Norwegian Prosecutor’s Office: Breivik may commit a new crime

Convicted for the attack that killed 77 people in Oslo and Utoya in 2011, Anders Breivik may still commit another crime. It was reported on January 2 by Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen, citing the prosecutor’s office.

State prosecutor Hulda Karlsdottir explained that according to the assessment of the prosecutor’s office, based on the materials received from the correctional services, there is still a risk that Breivik will commit another serious crime.

“At the end of his sentence, the defendant will likely still have the will and ability to commit many very brutal murders,” the indictment against Breivik said.

In July 2011, Breivik detonated a bomb in a government quarter in Oslo and then gunned down staff and guests at a Norwegian Labour Party youth camp on Utøya Island. Most of his 77 victims were teenagers – the youngest were just 14 years old. In July 2018, a monument was unveiled in Oslo to those who died at the hands of the perpetrator.

Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, with the possibility of repeated extensions. Breivik later said repeatedly that he organized the attacks to prevent the decline of Norwegian culture as part of the right to self-defense and the fight against multiculturalism.

In 2016, Breivik’s complaint against the state was tried in Sheen prison. He complained about inhumane prison conditions and his inability to communicate with people. In the autumn of 2020 he applied for an early release, in 2021 the minimum term of his sentence expired.

On November 10, 2021 it became known that Breivik would be released on parole in the prison, but not in the court, as the criminal wanted. The court session will begin on January 18, with four days for the process.