Police introduces airplane ban over Skien prison

Norwegian PrisonsSkien prison.Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

The police bans airplanes from flying over Skien prison during the lawsuit on Anders Behring Breivik’s prison conditions. The reason is the safety of those involved and those who live in the area.

We do not want drones or UAV to be hovering over the prison while the trial is in progress,  police chief of Grenland Annie Sandersen  said to the newspaper Varden.
Anders Behring Breivik has sued the state for human rights violations, and   for safety and practical reasons, Oslo district court has decided that the trial will be held in a makeshift courtroom in the high security prison  in Skien, where Breivik is serving time. The case will start on Tuesday 15 March, and the court has set aside four days for the courtroom proceedings.
The no fly-zone will be extended to an area of just over 4.5 kilometers and 2,500 feet, and will apply from 14. to 18. March.
– The ban applies to all aircrafts flying through the zone, both vessels with a pilot and vessels without a pilot,  the acting head of the police in Oslo, Rita Kilvær, stated in a letter to Norway ACC and CAA.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today