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MASSACRE SURVIVORS FACE KILLER IN COURT; Breivik 'cold & inhuman'.

Byline: Mark McGivern

SURVIVORS of a youth camp massacre came face to face with the crazed killer yesterday.

Anti-Muslim fanatic Anders Breivik was led into a packed Oslo courtroom by guards.

It was the first time his court appearances have been open to the public since the July carnage which shocked Norway and the world.

One survivor said: "I thought he seemed cold and inhuman."

Breivik confessed to the bombing in Oslo and shooting on Utoya island in which 77 people died.

He tried to declare himself a resistance leader but was quickly stopped by the judge.

Breivik said: "I am a military commander in the Norwegian resistance movement" before the judge told him to stick to the issue at hand - his detention. The court extended his custody for 12 weeks but decided to gradually lift restrictions on his media access, visitors and mail.

VICTIMS

The 32-year-old asked the judge if he could address survivors and victims' relatives but was refused.

Breivik will stand trial on terror charges, which he denies, on April 16.

A new courtroom with 200 seats will be built for the proceedings. He faces 21 years in prison or, if he is still considered a danger to the public, he could be kept behind bars indefinitely.

Breivik set off a fertilizer bomb outside government headquarters, killing eight people. He then drove to an island where youth sections of Norway's governing Labour Party were holding their annual summer camp.

Disguised as a cop, he opened fire on scores of screaming teenagers, shooting some as they dived into the lake.

Sixty-nine people were killed on Utoya before Breivik surrendered.

Survivor Tim Viskjer watched Breivik's hearing on a video screen in another room at the court.

He said: "It was uncomfortable, but I moved on a little bit after seeing and hearing the suspect."

Breivik says he was in a state of war to protect Europe from being taken over by Muslim immigrants.

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HARROWING Survivors and victims' relatives wait to go into the courtroom yesterday GUNMAN Anders Breivik
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