Anders Behring Breivik

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Court Sides With Mass Killer Breivik on Prison Conditions

'Inhuman and degrading'

(Newser) - The man who massacred 77 people in Norway in 2011 has a won a court fight over what he calls unjust treatment in prison. A court in Oslo agreed with Anders Breivik that some of his imprisonment qualifies as "degrading," calling attention in particular to his solitary confinement... More »

Mass Killer Breivik Greets Judge With Nazi Salute

Decision on his prison treatment expected within weeks

(Newser) - Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik made his first public appearance since his 2012 trial a memorable one on Tuesday. The 37-year-old raised his right arm in a Nazi salute as he arrived in the gymnasium of Skien prison in Norway, where a judge will hear his case against the government,... More »

Mass Killer Suing Norway Over 'Inhumane' Prison Conditions

He's cut off from other prisoners, but he does have a PlayStation

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik —the man who killed 77 people, many of them teenagers, in 2011—is suing the Norwegian government, alleging his treatment while imprisoned has been "inhumane" and "degrading," AFP reports. Breivik's lawyer claims his client has "clear isolation damage" after nearly... More »

Norway Mass Killer Says He'll Starve Himself to Death

Victim suggests he shut up and take his punishment

(Newser) - Anders Breivik, the Norwegian extremist serving a 21-year sentence for massacring 77 people, is complaining once again about getting a raw deal. He says he'll continue a hunger strike "until death" to protest a "drastic deterioration of prison conditions" since early September, the Local reports. The 36-year-old... More »

Mass Killer Breivik Is Going to College

He'll start a political science program from his cell in August

(Newser) - Convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is going to college. The 36-year-old right-wing extremist, serving 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in politically motivated bomb-and-gun massacres in 2011, has been admitted to the University of Oslo's political science program. He will stay in his cell to study,... More »

Killer Breivik Vows Hunger Strike Over PlayStation

He likens current jail treatment (including a lowly PS2) to torture

(Newser) - The man who killed 77 people at a Norway summer camp has threatened to go on hunger strike over, among other things, his video game selection. The AFP obtained a letter sent by Anders Breivik to prison officials in November in which he likened his current treatment to "torture,... More »

College Rejects Breivik's Application

Mass killer wanted to enroll online at University of Oslo

(Newser) - Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won't be a college student after all. The University of Oslo has rejected his application to study in its political science program online from prison, reports the AP . The school says Breivik's "qualifications do not suffice," and it surely didn't... More »

Mass Murderer Breivik's Next Step: College Student?

He applies to University of Oslo, with prison's blessing

(Newser) - Those who thought Anders Behring Breivik got a ridiculously light sentence of 21 years for murdering 77 people in Norway will be just thrilled to hear the latest development about him: The unrepentant anti-Islamic extremist has applied to Oslo University, and the school is considering, reports the Local . Breivik's... More »

Neo-Nazi Metal Star Busted for Terror Plot

French suspect Vikernes planned 'large act'

(Newser) - A Norwegian black-metal musician and alleged sympathizer of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested in France on what authorities say was suspicion he could be planning "a large terrorist act." Prosecutors identified the suspect as Varg Vikernes, a neo-Nazi who earned notoriety in the 1990s after... More »

Norway Massacre Turned Into a ... Musical?

New work contemplates Anders Breivik's mass killing

(Newser) - An upcoming British musical show will tackle the grim subject of Anders Breivik's 2011 massacre of 77 people, reports the Guardian . But after researching in Norway, David Greig opted to set his work, called The Events, in Scotland and not mention Breivik's name. "Some people asked us... More »

Adam Lanza's Motive: Out-Kill Norway Shooter

Sandy Hook gunman was obsessed with Breivik: sources

(Newser) - Adam Lanza drew motivation from Norway's most notorious mass murderer when he opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, CBS News reports by way of two sources. The officials, who have been briefed on the investigation, say Lanza considered himself in competition with Anders Breivik, who bombed and gunned... More »

Breivik Whines: I'm Served Cold Coffee

Norway mass murderer also upset that he doesn't get enough candy

(Newser) - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik isn't done complaining about his life in prison : Now he says prison officers are trying to drive him to suicide in conditions he describes as "a mini Abu Ghraib," with strict security regimes and unpredictable guards. What makes it so Abu... More »

Breivik Writes Fan Letter to Alleged Mass Killer

He urges German neo-Nazi to go 'political'

(Newser) - Mass murderer Anders Breivik fired off a fan letter from prison earlier this year—to, you guessed it, an alleged mass murderer. Starting with "Dear Sister Beate," Breivik wrote an impassioned letter to Beate Zschäpe, who is suspected of aiding a neo-Nazi group in killing nine immigrants... More »

Norwegian Mass Killer Complains About Prison

Anders Behring Breivik equates his writing restrictions to 'sadism'

(Newser) - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage, has complained that he is being held in inhumane conditions and is being denied freedom of expression. "He has written a long complaint that he is being held in a section... More »

Europe Flirts With Breivik's Anti-Immigrant Message

Right-wing politicians like the philosophy, deplore the violence

(Newser) - The European right has widely rebuked Anders Behring Breivik for his violence, but also thinks the Norwegian killer had something of a point, reports Reuters . Many European conservatives—like Italian politician Mario Borghezio—were already echoing the language of extremists like Breivik to criticize the growing Muslim presence there. "... More »

'Sane' Breivik Gets 21 Years

Norway reaffirms commitment to multiculturalism in wake of attacks

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik was found sane by a Norwegian court today and sentenced to the nation's maximum punishment: 21 years in prison, reports CNN . Prosecutors had asked the court to find Breivik insane, which would have sent him to a secure mental health facility, but the five-judge panel unanimously... More »

Breivik's Fate: 3-Room Cell or Personal Psych Ward

Norway killer learns his fate Friday

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik is expected to learn his sentence Friday for the rampage in Norway that killed 77. His guilt isn't in question, so he won't be going free. But as the AP notes, he won't exactly be getting harsh treatment no matter the outcome. If he... More »

Norway Cops 'Could Have Stopped Breivik'

Investigation fiercely criticizes police response

(Newser) - Police could have caught Anders Behring Breivik before he was able to set off a bomb in central Oslo, and should have responded faster to his massacre at the Utoya Island youth camp, an independent inquiry has concluded. The damning report, released today, says that Norway's cops could have... More »

Norway Remembers Terror Victims on 1st Anniversary

77 killed by bombs, bullets 1 year ago today

(Newser) - Norway is commemorating the 77 victims of a bomb and gun massacre that shocked the peaceful nation one year ago. Anders Behring Breivik, a 33-year-old far-right fanatic, has admitted to the July 22, 2011, attacks: a bombing of the government headquarters in Oslo, killing eight, and a shooting rampage that... More »

Breivik Is Sane, Insists ... Defense

Prosecutors disagree as testimony wraps up

(Newser) - It's not exactly the way you'd expect things to shake out: Prosecutors want Anders Breivik ruled criminally insane—but the confessed killer's own lawyers say he knew what he was doing, Reuters reports. "Breivik wishes to be punished for his actions—that is, to be treated... More »

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