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Norway attacker 'believes he's in a war'

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Norway attacker 'believes he's in a war'


The lawyer for Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik says his client is probably insane. Breivik, who admits to having extreme right-wing views, also confesses that he is responsible for the deaths of 76 people in two separate attacks.

His attorney, Geir Lippestad, is a member of the Labour Party, whose youth wing Breivik targeted in the attack on the island of Utoeya.

Speaking at a press conference, Lippestad said “This whole case indicates that he’s insane. He believes he’s in a war, and he says that the rest of the world, especially the Western world, does not understand his point of view, but in 60 years we all will understand it.”

Perhaps of little solace to the 250,000 mourners who took to the streets of Oslo on Monday, Breivik will be undergoing psychiatric tests – his lawyer has threatened to pull out of representing him if he does not. Breivik will also spend the first four weeks of his eight week remand in full isolation.

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