Saturday March 23, 2019
Home Uncategorized Norway: Breiv...

Norway: Breivik sues government for human rights violation

0
//
Photo by Photo by www.counter-currents.com

Oslo: Norway’s mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has sued the government for violating his human rights by exposing him to extreme isolation in prison, media reported.

“We delivered the legal papers to the Oslo District Court,” Xinhua quoted local newspaper VG as saying on Wednesday.

“The main reason for the lawsuit is the extreme isolation my client has been exposed to,” Behring Breivik’s lawyer Oystein Storrvik was quoted as saying.

Storrvik said that Breivik was being subjected to inhuman treatment at prison.

Breivik has been living under the highest security of any prisoner in Norway without any contact with other inmates and visits have been very limited.

“My client’s communication with the outside world has been severely restricted. Mails have been either totally banned or strictly censored,” Storrvik said.

The Norwegian government has previously said that Breivik’s prison conditions comply with European laws.

Breivik, 33, set off a car bomb that killed eight people outside government headquarters in Oslo on July 22, 2011 and then killed 69 others in a shooting rampage on Utoya Island, where young members of the governing Labor Party had gathered for their annual summer camp.

Photo by  Photo by www.counter-currents.com

In 2012, Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison at the Oslo District Court.

Norway’s penal code does not have the death penalty or life imprisonment, and the maximum prison term for Breivik’s charges is 21 years. However, inmates who are considered a threat to society can be held indefinitely.

(IANS)

Next Story

Norway Blames Russia for Jamming GPS Signals Again

"Jamming is also a threat to, among others, civilian air traffic and police and health operations in peacetime."

0
Norway, Russia
A lone car has it's choice of entry ramps onto highway E-18, usually one of the busiest roads leading into the Norwegian capital, because the onset of vacation time slows Oslo to a relaxed crawl, as seen July 16, 2004. VOA

Norway’s foreign intelligence unit on Monday expressed renewed concerns that its GPS signals in the country’s Far North were being jammed, as Oslo again blamed Russia for the “unacceptable” acts.

In its annual national risk assessment report, the intelligence service said that in repeated incidents since 2017, GPS signals have been blocked from Russian territory in Norwegian regions near the border with Russia.

The jamming events have often coincided with military exercises on Norwegian soil, such as the NATO Trident Juncture maneuvers last autumn and the mid-January deployment of British attack helicopters in Norway for training in Arctic conditions.

Norway, GPS

Norway’s foreign intelligence unit on Monday expressed renewed concerns that its GPS signals in the country’s Far North were being jammed. Pixabay

“This is not only a new challenge for Norwegian and Allied training operations,” the head of the intelligence unit, Morten Haga Lunde, said as he presented the report.

“Jamming is also a threat to, among others, civilian air traffic and police and health operations in peacetime.”

Norway has on several occasions raised the issue with Russian authorities, and is cooperating with other Nordic countries to gather as much information as possible, Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen said.

Norway, GPS
Norway has on several occasions raised the issue with Russian authorities. Pixabay

“It’s important… to say clearly that this is unacceptable,” he told television channel TV2 Nyhetskanalen.

ALSO READ: U.S. Congressional Negotiators Have Reached a Deal to Avoid Another Government Shutdown

In November, neighbouring Finland summoned Russia’s ambassador to Helsinki to answer to accusations that Moscow had disrupted geopositioning signals on its territory during the Trident Juncture exercises.

Moscow has rejected the allegations as baseless. (VOA)