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Court Upholds Norwegian Murderer, Anders Breivik’s Suit On Inhuman Treatment

Norwegian mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik’s suit, challenging the Norwegian state on “inhuman treatment” has been upheld by court.

In a suit which hammered on human rights abuse, Breivik argued that some of the treatment towards him amounted to “inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”.

In her ruling Wednesday, Justice Helen Andenaes Sekulic held that the right not to be subjected to inhuman treatment represented “a fundamental value in a democratic society” and also applied to “terrorists and killers”.

After the ruling, Breivik’s Counsel, Oystein Storrvik, demanded that his solitary confinement be repealed.
It would be recalled Breivik, a right-wing extremist, killed scores of young centre-left political activists in an attack on the island of Utoya in July 2011.

Earlier the same day, he set off a car bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people.

The extremist challenged the government over his solitary confinement, which prompted he being kept alone in his cell for 22 to 23 hours a day. He is also denied contact with co-inmates and allowed to communicate only with prison staff through a thick glass barrier.

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