Killer Breivik Vows Hunger Strike Over PlayStation

He likens current jail treatment (including a lowly PS2) to torture
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2014 2:15 PM CST
Killer Breivik Vows Hunger Strike Over PlayStation
In this 2012 file photo, mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik salutes after arriving at a courthouse in Oslo.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

The man who killed 77 people at a Norway summer camp has threatened to go on hunger strike over, among other things, his video game selection. The AFP obtained a letter sent by Anders Breivik to prison officials in November in which he likened his current treatment to "torture," and demanded 12 improvements. Among them: Better conditions for his daily walk, a sofa or armchair, and replacing his PS2 with a PS3.

"The other inmates have access to adult games, while I only have the right to play less interesting kids games," Breivik complains. "One example is Rayman Revolution, a game aimed at three-year-olds." He also wants a PC instead of the "worthless typewriter" he currently has. "You've put me in hell," he writes. "You are killing me." He promised to announce the start of the strike soon and said it wouldn't end until the prison stops "treating me worse than an animal." (Breivik won't be going to college, either.)

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