FASCIST mass murderer Anders Breivik who slaughtered 77 people in Norway 2011 in the name of white supremacy executed a Nazi salute as he appeared in public for the first time in years.
The 37-year-old is fighting the Norwegian state in court over accusations that his human rights have been breached after being held in solitary confinement for the majority of his sentence.
Norwegian authorities have been keen to prevent the far-right narcissist, who murdered dozens of children, from establishing an ‘extremist network’ from his prison cell.
Breivik has access to three cells where he can alternatively exercise, relax and study. He prepares his own meals and is kept in isolation from other inmates. Interaction with the outside world is typically conducted behind glass panels with lawyers and psychologists.
His lawyers are now suing the state for breaching the articles prohibiting “inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” and the denial of respect for “private and family life” as well as “correspondence”.
Previous legal cases issued by prisoners have found that extended isolation can easily satisfy a human right’s breach but the Norwegian attorney general has claimed his treatment is “well within the limits of what is permitted”. Authorities also cite his communication with prison staff as mitigating the “torture” Breivik is complaining of.
In July 2011 the far-right militant issued an obscure manifesto ranting against Islam and cultural Marxism before launching a bomb attack outside a government building in Oslo killing eight people. He then fled to the island of Utoya where he shot dead a further 69 people at a Labour party youth camp.
He received the maximum sentence permitted under Norwegian law of 21 years, although the term can be extended if he is still considered a threat to society.
Whether or not a sociopath said to be revelling in the adulation of the far-right diagnosed by narcissistic personality disorder will change his tune after 20 years in isolation remains to be seen.