Norway violated mass killer Breivik’s human rights, court rules

OSLO- Norway violated mass killer Anders Behring Breivik’s human rights by keeping him in a “completely locked world” after being sentenced for killing 77 people in twin attacks in 2011, a court ruled on Wednesday. The ruling, which took many by surprise, found that the killer had been subjected to strip searches, had been woken up hourly by guards for long periods and that the authorities had done little to alleviate the impact of his isolation. A survivor of Breivik’s shooting spree said the decision “feels a bit like being punched in the gut” and a newspaper editorial denounced the decision as “wrong”. A law professor said it was likely to be appealed.



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