Norwegian suspected mass murderer asks to be freed
The man accused of killing 77 people in shooting and bombing attacks in Norway in July urged Monday that he be immediately freed when he was briefly allowed to speak at his remand hearing in an Oslo court, DPA reported.
The prosecution requested that Breivik be held for 12 more weeks, indicating that the hearing would be the last prior to his trial, set to open on April 16.
Through his lawyer, Breivik has admitted to detonating a bomb in a government district in Oslo that killed eight people on July 22, then shooting dead 69 at a Labour Party summer camp on an island near the capital.
During Monday's hearing, Breivik stated that he should be given a medal, citing that his actions were in defence of the people of Norway.
The court was due later Monday to rule on extending custody or not.