Noway has completely lost its mind. A court has ruled that the cold-blooded killer Anders Breivik's solitary confinement has violated his human rights.
It seems the once fierce Viking nation has gone soft on criminals, even this mass murderer who snuffed out 77 Norwegian lives.
Last month Breivik took the Norwegian authorities to court, and won.
Judge Helen Andenaes Sekulic wrote in her decision...... the prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment "represents a fundamental value in democratic society - this applies no matter what - also in the treatment of terrorists and killers." She then ordered the government to pay Breivik's legal costs of 331,000 kroner.
Breivik had argued that solitary confinement, frequent strip searches, and being handcuffed while moving between cells, violated his human rights. And the coffee was cold, the prison food was worse than "water-boarding" and having to eat with plastic cutlery was disgusting.
Norway's most notorious prisoner was sentenced in August 2011 to a maximum of 21 years - which can be extended if still considered a danger - for killing 8 people in a bomb attack and then shooting dead another 69, most of them teenagers on an island in July 2011.
He has one cell for living, another for studying and a third for physical exercise and is provided with exercise equipment, a DVD player, games console, typewriter, books and newspapers.
But now he won't have to speak to his lawyer behind a glass wall, he will be allowed more contact with a "visitor friend" from a local church and will spend more time outdoors.
Although Norway prides itself on the humane treatment of prisoners, concentrating more on rehabilitation than punishment, the thought of this man receiving special treatment is insane and extremely offensive.