Oslo, Apr 15 (ANI): As Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is set to face trial for killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, has called a bizarre array of expert witnesses and threatens to use his trial to spread his poisonous ideas, some families in the country fear it could become a 'circus'.
We are worried that it will be a circus, said Bjarte Bjorkavag, a civil engineer who lost his 20-year-old son in the shooting rampage on July 22, 2011.
There is no need to know why he did it. We know that already - madness. What we do want to get out of this trial is justice, The Telegraph quoted Bjorkavag, as saying.
We have no feeling towards that person. He is a man who destroyed so many lives, as well as his own, Bjorkavag added without mentioning Breivik by name.
According to the paper, for the Bjorkavag family, and dozens of other families across Norway who lost sons and daughters, the quest for justice in the weeks ahead is likely to open as many wounds as it heals.
Instead of just laying bare Breivik's crimes, the trial appears to give the self-styled 'Knight Templar' the opportunity he craves to justify his atrocities as necessary to save Europe from Islam.
According to the report, there was speculation that some of the British writers and Far-Right figures who Breivik claimed inspiration from would be called to the trial, but so far that has not happened, probably because the court cannot compel them to attend.
The trial will be the biggest in Norwegian legal history, costing an estimated 97 million krone. (ANI)