Far-right mass murderer who killed 77 people and injured 150 has sued the Norwegian state
Far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik – who killed 77 people and wounded 150 in July 2011 in terrorist attacks in Oslo and on the island of Otoga – has sued the Norwegian state for “violating human rights” because of “extreme” isolation. At the same time, according to his lawyer, he filed a new request to be released from prison on restrictive terms.
Perhaps his imprisonment will be extended
Breivik, now 44, was sentenced in August 2012 to 21 years in prison, the maximum sentence under Norwegian law. However, his confinement could be extended if it is proven that he is still a “threat”.
“He filed a lawsuit against the state because he has been held in extreme isolation for 11 years without any contact with anyone other than the guards,” lawyer Oystein Storvik told Reuters news agency. “He was transferred to a new prison last year, where we hoped conditions would be better and he would be allowed to contact others,” Breivik’s lawyer added.
The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten revealed the lawsuit filed by Breivik earlier today.
In 2017, a similar lawsuit filed by the Oslo executioner, who described his detention conditions as “inhumane”, was dismissed.
Last year, a Norwegian court rejected a request for his release on parole because it was considered a “threat” to public order and security.
Breivik’s lawyer estimated that the new case against the Norwegian state will be heard next spring.
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