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Norwegian killer complains of prison conditions

OSLO — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who is serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage last year, has complained that he is being held in inhumane conditions and is being denied freedom of expression, his lawyer said Friday.

‘‘He has written a long complaint that he is being held in a section with particularly high security,’’ said Tord Jordet. “He is today the only one in this ward and the security regime is the strictest in Norway.’’

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Breivik, 33, has said the attacks were justified because his victims were traitors for embracing multiculturalism.

The court found Breivik sane and said his sentence can be extended for as long as he is considered a danger to society.

In his letter to prison officials Breivik protested that the censorship of his letters was so strict that his freedom of expression was being impinged upon, Jordet said.

Norwegian tabloid VG, which aid it had acquired a copy of the letter, quoted Breivik as saying he was allowed to use only a soft and bendable safety pen.

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