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Массовый убийца Андерс Брейвик тайно пытается получить 7 миллионов фунтов стерлингов, продав права на экранизацию своей жизни

  • 20:00, 10 Jul 2021

EVIL Anders Breivik is secretly trying to pocket £7million by selling the rights to turn his life into a film, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Ten years on from his chilling island massacre — which left  77 dead — the vile killer has sent 20 letters to film-makers begging them to tell his story.

Злодей Андерс Брейвик тайно пытается получить 7 миллионов фунтов стерлингов, продав права на экранизацию своей жизни, сообщает The Sun on Sunday. Спустя 10 лет после своей ужасающей бойни на острове, в результате которой погибли 77 человек, гнусный убийца разослал 20 писем кинематографистам, умоляя их рассказать его историю.

Anders Breivik in court in 2017
Anders Breivik in court in 2017 Credit: Reuters / Андерс Брейвик в суде в 2017 году Кредит: Reuters

A Sun on Sunday probe has found the 42-year-old Norwegian mass- murderer, who writes 50 pages a  day in his prison diary, has already penned a biography and film script and has sent out invites to be interviewed in prison. 

Расследование газеты Sun on Sunday показало, что 42-летний норвежский массовый убийца, который пишет по 50 страниц в день в своем тюремном дневнике, уже написал биографию и сценарий фильма и разослал приглашения на интервью в тюрьму. 

A source said: “Breivik’s bid for fame, money and freedom is an insult to his victims and their families. “So too is the prison life he lives. Breivik lives a life of Riley in prison. He’s never said sorry for his wicked crimes and he has no plans to. “He still wants to inspire others and he still believes in a fascist revolution. His plans to make money from the murders is an utter insult to his victims and their families.”

Источник сказал: “Стремление Брейвика к славе, деньгам и свободе является оскорблением для его жертв и их семей. “Так же как и его тюремная жизнь. В тюрьме Брейвик живет безбедной жизнью. Он так никогда и не попросил прощения за свои жестокие преступления и не собирается этого делать. “Он по-прежнему хочет вдохновлять других и по-прежнему верит в фашистскую революцию. Его планы заработать на убийствах – это крайнее оскорбление для его жертв и их семей”.

Police remove bodies from Utoya Island, the scene of Breivik's sickening massacre
Police remove bodies from Utoya Island, the scene of Breivik’s sickening massacre. Credit: Darren Fletcher – The Sun

Полиция вывозит тела с острова Утойя, где Брейвик совершил чудовищную резню. Кредит: Даррен Флетчер – The Sun

Today we can also reveal how Breivik, jailed for 21 years, is making a new bid for parole and is convinced he will one day walk free.  And despite enjoying a cushy life inside a three-bedroom “apartment” — furnished with a study, gym and kitchen area — in Skien prison, he has submitted a  list of whingeing complaints to jail bosses. He wants a better deep-cleaning moisturiser and says too many of his meals are cooked in microwaves. ‘He feels no shame about what he did’ He is also asking for luxury pens to write with, as the biros he has been given cause him hand cramp. Biographer Asne Seierstad, who has written a book about Breivik, said: “He’s never shown remorse. What he wants is a stage, a place to share his thoughts and his message. And to gain more supporters.” 

Сегодня мы также можем узнать, что Брейвик, находящийся в тюрьме уже 21 год, делает новую заявку на условно-досрочное освобождение и убежден, что однажды он выйдет на свободу.  И несмотря на то, что он наслаждается безбедной жизнью в трехкомнатной “квартире” – с кабинетом, тренажерным залом и кухней – в тюрьме Скиен, он подал начальству список жалоб. Он хочет получить лучший увлажняющий крем для глубокой очистки и говорит, что слишком много его еды готовится в микроволновках. Ему не стыдно за то, что он сделал” Он также просит роскошные ручки для письма, так как от выданных ему биро, у него судороги рук. Биограф Асне Сейерстад, написавшая книгу о Брейвике, сказала: “Он никогда не проявлял раскаяния. Ему нужна сцена, место, где он мог бы поделиться своими мыслями и посланием. И чтобы получить больше сторонников”. 

