Breivik Makes 'Unrealistic' Demands

He'll give up intel ... if entire Norwegian government resigns
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2011 11:23 AM CDT
Geir Lippestad, the defense lawyer for Anders Behring Breivik, speaks with the foreign media at the International Press Center in Oslo, on July 26, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Anders Behring Breivik says he'll identify the terror cells he was working with, but first, he's got some demands. Modest stuff like cigarettes, civilian clothing, and the resignation of the entire Norwegian government. "They are completely impossible to fulfill," his lawyer, Geir Lippestad tells the AP. He says his client has one list of actually reasonable requests, and another linked to his cooperation that is "unrealistic, far, far from the real world and shows he doesn't know how society works."

Breivik has, for example, agreed to be examined by local psychiatrists, as long as he's also looked over by a specialist from Japan. "He claims the Japanese understand the idea and values of honor," Lippestad explained. Breivik also wants massive political reform, partially directed by him. "His demands here includes the complete overthrowing of both the Norwegian and European societies," he said. "It shows that he doesn't understand the situation he's in."

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