DHAKA: Prosecutors in Norway have called for self-confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to be considered insane in their closing argument at his trial.
Prosecutor Svein Holden said there were still doubts about his insanity but he should be placed in psychiatric care, not sent to prison.
Judges in the trial in Oslo are due to deliver their verdict in the trial in July or August, reports BBC.
Breivik killed 77 people and injured 242 on 22 July of last year.
He bombed government buildings in Oslo before shooting young Labour Party supporters at an island camp.
Breivik sought to justify his attacks by saying they were necessary to stop the ‘Islamisation’ of Norway.
He himself has said he wants to be found sane, believing his extreme-right anti-Islam ideology will then have to be taken seriously, rather than being portrayed as the works of a madman, says the BBC in Oslo.
The defence concludes on Friday.
BDST: 1918 HRS, JUN 21, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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