Breivik, who has changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, is being held in a cushy three-room 'cell' — one for sleeping, one for studying and one for exercising
Breivik, who has changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, is being held in a cushy three-room ‘cell’ — one for sleeping, one for studying and one for exercising Credit: AFP

Брейвик, сменивший имя на Фьотольф Хансен, содержится в комфортабельной трехкомнатной “камере” – одна для сна, другая для учебы и третья для занятий спортом. Кредит: AFP

On his prison life, she added: “He said that in prison he has never been happier. “I’ve got to know him a little bit and he manipulates situations a lot. He gets his way in the end. “He talks about plastic cutlery as a torture-like existence or about cold coffee or about waiting 20 minutes before he is let out. He talks about these things like they are bad room service at a hotel.” Breivik became one of the world’s most notorious killers on July 22, 2011, after carrying out two lone wolf attacks. In the first, he bombed the Norwegian government quarter in Oslo. This turned out to be just a distraction as,  dressed as a policeman, he then travelled to the Norwegian Labour Party’s summer camp on nearby Utoya Island and carried out a sickening massacre. 

Говоря о его тюремной жизни она добавила: “Он сказал, что в тюрьме он никогда не был так счастлив. “Я немного узнала его, и он часто манипулирует ситуациями. В конце концов, он добивается своего. “Он говорит о пластиковых столовых приборах как о пытке, о холодном кофе или о 20 минутах ожидания, прежде чем его выпустят. Он говорит об этих вещах так, как будто это плохое обслуживание в номере отеля”. Брейвик стал одним из самых известных убийц в мире 22 июля 2011 года, совершив две атаки “одинокого волка”. В первом случае он взорвал здание норвежского правительства в Осло. Это оказалось лишь отвлекающим маневром: переодевшись в полицейского, он отправился в летний лагерь Норвежской рабочей партии на близлежащем острове Утойя и устроил там жуткую резню. 

Skien Prison - where the killer has submitted a list of whingeing complaints to jail bosses
Skien Prison – where the killer has submitted a list of whingeing complaints to jail bosses. Credit: AFP

Тюрьма Скиен – где убийца подал список жалоб начальству тюрьмы. Кредит: AFP

The majority of his 77 victims were teenagers — his youngest victims were aged just 14. Before the incidents, Breivik,  who idolised Adolf Hitler, wrote a 1,500-page manifesto under the pseudonym Andrew Berwick.  In it, he blamed feminism for the “cultural suicide of Europe”, opposed Islam and called for the mass deportation of Muslims from Europe.

Большинство из 77 его жертв были подростками – самым младшим жертвам было всего 14 лет. До этих инцидентов Брейвик, который боготворил Адольфа Гитлера, написал 1500-страничный манифест под псевдонимом Эндрю Бервик.  В нем он обвинял феминизм в “культурном самоубийстве Европы”, выступал против ислама и призывал к массовой депортации мусульман из Европы.

Breivik has so far posted nearly two dozen letters explaining how he wants to sell book, film and interview rights
Breivik has so far posted nearly two dozen letters explaining how he wants to sell book, film and interview rightsCredit: EPA

На данный момент Брейвик отправил почти два десятка писем, в которых объясняет, как он хочет продать права на книги, фильмы и интервьюКредит: EPA

He was later given the longest sentence the Norwegian courts can hand out. Recently, the courts said it could be extended if he is still considered a danger to society. Breivik has so far posted nearly two dozen letters explaining how he wants to sell book, film and interview rights.  One of the recipients was Christoph Andersson, a specialist on right-wing extremism.  Andersson said that in his letter, Breivik had valued the material at $10million (£7million). A source added: “Breivik feels no shame about what he did. In fact, he  revels in it.” Meanwhile, his lawyer told how Breivik is appealing his sentence.

Впоследствии ему был вынесен самый длительный приговор, который только могут вынести норвежские суды. Недавно суды заявили, что он может быть продлен, если его по-прежнему сочтут опасным для общества. На данный момент Брейвик разместил около двух десятков писем, в которых объясняет, как он хочет продать права на книги, фильмы и интервью.  Одним из адресатов был Кристоф Андерссон, специалист по правому экстремизму.  Андерссон сообщил, что в своем письме Брейвик оценил материалы в 10 миллионов долларов (7 миллионов фунтов стерлингов). Источник добавил: “Брейвик не чувствует стыда за то, что он сделал. На самом деле, он наслаждается этим”. Между тем, его адвокат рассказал, что Брейвик обжалует свой приговор.

