MOSCOW, December 22 (Sputnik) — Norwegian Correctional Services have banned Anders Breivik, who is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder and bombing in 2011, from sending letters fearing the felon may be recruiting supporters, VG reported Monday.
"Breivik had no intention of tying ordinary and healthy friendships," the Correctional Services statement stated as quoted by VG. The Services suspected he was trying to send letters to people willing to use extreme violence and terror.
According to the media outlet Breivik attempted to send at least 220 letters, 85 of them in the last six months. The letters, which the Correctional Services believe are an attempt to form a network of supporters, were addressed to people whom he had no relation to before the terrorist attacks.
Breivik's lawyer Geir Lippestad told VG that the decision would be appealed in court, as he believes that "it is not legally tenable to censor letters without reviewing individual letters."
On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik bombed A government building in Oslo, killing eight people. On the same day he traveled to a Norwegian Labor Party youth camp dressed as a police officer. He fatally shot 69 people, most of whom were teenagers. Breivik confessed and stated the aim of his attack was to save Western Europe from a Muslim takeover.