Breivik rul­ing ap­pealed

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HEL­SINKI: Nor­we­gian mass mur­derer An­ders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 peo­ple in a bomb­ing and shooting ram­page in 2011, is re­turn­ing to court this week as the gov­ern­ment has ap­pealed against a rul­ing that his iso­la­tion in prison breaches the Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Hu­man Rights.

The right-wing ex­trem­ist, 37, who ad­mit­ted to the killings that Prime Min­is­ter Erna Sol­berg called “one of the dark­est days in Nor­we­gian his­tory”, was con­victed of mass mur­der and ter­ror­ism in 2012 and given a 21-year prison sen­tence that can be ex­tended for as long as he’s deemed dan­ger­ous.

Le­gal ex­perts say he will likely be locked up for life. – AP

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