Convicted mass killer Anders Breivik wins human rights case against his prison 5 years ago

Convicted mass killer Anders Breivik wins human rights case against his prison

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won a part of a human rights case against the State of Norway this Wednesday.

The right-wing extremist killed dozens of young people on the island of Utoya in July 2011, having previously set off a car bomb on the same day that killed eight people.

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BBC News reports Breivik has claimed that his solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day was 'unhuman and degrading'.

The judge ruled that article three of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) "required that prisoners be detained in conditions that did not exceed the unavoidable level of suffering inherent in detention."

Judge Helen Andenaes Sekulic said the right to not be subjected to inhumane treatment was a fundamental value in a democratic society, and should be applied to 'terrorists and killers' as much as your average prisoner.

If neither side responds within a week, there will be an effort made to facilitate Breivik's integration into the prison system.

(Lead Image via RT)