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Norway Massacre: Breivik to stay in jail for eight weeks, four in solitary confinement

Independent.ie reporters

Published 19/09/2011 | 14:37

Anders Behring Breivik , left, sits in an armored police vehicle after leaving the courthouse following a hearing in Oslo Monday July 25. Photo: PA
Anders Behring Breivik , left, sits in an armored police vehicle after leaving the courthouse following a hearing in Oslo Monday July 25. Photo: PA

A Norwegian court has ruled that mass killer Anders Breivik has to stay in jail for eight weeks and four of them in solitary confinement ahead of his trial.

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The 32-year old right wing extremist will now be held in custody until November 14.



He has confessed to a bombing in Oslo and a shooting massacre at a youth camp on a nearby island – 77 people died in the attacks.



The decision was announced by Judge Anne Margrethe Lund after a closed hearing.



The ruling means police can continue to hold Breivik in custody until Nov. 14 when a new detention hearing will be held. The judge said he could be held in isolation until Oct. 17.



Breivik has confessed to the bombing in downtown Oslo and shooting massacre at a youth camp on Utoya island. Seventy-seven people died in the attacks.



But he has denied criminal guilt because she said he’s at war to save Norway and Europe from being overrun by Muslims.



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