Memorial service, funerals and interrogation in Norway

Several victims of Anders Breivik’s attacks in Norway will be buried today and Nordic leaders are in Oslo for the memorial ceremony. Breivik himself is being questioned by police for the second time.

It is now a week since the Oslo bomb and the mass shootings on the nearby Utoya island. A memorial service is being held for the 76 who lost their lives.

Norwegian police are interrogating Anders Breivik today for the second time.

According to RUV, Icelandic Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir is in Oslo, along with the other Nordic leaders and friends and relatives of the victims, for the memorial. The memorial is organised and run by the youth movement of the Norwegian Labour Party and their intention is to remember their dead in a positive and joyous manner befitting of the party’s ongoing struggle against hate and for better democracy.

The names of 24 of the victims were released yesterday.

Police are now trying to establish whether Breivik was working alone or not. A Swedish blogger has already admitted to having written parts of Breivik’s 1,500 page online diatribe. The man is linked to the far-right Sweden Democrats.