A surveillance camera caught Breivik, dressed in police uniform and carrying a pistol, as he walks away from a car after placing a bomb in Oslo
A surveillance camera caught Breivik, dressed in police uniform and carrying a pistol, as he walks away from a car after placing a bomb in Oslo Credit: Reuters

Камера наблюдения зафиксировала Брейвика, одетого в полицейскую форму и с пистолетом в руках, когда он отходил от машины после закладки бомбы в Осло Кредит: Reuters

He said the killer planned to try for parole after serving the first ten years of his term. The lawyer said: “This is a right that all prisoners have and one that he wants to use.” Yet  Breivik’s own father thinks he should never be freed. Jens Breivik said: “I don’t feel like his father. How could he just stand there and kill so many innocent people and seem to think that what he did was OK? He should have taken his own life, too.” Breivik, who has changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, is being held in  a three-room “cell” — one for sleeping, one for studying and one for exercising.  Each area is 86ft square and he has access to a private gym, a laptop and desk. His cell comes with video games, a DVD player and outside space. He also has access to books and newspapers.  But in a 27-page letter bemoaning his prison life, he whined how he would like more butter, more comfortable handcuffs and a  better view.  He groaned about the “800” strip searches he had undergone and said he would enjoy more social interaction, claiming his treatment was “inhuman”. He also complained about not having internet access. In 2017 he said five years of prison isolation had further radicalised him. A source said: “Breivik might be one of the world’s most notorious killers but he lives like a king. “Guards are waiting on him hand and foot and he generally gets whatever he asks for because the prison is so fed up with how much he moans.”  In most countries, including here in the UK, criminals are forbidden from profiting from their crimes after conviction. ‘He has every chance  of selling the rights’ Yet Breivik believes Norway’s liberalism, openness and availability of information means he has every chance of selling the rights to his life story.

Он сказал, что убийца планировал попытаться получить условно-досрочное освобождение после отбытия первых десяти лет срока. Адвокат сказал: “Это право есть у всех заключенных, и он хочет им воспользоваться”. Однако родной отец Брейвика считает, что он никогда не должен быть освобожден. Йенс Брейвик сказал: “Я не чувствую себя его отцом. Как он мог просто быть там, убить столько невинных людей и думать, что то, что он сделал, нормально? Он должен был покончить с собой”. Брейвик, который изменил свое имя на Фьотольф Хансен, содержится в “камере” из трех комнат – одна для сна, одна для учебы и одна для занятий спортом.  Площадь каждой комнаты составляет 86 футов, и у него есть доступ к личному тренажерному залу, ноутбуку и письменному столу. В его камере есть видеоигры, DVD-плеер и место для прогулок. У него также есть доступ к книгам и газетам.  Но в 27-страничном письме с жалобами на свою тюремную жизнь он жаловался, что хотел бы больше масла, более удобные наручники и лучший обзор.  Он стонал по поводу “800” обысков с раздеванием и говорил, что хотел бы больше общения, утверждая, что обращение с ним было “бесчеловечным”. Он также жаловался на отсутствие доступа в Интернет. В 2017 году он заявил, что пять лет тюремной изоляции еще больше радикализировали его. Источник сказал: “Брейвик может быть одним из самых известных убийц в мире, но он живет как король. “Охранники его обслуживают полностью, и он обычно получает все, что просит, потому что работникам тюрьмы надоели его жалобы”.  В большинстве стран, в том числе и в Великобритании, преступникам запрещено извлекать прибыль из своих преступлений после вынесения приговора. Однако Брейвик считает, что либерализм, открытость и доступность информации в Норвегии означают, что у него есть все шансы продать права на историю своей жизни.

A monument to those killed by Breivik on Utoya Island
A monument to those killed by Breivik on Utoya Island Credit: AFP – Getty / Памятник погибшим от рук Брейвика на острове Утойя Credit: AFP – Getty

He was further boosted when one of the country’s most senior politicians recently said many of Breivik’s far-right views were important to listen to. Hans Jorgen Lysglimt Johansen, leader of the Alliance Alternative Party in Norway, said: “Much of what Breivik said in his manifesto was correct. “We have not had a proper debate about that, we have not had a proper settlement with it.” Norwegian prison officials declined to comment.

Он еще более усилился, когда один из самых высокопоставленных политиков страны недавно заявил, что ко многим ультраправым взглядам Брейвика важно прислушиваться. Ханс Йорген Лисглимт Йохансен, лидер партии “Альтернативный альянс” в Норвегии, сказал: “Многое из того, что Брейвик говорил в своем манифесте, было правильным. “У нас не было надлежащих дебатов по этому поводу, у нас не было надлежащего урегулирования с ним”. Представители норвежских тюрем отказались от комментариев.

