41-year-old Anders Breivik, who killed a total of 77 people, bombing the Norwegian government quarter in Oslo and attacking the Norwegian Labour Party’s summer camp on Utøya Island, is trying to utilise his country’s laws and make a fortune on his story.
Jailed Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik (legally Fjotolf Hansen), who is currently serving a 21-year sentence for his 2011 killing spree, has sent letters to 20 people and media companies, trying to sell them book, film and interview rights, the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan reported.
According to author and journalist Christoph Andersson, a specialist on right-wing extremism and one of the recipients of the letter, Breivik estimated the value of his story at SEK 86 million (nearly $10 million). Breivik’s lawyer has confirmed to Andersson that the letter is genuine.
Andersson stressed that Breivik has a trump card in his hand, because the Norwegian principle of openness and availability of information doesn’t apply to the judiciary. This means that access to preliminary investigation material and interrogations must be approved by the terrorist himself.
In other countries, such as Sweden, it would be a violation of the constitution to let convicted murderers decide who is allowed to read their preliminary investigations, Andersson stressed.
In 2011, Anders Behring Breivik became the deadliest mass murderer in Norway’s history, pulling off a dual attack against Oslo’s government…