Mass murderer Anders Breivik wins lawsuit against Norwegian state for 'inhuman' treatment

A court has ruled that Norway violated mass killer Anders Breivik's human rights by keeping him in isolation in prison.
Anders Behring Breivik attending court in Skien prison, Norway, on March 18, 2016.
Anders Behring Breivik attending court in Skien prison, Norway, on March 18, 2016. PHOTO: EPA

OSLO (AFP) - A Norwegian court ruled on Wednesday (April 20) in favour of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in his lawsuit against the Norwegian state over his "inhuman" prison conditions.

"The court... has concluded that the prison conditions constitute inhuman treatment," the Oslo district court said, noting that the rightwing extremist had been held in isolation for almost five years.

The judge ruled however that his right to correspondence had not been violated.