STAVANGER, Norway — Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian right-wing extremist who killed 77 folks in a bomb and gun rampage in 2011, will strive for the second time Monday to sue the Norwegian state for allegedly breaching his human rights.
Norway’s worst peacetime killer claims his solitary confinement since being imprisoned in 2012 quantities to inhumane therapy below the European Conference of Human Rights.
Norway favors rehabilitation over retribution, and Breivik is held in a two-story complicated with a kitchen, eating room and TV room with an Xbox, a number of armchairs and black and white photos of the Eiffel Tower on the wall. He additionally has a health room with weights, treadmill and a rowing machine, whereas three parakeets fly across the complicated.
Even so, his lawyer, Øystein Storrvik, says it’s not possible for Breivik, who now goes by the identify Fjotolf Hansen, to have any significant relationships with anybody from the skin world, and says stopping his shopper from sending letters is one other breach of his human rights.
An analogous declare throughout a case in 2016 was accepted, however later overturned in the next court docket. It was then rejected within the European Courtroom of Human Rights. Breivik sought parole in 2022, however was judged to have proven no indicators of rehabilitation.
On July 22, 2011, Breivik killed eight folks in a bomb assault in Oslo earlier than heading to a youth camp for a center-left political group on Utøya island, the place, dressed as a police officer, he stalked and gunned down 69 folks, principally youngsters. The next yr, Breivik was handed the utmost 21-year sentence with a clause — hardly ever used within the Norwegian justice system — that he might be held indefinitely if he’s nonetheless thought-about a hazard to society.
He has proven no regret for his assaults, which he portrayed as a campaign towards multiculturalism in Norway.
Many regard Breivik’s flirtations with the civil and parole courts as makes an attempt to attract consideration to his trigger and even bask as soon as once more within the worldwide limelight, as he had completed at occasions throughout his felony trial. Lisbeth Kristine Røyneland, who leads a help group for survivors of the assaults and bereaved households, says her group is “happy with the choice” to not permit a livestream of his feedback from this court docket case.
The state rejects Breivik’s claims. In a letter to the court docket, Andreas Hjetland, a authorities legal professional, wrote that Breivik had up to now proven himself to be unreceptive to rehabilitative work and it was “subsequently troublesome to think about which main reliefs by way of sentencing are doable and justifiable.”
The trial shall be held Monday within the gymnasium in Ringerike jail, a stone’s throw from Utøya.