Mass murderer in court again – level 3

21-01-2022 15:00

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute as he entered court for a parole hearing. The hearing will decide if he should be released after spending more than a decade in prison.

In 2011, Breivik murdered 77 people, many of them young people attending a summer camp, and one year later, he went to prison for 21 years, the maximum possible time under Norwegian law. However, the right-wing extremist now appeared in court, to ask for early release, arguing that he should be given the chance of parole after ten years in prison.

Last week was the first time in five years that Breivik appeared in public, and the first thing he did in the courtroom was give a Nazi salute. He also carried signs of him in English that were about the end of the genocide of so-called white nations. Speaking to three people, Breivik said that he’d been brainwashed before blowing up a van bomb in Norway´s capital, Oslo, and before shooting 69 people on the island of Utøya. He said he no longer represented a danger to the public. However, he said that he was still fighting for white supremacy and that he would continue through peaceful ways.

Difficult words: parole (the temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before the end of the prison time because of good behavior), genocide (the purposeful killing of a large number of people with the goal of destroying a nation or ethnic group), white supremacy (the belief that white people are a superior race, and they should have control over people in other races).

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