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Killer Anders Breivik claims conditions in Norwegian prison ‘violate his human rights’

Inhumane: Jailed mass murdered Anders Breivik claims the high levels of security in prison violates his human rights

Inhumane: Jailed mass murdered Anders Breivik claims the high levels of security in prison violates his human rights

(h/t: CriticalDragon)

Killer Anders Breivik claims conditions in Norwegian prison ‘violate his human rights’

  • Prison conditions are ‘inhumane’ says Breivik’s lawyer
  • Utoya survivor slams the claim, saying ‘he is not in prison for shoplifting socks’

By SARA MALM

Mass murderer Anders Breivik has written a letter to the Norwegian prison authorities complaining about the conditions in jail.

The 33-year-old, convicted of killing 77 people, claims the tight security at an Oslo prison violates his human rights and the UN Torture Convention.

Breivik also claims that restricted access to a computer and censoring his correspondence ‘violates his freedom of speech,’ his lawyer said today.

After his prison sentence was handed down on August 24, Breivik has in practice been denied access to the computer which was provided for him before the court ruling, lawyer Tord Jordet told AFP.

Furthermore, all letters he sends and receives are censored as soon as politics is mentioned, he added.

‘His freedom of speech is being violated,’ Jordet said. ‘Being deprived of this freedom of expression breaches the constitution and human rights.’Breivik’s activities in prison were restricted after Norwegian paper Verdens Gang exposed his correspondence with high-ranking right-wing extremists this summer.

The letters asked for help to ‘continue the fight’ and establish a new extremist network he called the Conservative Revolutionary Movement.

Despite this, Tord Jordet called the isolation and ‘deprivation’ of recreational and social activities inhumane.

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice has declined to comment on the matter, but survivors and families of victims have expressed their anger at Breivik’s comments.

‘He is welcome to cry his crocodile tears, But Anders Behring Breivik will never be anything but the coldblooded child-murderer and assassin who took nearly 80 human lives,’ Utøya survivor Eivind Rindal, 24, told Verdens Gang.

Eivind says the security and restrictions reflect the crimes Breivik has committed.

‘He is being treated like a prisoner who has done what he has done.’

‘Breivik must understand that he’s not in prison for shoplifting a pair of socks. He should be grateful that he has been convicted in Norway.

‘There are a lot of other countries who would have treated someone who has committed the crimes he has completely different.’

Breivik is serving the Norwegian maximum sentence of 21 years and is expected to spend most of that time at high security facility Ila prison near the capital Oslo.

He slaughtered 77 adults and teenagers when he bombed government buildings in Oslo and carried out a mass shooting on the island of Utoya in July last year.

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  • Yusuf

    Norway has a messed up penal system. In the US you forgo all rights once you are in prison and 21 years is not nearly enough for killing multiple people let alone the amount he did.

  • Wanderer

    The United Nations Declaration on Human Rights does insist that even prisoners and criminals are afforded basic human rights. Initially, the document was also to contain a detailed list of RESPONSIBILITIES, but alas, due to the complexity and time-constraints, this critical list never materialised. The result? People are more than willing to assert their rights, but all too eager to shun their responsibilities.

    This incident serves as a hyperbolic consequence of ‘rights over responsibilities’ dogma that prevails in society at large. At this point, all this story does is make me hang my head in heartbroken shame for myself first, and then humanity…

  • Lo

    So, restricting computer access is ‘inhumane’, huh? As opposed to killing children at a summer camp? FFS…

  • sir David (aged 13 3/4)

    I think Rookie has a fair point . Let the public know who he is writing too. My money is on Mrs MacBeth geller.
    Then as much of his writing as possible should be printed in the press . The stupidity , hate , violence will be there for all to see. To hide such evil in darkness or a grave is only to encourage such filth and lies to grow . Only the light of public debate and facts can kill these evil ideas

    Sir David

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold CriticalDragon1177

    @Sam Seed,

    No the sentence was too lenient in my opinion, but they can’t just ignore what the law says, and let the victims families vote on what should happen to him.

  • Xithurel

    Oh this is rich, a terrorist, child killing Nazi fascist, complaining about his human rights; when he himself ignored the human rights of his victims – so rich. He gave up his human rights when he stopped being human. Mr. Crusader *spit*, is lucky to be alive at all.

    I think he should remain alive, rather than glorifying him in the eyes of his supporters ( Geller and the likes ) and he would love to declare himself a martyr – so executing him is giving him what he wants. Yeah that’s not going to happen. Let him live long, and miserable confined to darkness, never to heard from, or seen by civilized society ever again.

  • Sam Seed

    @CriticalDragon1177 – Was the sentence right in your opinion?

    I know what the law dictates but laws have evolved and in most cases in Europe are simply too lenient for the crime committed (murder in this case). Why should the general tax payer have to pay to keep him alive?

    Too many innocent people die as opposed to the criminals, something is wrong. What would the victim say?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GargamelGold CriticalDragon1177

    @Sam Seed

    The law needs to decide what should be done with him, if they law is too lenient or too harsh, than people should work to have it changed.

  • Sam Seed

    Think about it folks, hanging would have been humane and just. Imprisoning a cold-blooded murderer is a smack in the face for the victims’ families. It should be upto the victims’ families to decide what sort of justice he should receive because the judge and jury are not going through the pain the families who have lost their loved ones are having to go through.

    I feel justice has not been done. An eye for any eye, unless the victims families say otherwise. Ghandi may have coined the phrase ‘an eye for an eye will make the whole world go blind’, but a life for life is the most just punishment and will not leave the world blind.

  • Reynardine

    You’re right, Rookie. That would be most interesting. And meanwhile, he can be extremely glad the U.S. didn’t get jurisdiction over him somehow. I think we’d be buying furniture polish for Old Sparky around now.

  • rookie

    “Breivik’s activities in prison were restricted after Norwegian paper Verdens Gang exposed his correspondence with high-ranking right-wing extremists this summer.”

    Hm, I wonder who these were?
    What do you guys think?

  • Crow

    Prison not to your liking a**hole? Its waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy past time that you were sent to hell. Hang him and end his misery

  • MC

    Prison? Give him the injection and end it already for God’s sake.

  • mindy1

    He has what me and my Jooooish brethern call Chutzpah :P Let me give him some C.difficle, S. pyogenes, and we would REALLY see his “rights” violated

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