Norway killer Breivik sues government over human rights

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik returns to court on Tuesday, accusing the government of human rights violations for holding him in isolation, the BBC reports.

He has previously compared his conditions in prison to “torture”.

Breivik killed 77 people in 2011 when he bombed central Oslo before going on a shooting spree at a Labour Youth camp on the island of Utoya.

He was sentenced to 21 years in prison in 2012.

Breivik, 37, accuses the Norwegian government of breaching two clauses of the European Convention on Human Rights.

One of the clauses guarantees the right to respect for “private and family life” and “correspondence” and the other prohibits “inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”.

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