Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Charlie Hebdo: Freedom of speech, six months on

Read more

FOCUS

Pakistan executions on the rise

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Life for British Muslims since 7/7'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Hollande and Merkel play good cop, bad cop on Greece

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

Burma: Fisherman returns home after 22 years as a slave

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Will Greece's banks be able to re-open on Thursday?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#Varoufexit: Greece's finance minister bows out

Read more

THE DEBATE

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

What now? Uncertainty for Greece and for Europe (part 2)

Read more

Europe

Norway gunman asks to be released

Video by Siobhán SILKE

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-07

Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in planned bomb and shooting attacks in Norway last July, told an Oslo court on Monday his massacre had been a “preventive attack against state traitors” and demanded immediate release.

AFP - The Norway gunman who killed 77 people in twin attacks in July asked an Oslo court on Monday to release him immediately, saying his massacre was a "preventive attack against state traitors."

"I do not accept imprisonment. I demand to be immediately released," Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old right-wing extremist, told the Oslo court that was convened for a hearing on his detention.

Hollow laughter erupted in the rows where survivors and families of the victims were seated, when Behring Breivik twice demanded his immediate release.

The July 22 massacre was "a preventive attack against state traitors" committed to "defend the ethnic Norwegian population," he told the court.

Behring Breivik, who has claimed to be on a crusade against multi-culturalism and the "Muslim invasion" of Europe, set off a car bomb outside government buildings in Oslo, killing eight people.

He then went to Utoeya island, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) northwest of Oslo, and, dressed as a police officer, spent more than an hour methodically shooting and killing another 69 people, mainly teens, attending a summer camp hosted by the ruling Labour Party's youth wing.

Date created : 2012-02-06

  • NORWAY

    Court orders new psychiatric report on Oslo shooter

    Read more

  • NORWAY

    Shock as 'insane' killer Breivik is declared unfit for trial

    Read more

  • Norway

    Gunman's island massacre was Plan B, says lawyer

    Read more

COMMENT(S)