the opportunity to follow this part of the trial with referatforbud. Then had key witnesses, first and foremost from his family, already explained himself - without that the public had no opportunity to follow the testimonials.do you Think often that you could have been killed 22. July? Comment
Closing in Manshaus case is an example of a larger problem. Corona-the measures in the Norwegian judicial system puts the rule of law in danger.
the Public has not had the opportunity to follow either this or any other matters which in these times goes for the Norwegian courts. This is a basic violation of the right in the Constitution's section 100, that all should be able to "follow the proceedings in court proceedings". The access to the implementation of the fjernmøter is prescribed in a regulation which is contrary to our most basic principles, something both the Norwegian association of Norwegian editors and Dommerforeningen have criticized. That the press has the opportunity to follow a videolenke, is a small compensation for this. Each time stream has broken down, it is nevertheless a violation of the law.
The three psychiatric experts as explained himself yesterday, was very clear and not in doubt: They believe Philip Manshaus is sane, that he is not or was psychotic and that he'd rather not have some personality disorder. This is very unusual.Extremism is not faceless even Leader
the Murder of his sister and the attack on the mosque is purely ideologically motivated after the perpetrator has been radicalised, believes psychiatrists. First, today we know about his defense Unni Fries, nevertheless, will ask the court to consider the Manshaus as insane. As she pointed out in her questioning: Many of the trends may also indicate it.
This will not the public the opportunity to ettergå. Important parts of the testimonies of the key witnesses have gone behind closed doors. In its own ruling writing the district Court that these are important for understanding the defendant's development. The ability to understand the totality of a complex and horrid attacks, depending on full transparency.
We understand the desire to keep personal relationships with innocent third parties away from the public. But it is precisely when the crisis strikes, that rettsstatens principles must be kept the highest.What is it with Norway? Comment
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