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Anders Breivik: Norwegian mass killer is a bad candidate for prison release, prosecutor says

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Anders Breivik: Norwegian mass killer is a bad candidate for prison release, prosecutor says

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On the final day of a three-day parole hearing in Norway, prosecutor Hulda Karlsdottir said she had a ‘clear opinion’ that a far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 was a bad guy. candidate for release after 10 years in prison, as permitted by Norwegian law.

Far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik is serving the maximum 21-year sentence in Norway for detonating a bomb in Oslo’s government district and carrying out a shooting massacre at a summer camp for young left-wing activists.

On the opening day of the hearing, Breivik held white supremacist views and gave Nazi salutes while claiming to have renounced violence.

Karlsdottir added that Breivik seemed more concerned about addressing the media, but his attorney, however, said he should be given a chance at freedom and refuted allegations that Breivik’s appearance at a parole hearing was a ” publicity shot “.

“I believe that when you have a person sitting in solitary confinement for ten years, they have to think about the possibilities of freedom. When they are then given absolutely legitimate access to the court to decide on freedom, then it is important to try it” , explained Øystein Storrvik.

Breivik reiterated again on Thursday, when he had the final say at the close of the hearing, that he was refraining from violence.

A psychiatrist who has observed him since 2012 testified on Wednesday that the far-right extremist could not be trusted and a prison official told judges hearing the parole application “there is a imminent danger” that, if released, Breivik would again commit serious crimes.

Lisbeth Kristine Royneland, who lost her daughter in the attack, added that the three-day parole hearing proves how “dangerous” Breivik is.

“You know, he’s following a plan, and that plan was published in 2011 in his compendium, which says how he’s going to use the media to get his right-wing rhetoric across. And that’s what he did. And so , I’m a bit disappointed with the media, some media, because I think it’s fine to film the trial as a document, but not to broadcast it live.”

His defense team argued that he should be released to prove that he is reformed and no longer poses a threat to society.

A final decision will be made later this month.

Anders Breivik: Norwegian mass killer is a bad candidate for prison release, prosecutor says

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