Friday, June 22, 2012

Anders Behring Breivik's lawyers have argued that he acted on his political beliefs and therefore is sane and should be acquitted

The defence team for mass killer Anders Behring Breivik have told his trial in Norway he should be considered sane and that he should be acquitted.

Breivik's main lawyer, Geir Lippestad, said his client had been driven by extreme politics, not violence.

The prosecution has called for him to be considered insane.

Breivik, who admits he killed 77 people and injured 242 on 22 July, is due to address the court himself on the last scheduled day of the trial.

Mr Lippestad insisted his client was of "sound mind" and should not be placed in psychiatric care. Read More