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Norway’s Infamous Mass Murderer Is Still Giving the Nazi Salute in Court

The Norwegian government seeks to keep Anders Behring Breivik in solitary confinement.

A Norwegian appellate court is weighing assertions that Anders Behring Breivik is more dangerous now than he was when he killed 77 people in 2011, as the government seeks to keep the convicted terrorist in solitary confinement.

Brevik, sporting a beard and wearing a black suit and tie, entered the courtroom Tuesday in a converted gym at Skien prison, where he is being held, and raised his right hand in a Nazi salute. Judge Oystein Hermansen asked the self-avowed neo-Nazi not to repeat the salute (which he did at his original trial in March), saying it insulted the dignity of the court.

The 37-year-old mass murderer won a surprise victory last April when the Oslo district court ruled his human rights were being violated because he was held in solitary confinement.

The decision is now being appealed, and on Tuesday Attorney General Fredrik Sejersted outlined the government's case, asserting Breivik is even more dangerous now than he was before.

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