SURVIVORS RECALL THEIR FIGHT TO LIVE / ВЫЖИВШИЕ ВСПОМИНАЮТ О СВОЕЙ БОРЬБЕ ЗА ЖИЗНЬ

KAMZY GUNARATNAM was 23 when Breivik trawled Norway’s Utoya Island preying on her friends. She saw Breivik shoot one of them in the head.  Kamzy, now 33,  escaped by swimming across the Tyrifjorden Lake, with bullets striking the water around her as the gunman took aim.   After the tragedy Kamzy suffered depression, but seeing a picture of Breivik one day inspired her to start a political career. She is now the deputy mayor of Oslo and has met VIPs including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.  In her autobiography Your Struggle Is My Struggle, Kamzy told about a tightly written  22-page letter she received from Breivik in January 2020.

КАМЗИ ГУНАРАТНАМ было 23 года, когда Брейвик рыскал по норвежскому острову Утойя, охотясь на ее друзей. Она видела, как Брейвик выстрелил одному из них в голову.  Камзи, которой сейчас 33 года, удалось спастись, переплыв озеро Тирифьорден, и пули попадали в воду вокруг нее, когда стрелок целился в неё.   После трагедии Камзи страдала от депрессии, но однажды увиденная фотография Брейвика вдохновила ее начать политическую карьеру. Сейчас она является заместителем мэра Осло и встречалась с такими высокопоставленными лицами, как Барак Обама и Хиллари Клинтон.  В своей автобиографии “Твоя борьба – моя борьба” Камзи рассказала о плотно написанном 22-страничном письме, которое она получила от Брейвика в январе 2020 года.

Bano Rashid, 18, was slain by Breivik
Bano Rashid, 18, was slain by Breivik Credit: AFP / Бано Рашид, 18 лет, была убита Брейвиком Кредит: AFP

In an open ­letter back to the killer, she told him: “When I read your name, I got chills down my spine. My body went into panic mode for a moment. After what you did on July 22, 2011, I struggled mentally for a long time. I slept badly, sounds sounded like shots, and I could not go into a place without looking for the emergency exits. “Your actions have caused me lasting damage.  I spent many years putting down my ­paranoia. Your letter aroused fear again.” Sisters Lara and Bano Rashid were ­having an enjoyable break before Breivik came to the island.  When he fired into their tent,  Lara, then 16, heard the bullets whistle through the canvas.

В открытом письме, адресованном убийце, она сказала: “Когда я прочитала ваше имя, у меня мурашки побежали по позвоночнику. Мое тело на мгновение перешло в режим паники. После того, что вы сделали 22 июля 2011 года, я долгое время испытывала душевную боль. Я плохо спала, звуки были похожи на выстрелы, и я не мог зайти в какое-либо место, не поискав прежде там аварийные выходы”. “Ваши действия нанесли мне неизгладимый ущерб.  Я потратила много лет, чтобы подавить свою паранойю. Ваше письмо снова пробудило страх”. Сестры Лара и Бано Рашид отдыхали перед приездом Брейвика на остров.  Когда он выстрелил в их палатку, Лара, которой тогда было 16 лет, услышала, как пули просвистели сквозь брезент.

Kamzy Gunaratnam, now 33, escaped by swimming across the Tyrifjorden Lake, with bullets striking the water around her as the gunman took aim
Kamzy Gunaratnam, now 33, escaped by swimming across the Tyrifjorden Lake, with bullets striking the water around her as the gunman took aim / Камзи Гунаратнам, которой сейчас 33 года, спаслась, переплыв озеро Тирифьорден, и пули попали в воду вокруг нее, когда стрелок прицелился.

 After the 40-minute rampage, she went to look for her 18-year-old sister and found her dead — cuddled up by a dead friend. Lara, 26, who works at the Iraqi Embassy in Oslo, says she thinks of her sister every day. She added: “Radical Muslims are not the only terrorists. There’s also a danger from right-wing extremism.” Adrian Pracon watched his friends get killed by Breivik, and he later lay on their ­bodies and played dead to survive.

После 40-минутного буйства она пошла искать свою 18-летнюю сестру и нашла ее мертвой – в обнимку с мертвым другом. 26-летняя Лара, которая работает в посольстве Ирака в Осло, говорит, что думает о своей сестре каждый день. Она добавила: “Радикальные мусульмане – не единственные террористы. Существует также опасность со стороны правого экстремизма”.

