He complained in court on Monday that it was “boring” to sit in jail in full isolation. A court in Oslo nonetheless ordered that’s where the young Norwegian white supremacist, who murdered his Chinese-born step-sister and then fired shots inside a local mosque, will remain, at least for another two weeks.
Then his isolation may be eased, and police are open to allowing a visit from a family member. They otherwise continue to investigate the rampage launched by 22-year-old Philip Manshaus in August.
He gave his defense attorney Unni Fries a hug before making another Nazi salute after entering the courtroom. Police are still investigating whether Manshaus acted alone or had help from others when he tried unsuccessfully to massacre Muslims at the mosque in Bærum. Instead, there were only a few elderly men at the mosque when he arrived, they overmanned him and held him until police arrived.
Manshaus still hasn’t submitted to questioning and has instead demanded he be released.