Neo-Nazi killer Breivik moving to new prison for ‘change of environment’ — Analysis
Mass assassin’s switch to a brand new facility will happen “within the close to future,” in response to the Norwegian Correctional Service
Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 folks in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity, is about to be transferred to a different jail, the Norwegian Correctional Service (KDI) introduced in an announcement on Tuesday.
Breivik shall be moved from the Skien facility the place he has been held since 2013 to Ringerike jail, some 90 kilometers northwest of the capital Oslo, “within the close to future,” KDI stated. The rationale behind the relocation is that the convicted killer is outwardly uninterested in serving his sentence in the identical ward for nearly a decade.
The service added that it couldn’t have been extra particular concerning the timetable attributable to “safety and privateness causes.”
The switch has been “into account for a very long time,” the KDI stated, explaining that it was essential as a result of “the convicted particular person had served the sentence in the identical ward with a very excessive degree of safety for a few years, and – for that cause – a change of atmosphere can be applicable.”
Breivik, who was referred to within the assertion as “the particular person convicted within the July 22 case,” will get the identical strict incarceration situations at Ringerike as he had at Skien, the service assured.
On July 22, 2011, the far-right extremist killed eight folks with a truck bomb in Oslo and one other 69 in a mass taking pictures at a youth camp on the island of Utoya. By the way, his new jail shall be positioned a couple of 30-minute drive from Utoya.
Through the trial, Breivik insisted that he was a hero, who carried out a “pre-emptive assault towards traitors” he stated have been planning to commit “cultural destruction” of Norway. He’s additionally displayed a Nazi salute in court docket on quite a few events.
He was sentenced to the utmost time period of 21 years for his crimes, with the judges having the ability to prolong his time behind bars if he’s nonetheless deemed to be a risk to society.
Every week in the past, Breivik’s bid to be launched on parole was denied, with the court docket saying that ten years in jail didn’t change the 42-year-old and that he nonetheless “seemed to be devoid of empathy and compassion for the victims of the fear.”
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