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OSLO, Norway (AP) — The man who has confessed to carrying out a

bombing and shooting spree that left 93 people dead in Norway will

be held in complete isolation for four weeks after a hearing in

which he said his terror network had two other cells.

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Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty to one of the deadliest

modern mass killings in peacetime, saying he wanted to save Europe

and send a strong signal, not to kill as many as possible, Judge

Kim Heger said after a closed court hearing.

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Breivik could tamper with evidence if released, and will be held

for at least another month after the court-ordered solitary

confinement, the judge said.

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Breivik made clear in an Internet manifesto that he planned to turn

his court appearance into theater, preparing a speech for his

appearance in court even before launching the attacks, then

requesting requested an open hearing in which he would wear a

uniform.

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The suspect staged the bombing and youth camp rampage as

“marketing” for his manifesto calling for a revolution that would

rid Europe of Muslims, he said.

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Reporters and locals thronged the courthouse on Monday ahead of the

hearing for their first glimpse of Breivik since the assault. When

one car drove through the crowd, people hit its windows and one

person shouted an expletive, believing Breivik was

inside.

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The hearing ended after about 35 minutes.

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Peaceful, liberal Norway has been stunned by the bombing in

downtown Oslo and the shooting massacre at a youth camp outside the

capital, which the suspect said were intended to start a revolution

to inspire Norwegians to retake their country from Muslims and

other immigrants. He blames liberals for championing

multiculturalism over Norway’s “indigenous” culture.

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“It is clear that there is concrete information that a public

hearing with the suspect present could quickly lead to an

extraordinary and very difficult situation in terms of the

investigation and security,” Heger said.

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The court acknowledged that there was a need for transparency in

the case and that it normally would consider arguments from the

press when making decisions to close hearings but said that wasn’t

possible “for practical reasons.”

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It’s unusual that the hearing was closed even before it began.

Normally, a judge would make such a decision in open

court.

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Typically, the accused is brought to court every four weeks while

prosecutors prepare their case, so a judge can approve his

continued detention. In cases of serious crimes or where the

defendant has admitted to the charges, longer periods of detention

are not unusual.

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Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg led the mourning nation in a minute

of silence on Monday, standing on the steps of an Oslo university

next to a flame. The king and queen stood by as well, and

neighboring countries Denmark and Sweden also joined in the

remembrance.

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Signs of normality began to return to Oslo on Monday. A wide police

cordon around the bomb site was lifted on the first workday since

the attacks, leaving just a narrower zone closed off. Most shops

were open and trams were rumbling through the city’s

streets.

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But the flag on the courthouse where Breivik will appear remained

at half staff, and the world’s media was buzzing around the

building.

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The search for more victims continues and police have not released

the names of the dead. But Norway’s royal court said Monday that

those killed at the island retreat included Crown Princess

Mette-Marit’s stepbrother, an off-duty police officer, who was

working there as a security guard.

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Court spokeswoman Marianne Hagen told The Associated Press that his

name was Trond Berntsen, the son of Mette-Marit’s stepfather, who

died in 2008.

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Meanwhile, in an interview with Swedish tabloid Expressen, the

suspect’s father said he was ashamed and disgusted by his son’s

acts and wished he had committed suicide.

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“I don’t feel like his father,” said former diplomat Jens David

Breivik from his secluded home in southern France. “How could he

just stand there and kill so many innocent people and just seem to

think that what he did was OK? He should have taken his own life

too. That’s what he should have done.”

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Breivik said he first learned the news of his son’s attacks from

media websites. “I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was totally

paralyzing and I couldn’t really understand it.”

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“I will have to live with this shame for the rest of my life.

People will always link me with him,” he said.

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Jens David Breivik said he had severed all contact with his son in

1995 when the latter was 16.

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Police were surrounding the suspect’s father’s house in the south

of France on Monday. They initially said they were searching the

premises, but later said they were there to ensure public order.

Journalists were outside the property.

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The attacks rattled Norway, a small and wealthy country unused to

political violence, and known internationally as a peace mediator,

prominent foreign aid donor and as home of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Survivors of the camp shooting on the Utoya island described how a

gunman dressed in a police uniform urged people to come closer and

then opened fire, sending panicked youth fleeing into the

water.

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Police say 86 people were killed. About 90 minutes earlier, a car

bomb exploded in the government district in central Oslo, killing

seven.

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More than 90 people were wounded, and others remain missing at both

crime scenes.

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Breivik laid out his extreme nationalist philosophy as well as his

attack methods in a 1,500-page manifesto. It also describes how he

bought armor, guns, tons of fertilizer and other bomb components,

stashed caches of weapons and wiping his computer hard drive – all

while evading police suspicion and being nice to his

neighbors.

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Polish security officials said Monday that he bought some of the

components for his bomb-making in Poland, adding that the online

purchases were legal. Pawel Bialek, the deputy head of the Internal

Security Agency, said Monday that the chemicals can be bought

anywhere in Europe. They included a synthetic

fertilizer.

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Dr. Colin Poole, head of surgery at Ringriket Hospital in Honefoss

northwest of Oslo, told The Associated Press that the gunman used

special bullets designed to disintegrate inside the body and cause

maximum internal damage. Poole said surgeons treating 16 gunshot

victims have recovered no full bullets.

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“These bullets more or less exploded inside the body,” Poole said.

“It’s caused us all kinds of extra problems in dealing with the

wounds they cause, with very strange trajectories.”

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Ballistics experts say “dum-dum”-style bullets also are lighter in

weight and can be fired with greater accuracy over varying

distances.

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Associated Press writers Angela Charlton in Paris, Sarah DiLorenzo

in Stockholm and Shawn Pogatchnik in Oslo, Norway, contributed to

this report.

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