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AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis Oslo: Children sit by floral tributes left in memory of the victims of the 22 July bomb and gun attacks.
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Anders Behring Breivik demands are "unrealistic, far, far from the real world"
Defence lawyer says Norway attacks suspect has issued two lists, with one calling for the resignation of the Norwegian government.

THE MAN suspected of carrying out the double terrorist attack which killed 77 people in Norway a week ago has issued a list of demands his lawyer describes as “unrealistic”.

Defence lawyer Geir Lippestad says his client Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has issued two lists. One list contains fairly mundane requests typical of an inmate, such as for cigarettes and regular clothing.

The other, Lippestad says, is “unrealistic, far, far from the real world and shows he doesn’t know how society works”.

That second list includes calls for the government to resign and requests for Japanese specialists to investigate him. Lippestad claims Breivik believes Japanese investigators “understand the idea and values of honour” and would understand him better than a European one.

Lippestad also said he believes Breivik is linking that second list with his willingness to share information about two other alleged terrorist cells he had mentioned earlier during police questioning.

Although police continue to investigate his claims, they say they have found no evidence he was assisted in carrying out the attacks.

Eight people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside government buildings in Oslo city on 22 July. Within the hours following the explosion, a gunman opened fire on people attending a Labour Party youth camp, killing 69 people.

Breivik’s lawyer had previously said he believed that the case shows his client is insane.

Breivik has agreed to be evaluated by psychiatrists. He is being detained in solitary confinement and is not allowed any visitors, bar his lawyer.

- Additional reporting by the AP

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