The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 09, 2012
 

Cold coffee and no moisturiser: Breivik's prison complaints

 
 

OSLO (AFP) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's complaints about prison life range from a lack of moisturiser in his cell to the temperature of his coffee, according to extracts from a 27-page letter published on Friday.

"I highly doubt that there are worse detention facilities in Norway," the right-wing extremist, who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting frenzy in July last year, wrote in the letter to Norway's correctional services, according to tabloid Verdens Gang (VG).

One of Breivik's lawyers had revealed on Thursday that his client believed his prison conditions "breached human rights".

In excerpts from the letter quoted by VG, the 33 year-old, who is being held in near complete isolation at a high security prison outside Oslo after being sentenced in August, outlined a catalogue of complaints that ranged from everyday annoyances to more serious issues.