Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has told a courtroom that the state has tried to kill him with five years of solitary confinement.

The right-wing extremist is suing the government, complaining that his jail conditions break human rights laws – but the state denies this.

A report by BBC News says Breivik told the court it would have been more humane to shoot him than treat him like an animal for the past five years.

Breivik murdered 77 people in twin attacks in July 2011.

He carried out a bombing in central Oslo before driving to the island of Utoeya, where he opened fire on children at a Labour party youth camp.



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