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Breivik, who killed 77 people in July 2011 in the country’s worst acts of violence since the second world war, took the Norwegian authorities to court last month, alleging that the solitary confinement in which he had been held for nearly five years breached the European convention on human rights.
The prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment “represents a fundamental value in a democratic society”, she said in a written decision. “This applies no matter what – also in the treatment of terrorists and killers.” The judge ordered the government to pay Breivik’s legal costs of 331,000 kroner (£35,000).
Brevik had argued during a four-day hearing at the Skien prison 80 miles (130km) from Oslo, where he is serving his sentence, that solitary confinement, as well as frequent strip searches and the fact that he was often handcuffed while moving between cells, violated his human rights.
Breivik, who made a Nazi salute on the opening day of the proceedings but later said he had renounced violence and compared himself to Nelson Mandela, also said isolation was having a negative impact on his health, and complained about the quality of the prison food – including microwaved meals that he described as “worse than water-boarding” – and having to eat with plastic cutlery.
Judges heard that Breivik had one cell for living, another for studying and a third for physical exercise, and that although his visits and contacts with the outside world were strictly controlled, he had been provided with exercise equipment, a DVD player, games console, typewriter and books and newspapers.
originally posted by: Ilovemygreatdanes
He would've been shanked to death by now, if only in America.
Somehow, someway... Even in solitary.
Not pro prison state or generally death penalty, but dear lord this "man" should be no more
The prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment “represents a fundamental value in a democratic society”
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly
This fascist scum should have been defenestrated, repeatedly, and then brained to death with a tungsten funeral urn containing the mixed ashes of his victims.
But an XBox one, and all the time in the gym that he can handle will have to do...
I personally am against the death penalty, but not because it is "Cruel and Unusual", quite the opposite. I think that is the easy way out. No matter how well gilded the cage, it's still a cage. I would rather die than spend my life in prison...any prison.