It is not yet clear whether the state will appeal the ruling in which the court partially upheld the claim of Anders Behring Breivik that he is serving time under inhumane conditions.
The ruling has been met with disbelief in a number of foreign media outlets and were met with disappointment and anger from several quarters in Norway, while others thought it was a courageous ruling and a healthy sign that a person like Breivik also is included in the ECHR .
– We are surprised with the ruling and disagree , the public prosecutor Marius Emberland concluded and added that the prosecutors soon will decide on a possible appeal, after consultation with the state.
Attorney Thomas Horn, who has previously written a doctoral thesis on remand and isolation, consider it highly likely that the state will appeal.
At a press conference after the decision became known, Breivik’s counsel Øystein Storrvik stated that his client is not going to appeal the parts of the ruling in which his claim were not upheld, but also emphasized that the isolation has to be repealed.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today I