>> Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been in court today, as the Norwegian state starts an appeal against a ruling that it's violated his human rights by keeping him in extreme isolation since 2011. I am Reuters' Alister Doyle outside the jail here in Skien, South Norway. Anders Behring Breivik appeared in court for the first time in a year.
He did a Nazi salute which upset the judge, upset the court. It's the first time he's been in public for a year since a court last year ruled that Norway has violated a ban on inhuman and degrading treatment under the European Convention on Human Rights. The Norwegian state is appealing against that ruling, saying that it has to restrict him to a cell for 22, 23 hours a day with only contact with prison guards, prison health officials.
No contact with other inmates or anything. He has no contact with his family, the last time he met someone from his family was his mother in 2013, who died of cancer that year. So the court last year said that this extreme isolation is a form of degrading and inhuman treatment.
The Attorney General said today that Breivik, nobody knows how dangerous he is. In the run up to the attack in 2011, when Breivik killed 77 people, nobody knew what a danger he was.