Norway's mass killer wants new PlayStation

Last updated 06:54 19/02/2014
Anders Behring Breivik
Reuters
KILLED 77 PEOPLE: Anders Behring Breivik.

Relevant offers

Europe

Boom! Queen & Harry answer Obamas' Invictus Games challenge Eleven bodies found, two presumed dead after helicopter crash off Norway Former Nazi says at trial: 'I'm ashamed that I knowingly let injustice happen' Zionism and Hitler? A guide to the anti-Semitism scandal rocking Britain's left Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam is 'a little jerk', says his lawyer This is how much it costs to live like Prince William, Prince Harry, and Duchess Kate for a year Brexit vote nerves turn overseas investors off UK commercial property - RICS Salah Abdeslam, key suspect in Paris attacks, handed over to France Royal household does a cover up when the Obamas come to dinner London's 'Big Ben' to fall silent for several months for repairs

Convicted Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on a hunger strike unless he gets access to better video games, a sofa and a larger gym.

In a letter sent to The Associated Press and other media, Breivik writes that the hunger strike would continue until his demands are met or he dies.

Breivik's lawyer Tord Jordet confirmed on Tuesday (local time) that the letter was authentic and said his client was waiting for a response from prison authorities on 12 demands before deciding whether to begin a hunger strike sometime during the next eight weeks.

Karl Hillesland, acting director of Skien Prison, one of the prisons where Breivik is serving his sentence, said "nobody is on hunger strike", adding that he would not comment on individual prisoners, in line with prison policy.

Breivik, a far-right fanatic, is serving a 21-year prison sentence for killing eight people in a bombing at the government headquarters and 69 more in a shooting spree at the left-wing Labor party's youth camp in 2011. His sentence can be extended for as long as he's considered dangerous. Legal experts say that likely means he will be locked up for life.

In the letter, which has a threatening tone, Breivik wants communication restrictions lifted and more frequent phone calls than the 20 minutes he says he is given per week. He also wants the available PlayStation 2 console replaced by a later version.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content