Anders Behring Breivik might be returned to prison from a psychiatric facility under a provision within Norway’s mental health law even if sent for compulsory treament, reports say.
This part of the law, which has only been used once since being introduced 10 years ago, was applied last summer in the case of a Supreme Court ruling involving a 56-year-old-man. He is still in Bergen’s Sandviken Hospital while a place is prepared at lla prison
According to VG, central sources within Norway’s health and criminal sectors tell the paper this clause is likely to be applied in Breivik’s case.
If sentenced to psychiatric care, the perpetrator will be taken to the hospital at Dikemark to be observed for three weeks. After this period, he can be returned to prison if deemed not to be psychotic but there is a danger of repetition of committing a serious criminal offence.
Breivik’s sentence is due this Friday, 24 August. The Court will be convened at 10:00.
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