- He will serve a minimum of ten years in prison for brutal slaughter of innocent people
- Made a fascist salute as he arrived in court today
- Breivik was judged to have been sane at the time so will be sent to jail rather than a mental hospital
- He has admitted the killings and wanted to be declared sane
- The extremist has claimed his victims betrayed their country by embracing a multicultural society
- He planted bomb at Norwegian government HQ, killing eight
- Then went on shooting spree at youth camp on nearby island and killed 69 – half of them teenagers
Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik was today sentenced to 21 years in jail for mass murder after he was declared sane.
The militant extremist, who killed 77 people in a shooting and bombing spree last July, will now be sent to prison rather than a mental hospital.
He had admitted to the murders and said he wanted to be declared sane so his actions were not written off as those of a madman.
Breivik, who will serve a minimum of ten years in prison, considers himself a political prisoner after bombing the government’s headquarters in Oslo and opening fire at a youth camp on a nearby island.
The 33-year-old killed eight people at the Norwegian government’s headquarters and shot dead 69 on the picturesque Utoya island, more than half of them teenagers.
Wearing a dark suit and sporting a thin beard, the mass murderer smirked as he walked into the Oslo courtroom today and raised his fist in a fascist salute.
His lawyers said before the decision that he would accept a prison sentence but appeal any insanity ruling.