Anders Breivik Gets Just 21 Years Jail For Killing 77 In Norway: Skewed Jusctice

Last year the outskirts of Oslo were filled with blood when a racist Anders Breivik went berserk and with his rifle shot 77 Norway citizens to death with his rifle. The man named Anders Breivik expressed no remorse and in the recently concluded trial gave a clenched fist salute as he claimed he acted in self defense.

The trial focussed on the aspect whether Anders was sane or insane. Prosecutors knowing that maximum punishment is only 21 years in prison in Norway had pressed that Anders be declared insane so that he could be incarcerated for life in a mental asylum.

But the court ruled Anders as sane and awarded him 21 years in jail, with an option of release after 10 years as per the law in Norway.

The jail also for Anders is bit of a joke as he will be kept in a room with an attached gym and TV. He will be held in a


prison on the outskirts of Oslo. The verdict was never in doubt as Anders repeatedly boasted of his crime and killings. It was a chilling crime and awarding such an unrepentant killer just 21 years with an release option after 10 years is a mockery of the system of justice in Norway. Having abolished the death penalty, Norway has a maximum prison term of only 21 years in the statute books

The killer appeared in court in a dark suite with tie and smiled when the verdict was read out to him. Surely such a man deserved the death sentence, but in Norway this has not happened. The people of Norway must do some introspection and look at the overall scenario. Violent crime is rising with hate killings on top. Surely there must be a deterrent, but Norway may have to pay dearly in the future when more Anders may appear on the scene.



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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