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What happened on 22 July in Oslo and Utoya during the 2011 Norway attacks and where is Anders Breivik now?

A NEW film 22 July, which is based on the 2011 Norway terror attacks, just premiered on Netflix.

It was created by English writer and director Paul Greengrass and deals with the same subject as Norwegian drama Utøya-July 22, also released in October 2018.


Breivik giving a Nazi salute in court where he was appealing against being held in solitary confinement

What happened on 22 July in Oslo and Utoya during the 2011 Norway attacks?

In the space of a few hours 77 people – including 55 teenagers – were killed by Anders Behring Breivik.

The right-wing extremist’s murderous rampage began when he set off a bomb in an area central Oslo that’s home to government offices at 3.26pm.

Windows of the prime minister’s offices were blown out and the explosion also damaged the finance and oil ministries.

The bomb contained an estimated 2,090lbs of explosives made of fertiliser and killed eight people with dozens injured.

Dressed as a police officer, Breivik then drove to a ferry and asked to be taken to the island of Utøya, located 25 miles away in a fjord at just before 5pm.

He was armed with pistol and automatic rifle and explained he was going to “do research in connection with the bomb blasts”.

 The right-wing extremist killed 77 people

AP:Associated Press

The right-wing extremist killed 77 people

Breivik’s target was the annual summer camp of the leftwing Labor party’s youth wing which was taking place on the island.

The first shootings were reported at 5.26pm and four minutes later a police SWAT team was dispatched.

Breivik continued shouting at random and survivors described the chaos as teenagers fled from the gunman, some plunging into the water to swim to safety.

He shot at those who tried to swim away while others hid in the undergrowth, cowering in fear.

Officers who arrived at the scene struggled to make it to the island as they couldn’t find a suitable boat.

 Flowers left on Utøya in memory of those killed by Breivik

Scott Hornby – The Sun

Flowers left on Utøya in memory of those killed by Breivik

Officers eventually arrived on the island at 6.25 after pleasure boats were commandeered for the crossing.
A group of terrified youngsters directed officers to Breivik who surrendered to them.

He told police he was the commander of a secret Christian military order plotting an anti-Muslim revolution in Europe.

Where is Anders Breivik now?

At his trial he admitted killing 77 people and injuring 242 but asked to be acquitted.

A court-ordered assessment said was a paranoid schizophrenic, but a second report ruled that he was not psychotic.

The court ruled that he was sane and he was sentenced to 21 years in jail with the possibility of indefinite extensions to his jail term.

He is kept in solitary confinement since he was sentenced, in 2012, is three-cell complex.

The mass murdered can play video games, watch TV and exercise in conditions are better than most other prisoners.

But has continually moaned that being kept away from other prisoners for 22-23 hours a day breaches his human rights.

After a prolonged court battle, he lost his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in June 2018.

The Strasbourg-based court “rejected the application as inadmissible for being manifestly ill-founded”, according to a ruling by a committee of three judges.

Three years ago he began studying political science at the University of Oslo, some of whose professors were targets in his far-right “manifesto”.

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