Norway Mass Killer Doesn't Have It So Bad: Appeals Court

Anders Behring Breivik isn't being kept in 'inhuman' conditions, court rules
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2017 11:07 AM CST

(Newser) – Anders Behring Breivik isn't being kept in inhuman conditions after all. An Oslo court had agreed last April with the Norwegian mass killer's contention that his imprisonment was "degrading," mainly because he was kept in almost total isolation from other prisoners. On Wednesday, however, an appeals court overturned the previous court's decision on Breivik's human rights case, Reuters and the AP report, noting the 38-year-old's accommodations during his 21-year sentence—a three-room cell with gym equipment and access to TV, reading material, and video games—aren't exactly torturous. The court's ruling noted the conditions for Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, that are strict (such as his lack of contact with others) are due to his "high risk," and it says limited contact with other prisoners is being mulled. Breivik's lawyer says he'll appeal to Norway's Supreme Court. (Read more Anders Behring Breivik stories.)

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