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.