Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to carrying out attacks in Norway in 2011 in which 77 people died, has gone on trial.
There have been shocking and horrific headlines across the world as Breivik has calmly delivered his reasoning behind the murders. Many of the relatives and friends of those killed are in the court, and have watched in tears as Breivik has said he wished to kill many more and maintained that he is “normally a very nice person”.
Despite Breivik’s confession, he denies criminal responsibility, saying he was acting to protect Norway and Europe from multiculturalism. Some have questioned the rationale behind giving the extremist, in court, the platform he so clearly desires, however others believe it is imperative that he has a fair trial.
Earlier in the week, he delivered a far-right salute as he arrived each day – something his lawyers have since stopped. The trial continues – you can follow the latest from The Guardian’s live blog here.
Controversy is swirling around the decision to hold the latest F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain despite ongoing human rights abuses, protests and violence. Protesters are holding a “day of rage” in the country as the drivers begin practice laps ahead of Sunday’s race.
Here’s a passionate post from ABC about how the race has become “sport as propaganda” and this from The Mirror about why F1 is playing with fire by holding the race in the country. However, others have defended the decision to continue with the race, saying it is not F1′s job to take a ‘political lead’. What do you think? You can get in touch with The Prague Post on Twitter or Facebook, or leave a comment below.
Across the world
Also this week, in Syria the violence is ongoing despite the UN-backed ceasefire; scientists believe being happy can protect the heart; and some hope is born of avoiding all-out war in Sudan.
And finally some fun – Pippa Middleton has made it onto Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Who else made the cut? Take the quiz here on the BBC and check out the list itself here.
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