Adrian Pracon watched his friends get killed by Breivik, and he later lay on their ­bodies and played dead to survive
Adrian Pracon watched his friends get killed by Breivik, and he later lay on their ­bodies and played dead to survive Credit: EPA / Адриан Пракон наблюдал, как Брейвик убивал его друзей, а позже лег на их тела и притворился мертвым, чтобы выжить.

He thought he was safe when Breivik walked past.  But the killer came back, pointed the gun to his head and fired.  Incredibly, he survived. Adrian now leads an annual trip back to the island,  gives speeches and has written books.  Speaking about his first visit back, he said: “I needed to cry.   It will be good  for me to do this process of trying to  proceed with my life and realise that this has ­happened.”

Он думал, что находится в безопасности, когда Брейвик проходил мимо.  Но убийца вернулся, приставил пистолет к его голове и выстрелил.  Невероятно, но он выжил. Теперь Адриан ежегодно ездит на остров, выступает с речами и пишет книги.  Рассказывая о своем первом визите, он сказал: “Мне нужно было поплакать.   Мне будет полезно пройти этот процесс, чтобы попытаться продолжить свою жизнь и осознать, что это произошло”.

Corpses covered up after the massacre
Corpses covered up after the massacre Credit: Reuters / Трупы, прикрытые после побоища Кредит: Reuters

ESCAPING A MONSTER

We were shot in Utoya massacre by Anders Breivk 10 years ago as we ran for our lives and our friends died all around us

10 лет назад в нас стрелял Андерс Брейвик. Мы спасались бегством, а вокруг нас погибали наши друзья.

  • 10:13, 22 Jul 2021

CLINGING to the edge of a cliff, Tarjei looked down in horror as a young girl was shot in the sea below him – before silence descended. Moments later, he heard the chilling sound of a gun being reloaded before the injured girl who was bravely attempting to climb back up the rock was shot three more times in front of him.

Прижавшись к краю скалы, Тарьей в ужасе смотрела вниз, как в море под ним растреливали молодую девушку – пока не наступила тишина. Несколько мгновений спустя он услышал леденящий душу звук перезаряжаемого пистолета, после чего в раненую девушку, которая храбро пыталась взобраться обратно на скалу, на его глазах выстрелили еще три раза.

Tarjei Jensen Bech was left with extensive injuries after being shot and falling into the water
Tarjei Jensen Bech was left with extensive injuries after being shot and falling into the waterCredit: Tarjei Jensen Bech

It’s a moment that will haunt the now 29-year-old forever, and was just the start of his own horrific nightmare on July 22, 2011, on the island of Utøya in Norway.

Just minutes later, he was shot himself as he ran away with the force of it sending him hurtling off the edge of a cliff and into the freezing water below.

Now, exactly ten years after the Norway attacks, he and fellow campmate Emma Martinovic, 28, recall their terrifying escapes to Sun Online to mark the day many of their friends died at the hands of a monster.

The attacks saw right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik slaughter 77 people most of whom were teenager in bomb and gun attacks in Oslo and Utøya, in the space of just a few hours. 

Many of the teenagers were trapped on the island by water during the attack
Many of the teenagers were trapped on the island by water during the attackCredit: AP:Associated Press
Earlier that day, Breivik had set off a huge explosion in Oslo
Earlier that day, Breivik had set off a huge explosion in OsloCredit: AFP
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire on an island full of teenagers
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik opened fire on an island full of teenagersCredit: AFP

After setting off an explosion in the city which killed eight people, Breivik, dressed as a police officer, demanded a ferry captain take him to the island of Utøya before opening fire on teenagers attending the annual summer camp of the Labour party’s youth wing.

Here, Tarjei and Emma share their stories…

My thought was, ‘okay, now I’m going to die’

Tarjei Jensen Bech, 29, was 19 when he joined his friends on the island of Utøya in July 2011.

The now-deputy county mayor, from Hammerfest in northern Norway, was a camp leader representing his county at the time.

Tarjei Jensen Bech has needed 30 surgeries since being shot in the attack
Tarjei Jensen Bech has needed 30 surgeries since being shot in the attackCredit: Tarjei Jensen Bech
Relatives of victims killed during the shooting later gathered on the island
Relatives of victims killed during the shooting later gathered on the islandCredit: AFP – Getty

Tarjei says: “We’d heard about the explosion in Oslo that morning.

