- - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Citing the European Convention On Human Rights, a Norwegian court declared that spree shooter Anders Breivik must not be kept in solitary confinement.

Judge Helen Andenaes Sekulic cited Article III of that treaty, which is headed “Prohibition of torture” and reads simply, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

While in the United States solitary confinement calls to mind a small dank cell with no creature comforts, the British newspaper The Guardian notes that Breivik enjoys “a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and exercise.”

Sekulic also ordered the Norwegian government to reimburse Breivik more than $40,000 for his legal expenses.

Breivik’s July 22, 2011 spree shooting at a youth camp was the deadliest such mass murder on Norwegian soil since World War II, according to CNN.


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