Original story: 7/22/2011
After he set off a car bomb in the government center in Oslo, Norway, Anders Breivik rode a ferry to the island of Utoya and opened fire on summer camp participants. He murdered eight people in the car bomb attack and 69 people in the attack on the island. A total of 319 people were injured in the two attacks, 209 in Oslo and 110 on the island. Norway sentenced Breivik to 21 years in prison (maximum allowed) but the sentence length can be extended. Source: Wikipedia: 2011 Norway attacks
Update: 4/20/16: Breivik’s human rights violated
The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) determined that Breivik’s rights were being violated. While in prison, he was subject to “inhuman and degrading treatment.” He argued that solitary confinement, poor quality prison food, having to eat using plasticware and frequent strip searches affected his health. Source: The Guardian: Anders Breivik’s human rights violated in prison, Norway court rules
Update: 7/22/16: Victims remembered
On July 22, five years after the attack, Norwegians remembered the victims. They placed flowers at the locations where teens and others were murdered. The name of each victim was read aloud at a memorial ceremony. Source: RT: Breivik massacre 5 years on: World’s deadliest terror attack by lone gunman
Update: 8/5/16: Norway’s will appeal decision
The government of Norway will appeal the European ruling that found the state violated Brevik’s human rights. The appeal has been scheduled for November 29th. Breivik’s attorney stated he will request a later date because of his conflicting work schedule. Source: Business Insider: Norway’s appeal against mass murderer Breivik set for November
Update: 10/22/16: Anders Breivik documentary
Breivik has spent five-and-a-half years in isolation with no contact with other prisoners and restrictions on his correspondence.
A controversial court ruling in April found that Norway allegedly violated Breivik’s human rights by keeping him isolated, which stunned survivors of the Utøya attack and the victim’s relatives.
In court, Breivik complained that he was feeling bad in jail, confined to a three-room cell, grumbled about cold coffee and lashed out against prison food which he called “a torture worse than waterboarding.”
Norwegian Attorney General Fredrik Sejersted argued the state was continuously revising restrictions on Breivik and ensured that none of the recent changes were prompted by the court ruling.
Sejersted disagreed with the allegation that Breivik was kept in “Isolation,” arguing that Norway’s most famous prisoner had had contact with other people, even though they were professionals including guards, lawyers and health workers.
Since August 2011, Breivik has been imprisoned in a section with “Particularly high security.” The type of isolation is called “Relative social isolation.” Additionally, his correspondence by traditional mail is subjected to opening and inspection.
Ironically, Breivik himself is known to suggest that isolation is “The most effective way” to radicalize people, since one never gets corrected by others. Source: Sputnik News: Brevik fights for his rights and wins