Breivik Changes Name

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The Norwegian 38-year-old political mass-killer has changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, according to his lawyer, who also said Breivik had told him the reasons for the change but the lawyer didn’t want to tell them.

Hansen is a common last name. Around 1% of Norwegians are Hansens.

Fjotolf is a name carried by only around 4 people, so most Norwegians have never heard of the name. The internet is guessing. “Fjott” translates as “dork,” and people have said the “olf” might refer to “Adolph” due to the sound.

Breivik Trial Judge Dropped

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The state’s appeal of the ruling in favor of Norwegian political mass killer Anders Breivik has undergone a change in judges.

Justice Ellen Mo was set to preside over the appeal — in May the Oslo District Court found that Breivik’s charges that the state was treating him unfairly according to the EU Convention on Human Rights, ie violating his human rights, and the state appealed the decision — but her service in government has caused her to be dropped.

Mo served briefly under the Labour Government in 2000-2001. She was Finance Minister under premier Jens Stoltenbert.

Breivik’s attacks targeted the Labour Party, whose policies Breivik considered detrimental to Norway. In particular, the mass immigration policies that Breivik and a minority of Norwegians at the time took issue with. Since that time, largely due to several large-scale attacks in various Western countries and a change in media coverage of violence committed by Muslims, more Norwegians have taken stances against mass immigration.

The appeal will begin November 29 and is expected to take around four days.

Munich Shooting Actually Didn’t Have Ties to Anders Breivik — German Investigators Change Their Minds About the Link

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German investigators in the case of Munich mass shooter David Ali Sonboly, who early on stated that the man was linked to Norwegian political mass killer Anders Breivik — Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae was quoted saying there was an “obvious” link, which was widely reported in the media —  have changed their minds on that point.

German authorities are now discounting the reports that Sonboly had been particularly influenced by a study of Breivik’s attack, although the attack on Utoya took place five years earlier to the day.

Sonboly purchased a 9mm pistol on the internet, according to Bavarian investigators. He may have lured victims to the mall by promising them free food at a restaurant there. He fired 57 bullets of 300 he brought in a backpack before being silenced by one police bullet.

Sonboly was a German with Iranian citizenship. He possessed a collection of books about mass shootings in his room, according to police.

He is believed to have planned the mall attack one year in advance.

The young man had a history of psychiatric treatment, having been counselled for a period of two months.

Norway Appealing Ruling in Favor of Breivik

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The government of Norway is appealing the verdict delivered last week that found that the state did violate political mass killer Anders Breivik’s human rights guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights.

The state had, in the eyes of the court, subjected Breivik to inhuman and degrading treatment.

“The prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment represents a fundamental value in a democratic society,” Judge Helen Andenaes Sekulic stated. “This applies no matter what – including in the treatment of terrorists and killers.” Breivik had complained about solitary confinement, unpleasant treatment by prison staff, and unpleasant prison services.

However, the judge found that Breivik’s rights to marry had not been violated by the state, which had monitored and censored Breivik’s communications with the outside world.

Ombudsman Answers Breivik’s Charges Of “Inhumane” Prison Treatment

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Norway’s parliamentary ombudsman has visited the prison in which political mass killer Anders Breivik has been locked up since 2012, and reported Wednesday that the conditions of the prison could represent inhumane treatment as alleged by Breivik in his lawsuit against the Norwegian State.

Breivik has brought suit against his country for what he says are violations of his human rights as guaranteed under the European Convention of Human Rights — specifically the articles dealing with torture, infringements of private and family life, correspondence, and the right to marry.

Ombudsman Aage Thor Falkanger presented his report of the prison:

“The regimen in the very high security unit imposes very strict conditions on inmates’ freedom of movement and their possibility to have contact with other people.

“This, and the fact that in reality there is an extremely limited number of inmates in the very high security unit, means that this regimen represents an elevated risk of inhumane treatment,” Falkanger reported.

The ombudsman made several recommendations to reduce the risks of inhumane treatment, including more interaction with guards and inmates and a review of handcuff use.

In 2012, Breivik was convicted in the 2011 killings of 77 people — mostly family members of a political party with which Breivik was aggrieved due to their immigration policies. Breivik prepared for his attack far in advance and wrote a 1,518 manifesto detailing his history and beliefs, as well as his motivation.

Breivik Will Make First Public Appearance

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Norwegian political mass killer Anders Breivik cannot be refused in his hope to meet the national court, according to the judge in the matter. Breivik is suing his country for alleged human rights violations regarding his imprisonment.

Judge Helen Anenaes Sekulic told government lawyer Marius Kjelstrup Emberland that she could not see the court had any authority to refuse to meet the prisoner if that was his desire.

Breivik has not appeared in public since 2012 when his sentence was handed down for the killing of 77 political targets — family members of the ruling Norwegian Labour Party — during a group retreat on Utoya Island in 2011.

The government lawyer had requested that Breivik appear via video link, but Breivik’s laywer Oystein Storrvik argued that the court would have to see Breivik in person in order to properly understand the effect of his prison conditions.

Breivik is alleging that the conditions of his imprisonment violate articles 3, 8, and 12 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Breivik alleges that he is enduring torture and infringements on his right to private and family life, home and correspondence, as well as, effectively, being barred from finding a marriage partner.

Read more: Breivik May Hunger Strike To Death

Breivik May Hunger Strike To Death

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According to Dagoladet, Norwegian political mass killer Anders Breivik has threatened to hunger strike to death.

Breivik, who killed 69 people in 2011 — mostly the children of a Norwegian political party Breivik was aggrieved of for their policy on immigration in the Scandinavian nation — has complained of the conditions of his imprisonment, according to his lawyer, Oystein Storrvik.

Breivik cannot bear anymore and shall hunger strike to death, according to Storrvik.

Among the complaints are claims Breivik has been mistreated for 4 years and exposed to 884 forced naked searches and 2300 grab maneuvers. During the two and a half years of solitary confinement so far served, he has spent less than 5 minutes per day in contact with other humans, Breivik has reported.

Storrvik may sue Norway for violations of Breivik’s human rights because of the prison conditions.

By James Haleavy