Anders Breivik appeal rejected as rights have not been violated, says Norway's top court
Norway's top court has rejected an appeal by mass killer Anders Breivik, saying that keeping him isolated in prison is not a violation of his human rights.
Breivik, who is kept away from other inmates in a three-room cell, claimed being held in solitary confinement in "inhumane" conditions had seriously damaged him and made him even more radical in his far-right views.
But the country's supreme court has upheld a ruling made by the court of appeal in January, and said there was "no basis" for a different conclusion.
Norwegians have derided the 38-year-old extremist over his complaints of cold coffee and microwave meals at Skien prison being "worse than waterboarding".
Following the latest legal decision, Breivik's lawyer, Oystein Storrvik, said he would take the case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Mr Storrvik said: "We've always been prepared for the possibility that our case before the Norwegian courts may not succeed."