>> The European Court of Human Rights, rejected a appeal by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, on Thursday. Dismissing a claim that his near isolation in prison, amounts to inhuman or degrading treatment. Breivik, who has legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, is serving Norway's longest sentence, 21 years.
He killed 77 people in a car bombing and shooting spree in 2011, the Nordic country's worst act of violence, since World War II. Breivik is held in a three room cell, with no access to other inmates. His only contact are lawyers and professionals, such as guards and health workers.
He argued, that amounted to a violation of a ban on inhuman and degrading treatment. And a right to privacy and family life, under the European Convention on Human Rights. A Strasbourg based human rights court disagreed, saying his application was inadmissible and manifestly ill-founded. Norway says draconian measures are justified, for an unrepentant far-right extremist who could be attacked by other prisoners.