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Norway killer demands new video game

Anders Breivik threatened a hunger strike.
Anders Breivik threatened a hunger strike.

STAVANGER, Norway — Convicted Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on a hunger strike unless he gets access to better video games, a sofa, and a larger gym.

In a letter sent to the Associated Press and other media, Breivik wrote that the hunger strike would continue until his demands are met or he dies.

Breivik’s lawyer Tord Jordet confirmed Tuesday that the letter was authentic and said his client was waiting for a response from prison authorities on 12 demands before deciding whether to begin a hunger strike sometime during the next eight weeks.

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Karl Hillesland, acting director of Skien Prison, one of the prisons where Breivik is serving his sentence, said ‘‘nobody is on hunger strike,’’ adding that he would not comment on individual prisoners, in line with prison policy.

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Breivik, a far-right fanatic, is serving a 21-year prison sentence for killing eight people in a bombing at the government headquarters and 69 more in a shooting spree at the Labor party’s youth camp in 2011. His sentence can be extended for as long as he is considered dangerous.

In the letter, Breivik says he wants the available PlayStation 2 console replaced by a later version.

Associated Press