Norway killer wants first interview with foreign TV: lawyer


The gunman who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway wants to give his first interview to a foreign television channel before his trial opens in April, his lawyer was quoted as saying Tuesday.
Attorney Geir Lippestad told Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) that he had advised his client Anders Behring Breivik against giving any media interviews because “it is not wise to speak out before the trial”. “But Breivik has maintained that he would like to be interviewed by a foreign television channel,” Lippestad said. The 32-year-old right-wing extremist, who was declared by psychiatrists last year to be criminally insane, has not spoken to the media since his deadly rampage last July. Numerous Norwegian and foreign media outlets have expressed an interest in interviewing Behring Breivik in the high-security Ila prison near Oslo, where he is being held pending the opening of his trial on April 16.