Anders Behring Breivik is the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks. In a sequential bombing and mass shooting on 22 July 2011, he bombed government buildings in Oslo, resulting in eight deaths, then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers' Youth League (AUF) of the Labour Party on the island of Utøya, where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers. He was convicted of mass murder, causing a fatal explosion, and terrorism in August 2012. On 24 August 2012, Oslo District Court found Breivik sane and guilty of murdering 77 people. He was sentenced to preventive detention, a special form of prison sentence, with a term of 21 years and a minimum of 10 years, with the possibility of extension for as long as he is deemed a danger to society; the media have noted that he is unlikely to be released until much later than 21 years, and will probably remain in prison for life.
The following are portraits taken by Andrea Yestvang, are of some of the surviving victims and their scars.
|Alexander Sandberg, 16, hid under a sofa in a school building. He stayed there with 47 other youths until police arrived and Breivik was arrested.|
|“What happened will always be a part of me.” Ida Karolin Broholm, 21, hid in a room behind a kiosk before moving down to the waterfront and swimming away.|
|Ylva Schwenke, 15, hid by a path on Utøya. She was shot in the shoulder, stomach, and in both her thighs. “I’ve lost my innocence—for better and for worse.”|
|Prablen Kaur, 19, Oslo - "Darkness. / I'm in the water. / Time, space, color, / Everything flows. |
Time is frozen, broken into pieces. / My path is lost sight of.
The shadows of twilight left behind, still with me. "
|This photo is on Eirin Kjær, 19. Eirin was shot in the stomach, arm, thigh and just below the armpit. After six weeks in the hospital, she is home in Laksvatn in Troms County.|