Oslo, July 26 (ANI): An Oslo court has extended the detention of the Norwegian terrorist, who killed over 90 people in two recent attacks, for an additional eight weeks.
Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian, was identified as the suspect of both the bomb blast in front of the Norwegian prime minister's office and the shooting incident in nearby Utoeya island.
The ruling said that Breivik would be held in custody until otherwise decided by the persecution of the court, but his custody should not go beyond Sept. 26, 2011, Xinhua reports.
Further investigation will be carried out during the extended period. And "such investigation must be conducted without the accused having the opportunity to influence or disturb it," the ruling added.
The judge said the accused had acknowledged the actual deeds of committing both of the attacks, but he had not pleaded guilty, reasoning that he needed to carry out these acts in order to save Norway and western Europe.
Motive of the attacks was cited by the judge as "to give sharp signal to people."
"The accused intended to induce the greatest possible loss to the Labor Party so it in the future will limit recruitment," the judge said.
If convicted, Breivik is facing a maximum of 21 years sentence under the Norwegian law. (ANI)
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