The mass murderer's rights were not violated by being kept in isolation in prison, Norway's top court has ruled.Read the full story ›
Mass murderer Anders Breivik has partly won a court case in which he said he was the victim of human rights abuses in prison.
The 37-year-old killer argued his treatment in a Norwegian prison was "inhuman" and "degrading".
Breivik, who is serving 21 years in jail for the 2011 killing of 77 people, sued the Norwegian state over his treatment.
The prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment represents a fundamental value in a democratic society. This applies no matter what - also in the treatment of terrorists and killers.
The ruling said the Norwegian state had not violated Breivik's right to a private life and a family life, and ordered them to pay his legal fees of 331,000 Norwegian kroner (£28,200).
Commenting on the case after the verdict was delivered, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said: "[It's] a case that the Court and judicial authorities have the responsibility to treat."
"It's not a political issue at all. I believe that you should enjoy legal protection," she added.
The mass killer, who massacred 77 people in Norway in 2011, claims he is being held in "inhuman" conditions in prison.Read the full story ›
Anders Behring Breivik has appeared at gym-turned-courtroom at his jail to argue his human rights are abused by being kept in isolation.Read the full story ›
The killer, who is serving 21 years in jail for the 2011 killing of 77 people, is suing the Norwegian state over his treatment.Read the full story ›
An island in Norway is to be sliced open in a tribute to the 69 victims of far-right fanatic Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 massacre.
Artist Jonas Dahlberg won a competition to design a memorial to the dead with his idea to cut a 3.5m-wide excavation through the Sobraten island, which is opposite the former holiday island where the killings took place.
Judges said: "The void that is created evokes the sense of sudden loss combined with the long-term missing and remembrance of those who perished.
"The proposal is radical and brave, and evokes the tragic events in a physical and direct manner."
In August 2012, Breivik was jailed for "as long as he is considered dangerous" by a Norwegian court.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will study political science modules at the University of Oslo whilst serving his 21-year jail sentence, the BBC reports.
The far-right extremist, 34, will have no direct contact with teaching staff, will not be allowed onto Oslo's campus and will not be awarded a degree.
The University's president said it had been a difficult decision to admit Breivik but all Norwegians citizens had a right to education.
"What it demonstrates is that our values are fundamentally different from his," he said.
Breivik killed 77 people in a bombing and mass shooting in July 2011.
Police are searching the home of a Norwegian neo-Nazi for weapons and explosives, a source told Reuters.
Kristian Vikernes was arrested in France, where he now lives, after his wife bought four rifles.
"That was at the origin of the investigation ... There were several suspicions that made the services fear he could possibly carry out a violent act," a police official confirmed.
A neo-Nazi linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested in southwestern France after his wife bought four rifles, raising suspicions he could turn to violence, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.
Kristian Vikernes, who is also a convicted murderer from Norway, had in the past received a copy of a manifesto from Breivik, the office and media reports said.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has released a 27-page letter bemoaning his conditions in prison.
The 33-year-old, who murdered 77 people in 2011, is currently serving a 21-year sentence.
In the letter he bemoaned the "800" strip searches he has had and the fact that he does not enjoy 'enough' social interaction.
According to the New York Times, Breivik is also not satisfied with his three-suite cell - which is fitted with a television and exercise equipment.