Democracy Now: Norwegian Mass Killer Breivik Sentenced to Maximum Prison Term


A Norwegian court has convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik for the bombing and shooting rampage that left 77 people dead one year ago. On July 22, 2011, Breivik set off bombs at government buildings in Olso, killing eight people, before shooting dead 69 others at a Labor Party youth camp, most of whom were teenagers. Breivik has said he targeted the ruling Labor Party because its policies were too open to Muslim immigrants. In a long-awaited verdict earlier today, a five-judge panel declared Breivik to be sane and fit for trial, sentencing him to 21 years behind bars. That is the maximum prison term under Norwegian law, but it can later be prolonged.

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~ by wheresthemic on August 24, 2012.

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