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