Mass killer Breivik partly wins court case against Norwegian state

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:10 GMT

OSLO, April 20 (Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik partly won a court case against the Norwegian state, in which he said he was the victim of human rights abuses in prison, a Norwegian court ruled on Wednesday.

"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," judge Helen Andenaes Sekulic said in her ruling.

The ruling also said the Norwegian state had not violated Breivik's right to a private life and a family life. (Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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