Anders Behring Breivik has been sentenced to 21 years in Jail. Anders Brevik’s verdict of killing 77 people in Norway was delivered on Friday morning.
A Norwegian Court ruled that the mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is sane, sentencing him to 21 years in prison.Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen handed down a sentence of “preventive detention” of at least 10 years and a maximum of 21 years.
The judge noted that such sentences can be extended under Norwegian law as long as an inmate is considered dangerous.
Breivik admitted killing 77 people in the attacks that traumatised Norway and shocked the world, claiming eight victims in an Oslo blast and taking 69 more lives, mostly teenagers’, in a shooting frenzy at an island summer camp.
The 33-year-old loner — who sees himself as a Nordic warrior against Europe’s “Muslim invasion” and against all those who promote multi-culturalism — was widely expected to be locked away for the rest of his life.
Breivik, who laid out his hateful world view in a rambling 1,500-page online manifesto, was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and declared criminally insane.
Breivik, who boasts of being an ultranationalist who killed his victims to fight multiculturalism in Norway, wanted to be ruled sane and says he acted out of “necessity.”
On 22 July 2011, Breivik bombed the government buildings in Oslo, which resulted in eight deaths. He then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers’ Youth League (AUF) of the Labour Party on the island of Utøya where he killed 69 people, mostly teenagers.
Two pairs of court-appointed psychiatrists have examined Breivik prior to his 2012 trial. In the first report Breivik was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. A second evaluation was commissioned following widespread criticism of the first report.
One week before the start of his trial the second psychiatric evaluation was published with the conclusion that Breivik was not psychotic during the attacks and he was not psychotic during their evaluation rather he is an extreme narcissist.
The trial of Anders Behring Breivik began on 16 April 2012 and closing arguments were held June 22.