13:31 GMT11 May 2021
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    The case of Anders Breivik - convicted mass shooter - against the Norwegian state will be heard in Oslo court on Tuesday, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An Oslo court on Tuesday started to hear the case taken by convicted mass shooter Anders Breivik against the Norwegian state for allegedly infringing his rights, local media reported.

    Breivik is suing the government for breaching the European Convention on Human Rights by keeping him in isolation and censoring his correspondence. He argues that solitary confinement amounts to torture while censorship violates his privacy. An Oslo court is due to hear his case behind closed doors at Skien prison. The hearing is expected to run until March 18.

    On July 22, 2011, 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's main motive for the attacks was to promote his far-right militant ideology.

    The mass murderer was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the attacks – the maximum sentence allowed under Norwegian law.


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