Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011, has requested parole. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison in 2012. The sentence can be extended indefinitely.
According to his lawyer, Breivik also plans to file a new lawsuit against the Norwegian state over the conditions under which he is being held. He lives separately from the other prisoners in three cells of ten square meters each. With the lawsuit he wants to protest against the long period of isolation.
In 2015, the terrorist also filed a lawsuit against his solitary confinement. The court then agreed with him. In higher appeal The Norwegian court ruled two years later that Breivik’s rights would not be violated by detaining him alone. According to the court, he does not suffer psychological damage from his solitary confinement.
Youth camp at Utoya
In the summer of 2011, Breivik, disguised as a police officer on Utoya Island, shot and killed 69 people. The victims were mainly teenagers who were there in a youth camp of the Workers’ Party. Shortly before, he had bombed a government building in Oslo. Eight people lost their lives.
According to his lawyer, Breivik is “entitled to a legal review for parole at the end of the minimum period, which in his case is 10 years. It is a right that all convicts have and he wants to exercise it.”