Norwegian Murderer Of 77 Wins Verdict For “Inhumane” Prison Treatment
Now Court Will Now Review Ruling
Anders Breivik, the most prolific murderer in Norway’s history, was imprisoned after killing 77 people in a gun attack in 2011.
In April of 2016 Breivik won an ‘inhumane conditions’ verdict for being kept in “inhumane and degrading” conditions.
What exactly were the “inhumane and degrading” conditions that Breivik was experiencing?
- Cold coffee
- Frozen microwave dinners
- Plastic cups and plates
- Regular use of handcuffs
- “humiliating” strip searches
- Being denied opportunities to meet other Nazis
- Being denied a chance to marry a Nazi
- Being banned from publishing books he has written
A Norwegian court will on Tuesday examine the state’s appeal against a ruling that right-wing extremist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been treated inhumanely since being jailed for killing 77 people nearly six years ago.
A lower court made waves in April when it found that Breivik’s human rights were violated as he was subjected to “inhumane” and “degrading” treatment in prison — a decision that disturbed many families of the victims, mostly teenagers at a summer island camp.
“We hope that the state wins this new round, that justice digs deeper into the case,” said the head of a family support group, Lisbeth Kristine Royneland, whose 18-year-old daughter was shot dead by Breivik in the killing spree on Utoya island.
Breivik is imprisoned in a 30 square-metre (320 square-foot) three-cell complex where he’s allowed to play video games and watch television on two sets. The 37-year-old also has a computer without internet access, gym machines, books and newspapers.
Perhaps the most outrageous part of this case is the actual prison sentence that Anders Breivik received.
Breivik is serving only a 21 year sentence for murdering 77 people and injuring over 300 in a bombing and shooting attack.
From The Daily Mail:
Breivik first car-bombed a government building in Oslo, leaving eight dead and more than 200 injured.
He then made his way to a summer camp for Labour Youth members on Utoya, where he roamed the island with a gun, mowing down 69 and leaving more than 100 injured.