I remember I went to the building near to the ferry port to get a headset, to try to listen to the radio to hear what was going on.

I was looking for the headset when I heard what sounded like fireworks.

Then I heard screams. I went outside to check what was going on, and I saw people running.

I looked to the left and saw a man in police uniform, with one person laying on the ground and another standing near.

Suddenly the other person got what looked like an electric shock and fell right into the ground.

An image taken from Breivik's manifesto - he disguised himself as a policeman for the attack
An image taken from Breivik’s manifesto – he disguised himself as a policeman for the attackCredit: AP:Associated Press
Many teens tried to hide round the banks of the island
Many teens tried to hide round the banks of the islandCredit: Reuters

I started to run up a hill and into the camp… There were a lot of people around and I was trying to tell them to run, but it was like my body was frozen by ice.

Suddenly we saw the same policeman come over the hill towards the camp, and he was going towards a volunteer.

It looked like they were having a small conversation. Then I saw him pull up a gun and started shooting this person.

It was panic. Everyone was running everywhere.

I ran towards the woods, over a fence, and got under a cliff edge. There was a girl who was in the same county as me, so I knew her.

Tarjei was rushed to hospital after the attack before being flown to another for surgery
Tarjei was rushed to hospital after the attack before being flown to another for surgeryCredit: Tarjei Jensen Bech

I remember she asked me if it was a drill, and I said no. I had to pinch myself to make sure it wasn’t a bad dream.

We were hiding under the cliff. At one point we could hear his footsteps and his breath right over us.

I remember this one girl who was running in the water below us and then she got hit by a bullet in her back.

She fell against a rock in the water. She was climbing towards the rock and it suddenly got all quiet.

We heard the sound of someone reloading a rifle, and then he shot her once, twice and on the third time she was no longer climbing. We knew that she was dead.

It was awful. I just remember this picture of the water around her turned red.

It took the brave teen months to be able to walk again
It took the brave teen months to be able to walk againCredit: Tarjei Jensen Bech
Tarjei was left with a huge scar on his leg from the gunshot wound
Tarjei was left with a huge scar on his leg from the gunshot woundCredit: Tarjei Jensen Bech

I can’t remember how long we waited, but suddenly we could see him on the left side of us.

I saw the police mark on his back, and I told the girl I was with that we had to run… If he turned, he’d see us.

I remember hearing a big rocket sound, a gun or rifle shot. I don’t remember this but I was hit by a bullet in the bottom of my left leg.

I obviously lost control of my leg and fell off the cliff. I remember I saw the bottom coming closer and closer.

My thought was, ‘okay, now I’m going to die’. Then it turned all black. I think I fell about 10 or 15 metres.

Tarjei, who is now a deputy county mayor, has had 30 surgeries since
Tarjei, who is now a deputy county mayor, has had 30 surgeries sinceCredit: Tarjei Jensen Bech

I woke up in the water. It was really quiet and my first thought was, ‘yes, I’m alive’.

I was in a lot of pain… I’d broken two bones in my leg and a bone in my cheek. The gunshot wound was huge, around 12cm. He’d used a bullet that breaks up when it hits flesh.

I have a small memory of someone pulling me up the shore a little.

One person saw me and one of the girls laid next to me to give me warmth from her skin… I remember another of them took off a piece of my clothing and ripped it apart to use on my wound.

The island was only accessible by ferry or boat at the time
The island was only accessible by ferry or boat at the timeCredit: Scott Hornby – The Sun

They saved my life, I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for them.

My group eventually saw a private boat nearby which came on to the shore and lifted me onto the deck. They took me to the mainland and I was put in an ambulance.

I remember the ambulance worker said to me, ‘now you’re safe’. That was a really good feeling – I did feel safe then.”

Tarjei was rushed to Ringerike Hospital nearby, before being flown to the University Hospital in Tromso for surgery – with extensive injuries to his leg where he was shot, as well as his cheek from hitting the water.

He’s had to have 30 surgeries in the years since, and couldn’t walk for months after the attack only managing to take a step in the September.

Tarjei says he's been determined to find strength by fighting back
Tarjei says he’s been determined to find strength by fighting backCredit: Caroline Haukland

But it didn’t stop him facing Breivik in court during his trial – which he says has given him the security he needed, knowing he can’t hurt him anymore.

“I lost some friends on the island,” he says. “I had nightmares, I’ve been afraid. I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD.

