While serving his sentence, mass killer Anders Breivik, the man behind the bloodiest killing spree in the history of modern Norway, expressed remorse over his deeds and voiced a desire to leave the extremist environment. However, many dismissed his “remorse” as mere manipulation.
Convicted Norwegian terrorist and mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people on 22 July 2011, has submitted a request for parole through his lawyer.
“He wants this now. He has been in solitary confinement for over eight years since the trial was over,” Breivik’s lawyer Øystein Storrvik told the newspaper Verdens Gang. “He is entitled to a judicial review of parole at a minimum time of ten years in his case. This is a right that all convicts have and which he wants to exercise,” Storrvik added.
According to Storrvik, there will be a court hearing on whether Breivik is to be released.
“The legal question is whether the conditions for him to continue to be held in custody have been met,” Storrvik said.
Lawyer Storrvik also stressed that they are planning a new lawsuit against the state about Breivik’s conditions of imprisonment.
In 2015, Breivik already sued the state for “human rights violations”. His complaints were initially partially upheld by the Oslo District Court, but the the Court of Appeal later ruled no violations had occurred.
“We plan to follow up the petition with a new lawsuit about the durability of such a…