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Survivor: I Saw Breivik Kill 10 Of My Friends
A Norwegian girl shot by extremist Anders Breivik watched as he killed her 10 friends at point blank range, a court has heard.
Marte Fevang Smith, 18, said she was the only survivor of the group who hid at a remote location called Lovers' Path on Utoya island.
The group had earlier called 999 to say there was shooting on the island but police told them they were mistaken and that it was a bombing in the capital Oslo.
Shortly after making the call, they were confronted by gunman Breivik wearing a police uniform.
"Breivik looked straight at me saying: 'Where is the gunman?' Then he started shooting and he hit me," Ms Smith said.
"A boy next to me stretched out his hand saying, 'I am dying.' But I did not manage to move."
Shot in the left side of the head, she remarkably survived the island massacre, which claimed the lives of 69 people.
"I looked around to see if someone else was still alive but could see none," she told the court in Oslo. "When I stood up after a long time, everyone around me was dead."
Sky's Trygve Sorvaag, reporting from inside the courtroom, said: "It is unreal listening to an 18-year-old girl being the only survivor among 11 friends shot on Lovers' Path.
"Many people were crying here inside courtroom 250 listening to Marte's very painful story."
On Monday afternoon, the court was adjourned following the shorter-than-expected witness statements.
Afterwards, Breivik was allowed to speak and express his comments. He also made a request for one hour to explain how he became a radical.
The judge said she would consider the request at a later point.
Sorvaag added: "Breivik read out the names of the witnesses, highlighting their political involvement, to help justify his politically-motivated violence.
"Breivik told the judge he said to the victims: 'You are going to die today, Marxists' when on Utoya - but many said they heard his shouts of jubilation."
Earlier, a paralysed survivor of Breivik's killing spree asked rescue police to "carefully remove my dead best friend from my chest so I can breathe".
Hanne Hesto Ness, 20, told the hushed court she had been shot in the island's cafe building and suspected her legs were paralysed as they "were in an unnatural position".
Breivik had also shot and killed her best friend, who lay slumped across her chest after the attack.
Ms Ness was forced to stay "on the floor like this for hours" - fearing that Breivikwould return.
"I knew my friend was dead. I thought (Breivik) had come back and I closed my eyes and held my breath. I heard a helicopter and sirens but no one came," she said.
The court heard she had been shot in the left hand, upper arm and throat during Breivik's massacre.
Ms Ness was paralysed after a bullet fractured her third and fourth vertebrae and damaged her spinal cord.
"I heard the (real) police entering and heard no shots. I wanted to shout but I had no voice," she said.
"I tried to move my leg so they could see I was alive. I asked the police if my hand was still there. I asked him to carefully remove my dead best friend from my chest so that I could breathe."
She also had part of a finger amputated, underwent 15 operations and was on a respirator for more than three months.
In a coma for 10 days, Ms Ness remained in hospital until November 30 and is still wheelchair-bound.
Sky's Sorvaag "There was a quiet and tearful audience listening to 20-year-old Hanne, who was eventually rescued in a small boat."
The first witness on Monday, was a novice swimmer who escaped from the killer by plunging into icy water and resurfaced to find it red with blood.
Hussein Kazemi, 20, who was born in Afghanistan, said he had only joined the political youth group a week before the camping trip to Utoya island.
Mr Kazemi said he had earlier been shot by Breivik before escaping to the southern part of the island and plunged into the water to avoid being shot again.
"I threw myself in the water. It was very cold. I thought I had to do something - I had just learned to swim," Mr Kazemi said.
"I heard something hitting the stones around me and became extremely afraid and dived under water to hide.
"When I came up from the water and opened my eyes I saw that the water was red and there were dead people around me."
Later, while still in shock, a young boy came up to Mr Kazemi and asked if he had been hit.
"I showed him my wounds - I had five or six bullet holes in my jacket." Mr Kazemi said.
He said Breivik spoke in a "kind voice" during the attack while he tried to fool the youths into thinking he was a police rescue officer by saying "have you seen him?"
Sorvaag added: "Kazemi Hussein also brought out tears inside the courtroom with his promise to go back to Utoya to fulfil the dreams of others."
The court also heard from two other survivors, Marte Gustavsen Odegarden, 18, and 22-year-old Renate Tarnes.
Ms Odegarden entered the court on crutches, after suffering kidney, spleen, colon, pancreas damage in Breivik's attack.
She also suffered spinal damage which has left her partially paralysed in the left thigh.
Meanwhile Ms Tarnes, whose 999 call after her boyfriend was killed was played on the trial's first day, described how a boy was shot dead outside the toilet cubicle in which she hid.
Breivik has admitted carrying out the shootings on Utoya and an earlier bombing of the government complex in the capital Oslo, where eight people died.
The 33-year-old, who has been charged with committing "acts of terror", has refused to plead guilty, insisting the 77 deaths were "cruel but necessary".
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