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A truly ugly irony about Norway's maximum 21 year sentence

Reader comment on item: Breivik & Guantánamo

Submitted by arild nordby (Norway), Aug 19, 2012 at 01:52

Until 1981 (just 2 years after Breivik was born..), Norway's penal allowed for full life imprisonment.

In June that year, the courts were forever denied that opportunity with a law amendment that said that the maximum penalty would be 21 years.

The reigning prime minister at that time?

None other than Gro Harlem Brundtland, the primary hate object for Anders Behring Breivik, who he hoped to decapitate with a knife he brought along to Utøya.

Fortunately for her, he was many hours delayed (due to uploading problems in distributing his manifesto), so that when he arrived there, both she and her grand child had left the scene.


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