“It’s probably a bad comparison, but I read Sir Alex Ferguson’s book. He said, while talking about football, even in your weak periods you’re showing strength.

“It’s like fighting back. You can be a stronger person than you were.”

‘He started shooting at us… I just remember people screaming’

Like Tarjei, Emma Martinovic, 28, who was 18 at the time of the attack, was a county leader for the summer camp.

The mum-of-two from Vest-Agder, now Agder county, who is now an officer worker in her local police station, lost many of her friends on July 22.

Emma Martinovic managed to escape by swimming out to sea, under gunfire
Emma Martinovic managed to escape by swimming out to sea, under gunfireCredit: Emma Martinović

Emma says: “We heard about the explosion in Oslo but it felt safe on the island.

I had to go down to the tent to get a charger for my phone that morning, when suddenly the friend I was with said, ‘you have to run’.

People were pushing, we were a huge group of people running through the woods.

I saw a close friend who was trying to climb down towards the water, inside a sort of wall. I followed him and I thought we had a really good place.

You can see from the top, if you look directly down, but that’s it.

Emma has returned to the island since and pictured where she began running towards the woods
Emma has returned to the island since and pictured where she began running towards the woodsCredit: Emma Martinović

I saw a body in the water at one point. It was a boy who had been holding on to the cliff, and as I now know, he got shot and fell down.

He was laying on his back, with his eyes looking up.

He had a black hoodie on, so I put the hood over his eyes. He was dead at this point so there was nothing I could do.

I messaged the leader of the organisation, asking what was happening, and all I got in response was ‘you have to swim’.

Everyone jumped in… it made a lot of noise, and that’s when he showed up at the top.

Emma managed to hide in this small wall of cliff, before jumping into the water
Emma managed to hide in this small wall of cliff, before jumping into the waterCredit: Emma Martinović
Emma's photo shows the way they swam away from the island, with Breivik shooting at them
Emma’s photo shows the way they swam away from the island, with Breivik shooting at them

Before I started to swim, I put my phone and my bank card in my bra. I thought if I drowned, someone could identify me.

I texted my family and told them, ‘there’s shooting on the island, I’m going to swim now, I love you forever and ever’.

I was swimming away and when I turned onto my back, that’s when I saw him there on the top.

He started shooting at all of us then. I just remember a lot of noise and a lot of people screaming.

Emma says she sadly lost many friends in the attack
Emma says she sadly lost many friends in the attackCredit: Emma Martinović

He was shooting into the water, and me and two other girls got hit with fragments of bullets…

When they hit the water, they slowed down and exploded, so I got some small particles in my left hand.

But at the time, I didn’t see it or feel it. I just felt a warm sort of feeling.

He said he saw his father get killed and said, ‘I thought police officers were good people’.Emma Martinovic

A little boy was swimming up to me at one point. He was the son of the police officer that was killed on the island.

He was 11 years old and he asked me what was happening. I told him, ‘nothing, just keep swimming’.

He said he saw his father get killed and said, ‘I thought police officers were good people’.

I didn’t have the energy to respond, so I told him to swim and he could hold on to my back if he got tired. He held on around my neck.

Emma is now speaking out to offer strength to other survivors
Emma is now speaking out to offer strength to other survivorsCredit: Emma Martinović

When I saw the boat coming, I swam ahead to check it was safe. When we saw other survivors onboard we knew it was.

I had a mini operation on my hand and a few stitches, I’m really blessed for that.

In those first few weeks, I was so far away from my emotions. There were so many funerals and ceremonies for my friends.

For me, my hardest time was five or six months after. I got a pause from everything, and then my emotions just overwhelmed me.

Emma with her children now - Emily, 4, and Matheo, 3
Emma with her children now – Emily, 4, and Matheo, 3Credit: Emma Martinović

I had anxiety, panic and nightmares – a lot of nightmares. I had to go to a trauma therapist and that helped a lot. I was really lucky.

I’m okay now, but the days before every anniversary are hard. I can feel it on my body.

I have returned to the island twice since – I felt it was something I had to do for my recovery.”

Breivik eventually surrendered on the island and told police he was the commander of a secret Christian military order plotting an anti-Muslim revolution in Europe.

Cops later found the gunman’s chilling “manifesto”, declaring war on Muslims and vowing to bring down Western society in over 1,500 hate-filled pages.

In 2012 a court sentenced him to 21 years in jail.

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