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Norwegian court rules mass killer Breivik's rights violated

FILE - In this Friday, March 18, 2016 file photo, Anders Behring Breivik stands on the fourth and last day in court in Skien, Norway. The right-wing extremist was convicted of terrorism and mass murder for 2011 bomb and gun attacks in Norway that killed 77 people. (Lise Aserud/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)  NORWAY OUT

FILE - In this Friday, March 18, 2016 file photo, Anders Behring Breivik stands on the fourth and last day in court in Skien, Norway. The right-wing extremist was convicted of terrorism and mass murder for 2011 bomb and gun attacks in Norway that killed 77 people. (Lise Aserud/NTB Scanpix via AP, File) NORWAY OUT  (The Associated Press)

A Norwegian court has ruled that right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's human rights have been violated during his imprisonment for terrorism and mass murder.

The Oslo district court side says the prison conditions breached an article in the European Convention on Human Rights prohibiting inhuman and degrading treatment.

The court dismissed Breivik's claim that the government had also violated his right to respect for private and family life.