Stockholm - The Norwegian man accused of carrying out a shooting at a mosque near Oslo at the weekend will be held in pre-trial detention for the maximum period of four weeks, a court says, ruling in the prosecutors' favour.
The 21-year-old man denies the charges against him and had petitioned the Oslo district court for his release during a closed-door hearing on Monday.
"He has not admitted criminal charges," his lawyer Unni Fries told reporters. "He has exercised the right not to explain himself."
A summary of the proceedings released by the court supported that account.
Prosecutors had requested a maximum pre-trial detention period of four weeks on charges of murder and terrorism, citing the ongoing investigation.