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Norwegian terrorist Breivik, accused of slaughtering 77 people, makes Nazi salute in court


Skien: Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in bomb and gun attacks in 2011 in Norway, arrived in court on Tuesday for his human rights case against the Norwegian government.

Anders Behring Breivik gestures as he arrives at the courtroom. AP

Anders Behring Breivik gestures as he arrives at the courtroom. AP

As soon as prison guards removed his handcuffs, the 37-year-old extremist turned to journalists and stretched out his right arm in a Nazi salute.

Breivik has sued the government, alleging that it has violated the European Convention on Human Rights by holding him in isolation in Skien prison, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of Oslo. The trial is being held in a gym inside the prison for security reasons.

Breivik set off a bomb in Oslo's government district and then carried out a shooting massacre at the annual summer camp of the Left-wing Labor Party's youth organisation.

AP

First Published On : Mar 15, 2016 21:09 IST

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