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Norway killer Breivik threatened in prison

Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been threatened in prison by another inmate, despite living under the highest security of any prisoner in Norway.

Norway killer Breivik threatened in prison
Anders Behring Breivik during his trial in 2012. Photo: Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix
The rogue inmate, who managed to enter Breivik’s personal section of Skien prison from the prison yard in April, hammered at the door of Breivik’s cell while shouting death threats. 
 
“If there wasn’t a door between us, I’d kill you,” the intruder said, according to a letter Breivik sent to Norway’s Press Complaints Commission. 
 
Karl Hillesland, acting head of the prison confirmed to Aftenposten that the intrusion had indeed taken place. 
 
“There was an incident. The inmate came to the “red door”, which is a security door. There was absolutely no danger of escape or physical contact,” he said. 
 
Breivik wrote the letter to complain about the description of him in Aftenposten newspaper as a “mass murderer”. 
 
Breivik was sentenced in 2012 to 21 years in prison for his brutal twin terror attacks on 22 July 2011, which cost 77 people their lives. 
 

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Norway mosque shooter ‘has admitted the facts’: Police

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his step sister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last weekend, has admitted to the crimes though he has not officially entered a plea, police said on Friday.

Norway mosque shooter 'has admitted the facts': Police
Philip Manshaus appears in court on August 12. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB Scanpix / AFP
Philip Manshaus, 21, was remanded in custody Monday, suspected of murder and a “terrorist act” that police say he filmed himself committing.
   
Answering police questions on Friday, “the suspect admits the facts but has not taken a formal position as to the charges,” Oslo police official Pal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said in a statement.
   
Manshaus is suspected of murdering his 17-year-old step sister Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, before entering the Al-Noor mosque in an affluent Oslo suburb and opening fire before he was overpowered by a 65-year-old man.
   
Just three worshippers were in the mosque at the time, and there were no serious injuries.
   
Manshaus appeared in court this week with two black eyes and scrapes and bruises to his face, neck and hands.
   
Police have said he has “extreme right views” and “xenophobic positions” and that he had filmed the mosque attack with a camera mounted on a helmet. He had initially denied the accusations.
   
The incident came amid a rise in white supremacy attacks around the world, including the recent El Paso massacre in the United States.
   
Norway witnessed one of the worst-ever attacks by a rightwing extremist in July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik, who said he feared a “Muslim invasion”, killed 77 people in a truck bomb blast near government offices in Oslo and a shooting spree at a Labour Party youth camp on the island of Utøya.