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18th Jan 2022

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik applies for parole for 2011 killings

Melissa Carton

Breivik showed no remorse for his crimes.

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is in the process of applying for parole for his 2011 crimes.

Breivik set off a car bomb outside the government headquarters in Oslo in July 2011, killing eight people and wounding dozens.

He later went to the island of Utøya, where he opened fire on the annual summer camp, killing 69, most of whom were children.

Breivik’s killings, which were sparked by his right wing extremist views, have been named as one of the worst atrocities to occur in Norway.

Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, but under Norwegian law is now eligible for parole.

The 42-year-old showed no remorse at his hearing and entered the courtroom while doing the Nazi salute and wearing white supremacist messages pinned to his blazer and his bag.

Breivik also held up a sign with more white supremacist messages.

It is believed he called the hearing as a way to have his extremist views heard rather than to genuinely apply for parole.

Speaking on the behalf of the survivors of Breivik’s attacks, Lisbeth Kristine Røyneland said;

“The only thing I am afraid of is if he has the opportunity to talk freely and convey his extreme views to people who have the same mindset.”

While the results of the parole hearing will not be determined until the end of the month, it is believed that it will not be granted as many still view Breivik as a major threat to society.