|Utoya, where Norway's mass murderer Anders Breivik massacred 69 people at a youth camp, has been reopened to the media. Norway opened the island of Utoya to journalists yesterday for the first time since confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik massacred 69 people at a youth camp in July, with the ruling Labour Party vowing to ensure its idyllic retreat transcends tragedy.More than 100 journalists and photographers had participated in yesterday's visit to Utoya, a popular recreational center owned by the ruling Labour Party, which traditionally uses it for its youth wing's summer retreats.|
Breivik has confessed to the attacks but denies criminal guilt, saying he's in a state of war and believes the massacre was necessary to save Norway and Europe from being overrun by Muslim immigrants. He has been held in solitary confinement since his arrest.
Donors have pledged more than $5.5 million (32 million kroner) to renovate the island, dotted with camping grounds, football fields and basketball courts, said Eskil Pedersen, leader of the Labor Party's youth organization.
Norway’s justice minister expressed regret for errors in the way police responded to the killings. The regret expressed by the justice minister is seen as the clearest acknowledgement yet by the government that some criticism of the police was justified.