SKIEN – Norway’s worst mass killer pledged allegiance to Nazism, compared himself to Nelson Mandela and complained about being served cold coffee and microwaved food as he testified Wednesday in a trial over his prison conditions.
Anders Behring Breivik, 37, accused the government of trying to sap his will to live by isolating him from other prisoners and denying him mail correspondence with other right-wing extremists. “This is inhuman treatment,” said Breivik who killed 77 people in 2011 in a bombing in Oslo’s government district and a shooting massacre
on Utoya island, where the youth division of the left-wing Labor Party had gathered for its annual summer camp.
He used his first chance to speak to an outside audience since his 2012 criminal trial to declare himself a pure “national socialist,” or Nazi. After the attacks he had described himself as a commander of a Christian militant group, which investigators found no trace of.