Breivik wants release from prison – VG

REQUESTS RELEASE: The terrorist Anders Behring Breivik during the appeal case against the state in 2017. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Anders Behring Breivik now wants to be released on probation. He is also planning a new lawsuit against the state for violating his human rights.

The mass murderer’s defender, lawyer Øystein Storrvik, informs VG.

– On behalf of him, I have submitted a request for parole, Storrvik says to VG.

– He is entitled to a court trial of parole at a minimum time of ten years in his case. This is a right that all detainees have and which he wants to use, says Storrvik.

The lawyer states that the mass murderer signed the petition with the names Anders Behring Breivik and Fjotolf Hansen.

– There will be a court hearing if he is to be released on probation. The legal question is whether the conditions for him to continue to be held in custody have been met, says Storrvik.

In 2012, Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people, after the terrorist attacks on the government quarter and AUF’s summer camp on Utøya on 22 July 2011.

– He wants this now. He has been in solitary confinement for over eight years after the trial was over, says Storrvik.

In the summer of 2015, Breivik sued the state for human rights violations. He was partially upheld in Oslo District Court, but the Borgarting Court of Appeal acquitted the state and ruled that the penitentiary regime around him did not violate human rights.

The Supreme Court rejected Breivik’s appeal, and the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights then dismissed the appeal.

Storrvik also warns that they will sue the state again.

– We plan to follow up the petition with a new lawsuit about the durability of such a long isolation under the European Convention on Human Rights. It has now been so long since the question was dealt with, the lawyer says.

Storrvik states that he has regular contact with the mass murderer in prison.

– His prison conditions have not been significantly improved since this was last dealt with by the courts, says Storrvik, and adds:

– The so-called compensatory measures are not sufficient to be able to make such long-term isolation legally sustainable, says Storrvik.

This is planned to be brought in a separate civil lawsuit against the state, according to the lawyer.

Leader Lisbeth Kristine Røyneland in the Support Group on July 22 says they do not want to comment on the case.

Nor does AUF want to say anything about the case, says political adviser Eirin Kristin Kjær.

Published: 16.09.20 at 11:51

Updated: 16.09.20 at 16:39

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