Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Anders Breivik has declared Norway's prison sentences "pathetic" and demanded he either be executed or cleared.

Mass killer Anders Breivik has declared Norway's prison sentences "pathetic" and demanded he either be executed or cleared.

He claimed the choices were the "only logical outcomes" for his massacre of 77 people - even though the country does not have the death penalty.

"If I had feared death I would not have dared to carry out this operation," he said, referring to his July 22 attacks - a bombing in Oslo that killed eight people and a shooting massacre at a youth camp outside the Norwegian capital that killed 69.

Breivik's comments, on the third day of his terror trial, came as he was pressed to give details on the anti-Muslim militant group he claims to belong to but which prosecutors say does not exist.
The issue is of key importance in determining Breivik's sanity, and whether he is sent to prison or compulsory psychiatric care.

If found sane, Breivik could face a maximum 21-year prison sentence or an alternate custody arrangement that would keep him locked up as long as he is considered a menace to society. If declared insane he would be committed to psychiatric care for as long as he's considered ill. "I view 21 years in prison as a pathetic sentence," Breivik said. "There are only two outcomes in this case that I had respected, that that is the death penalty or acquittal." Read More