And that for killing so many people?!
Friday’s twin attacks in Norway that killed 76 people have sparked growing outcry at the country’s penal code, under which even the man now accused in the mass killings would face a maximum penalty of only 21 years in prison if convicted.
If found guilty in the massacre and given that maximum sentence, Anders Behrin Breivik, 32, would serve roughly 100 days in prison per killing.
“So many innocent people have been killed that I think he doesn’t have the right to live,” Mari Kaugerud wrote on her Facebook group “Yes to the death penalty for Anders Behring Breivik,” which already has 1,783 members, the AFP reports.
Dozens of similar groups have sprung up since Friday’s killings, some calling for the death penalty, others for life in prison.
“People like that shouldn’t be able to get out among normal people,” a 31-year-old Iranian-born shopkeeper identified only as Mustafa told AFP. “If he gets 21 years, how old will he be? 53! No, he’s ruined too much to ever get out.”
Breivik is accused of the initial bombing in the capital of Oslo, as well as the subsequent shooting rampage at a Labor Party youth camp on an island outside the city. He is said to be an anti-Muslim extremist who left a online manifesto before carrying out the attacks.
The court ordered him held for eight weeks while prosecutors investigate, four of which will be in isolation, saying Breivik could tamper with evidence if released…
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Read also what the Guardian has to say here.