Anders Behring Breivik has told his trial in Oslo he believes there can be only two “just” outcomes to his trial – acquittal or the death penalty. Breivik, who killed 77 people last July, said he considered a lengthy jail sentence “a pathetic punishment”. Norway does not have the death penalty.
On the third day of the trial [prosecutors] have been trying to disprove his claim of the existence of a far-right European network. Breivik said the far-right network, which he named as the Knights Templar, met in London to decide on its platform.
He said the group was “not an organisation in a conventional sense” but consisted of “independent cells”. Prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh told him the purpose of her questioning was to shed doubt on the network’s existence.