Originally Posted by Moriendor
I'm a little surprised that he was declared "sane". From everything that I have read about the background of Breivik and his behavior throughout the crime and the subsequent trial I would personally judge him to be completely bonkers.
I don't know enough about Norwegian law but if Norwegian law is as lax as our German law (here in Germany even the worst terrorists of the 1970s/1980s era have been released from jail in the meantime) then my guess is that they declared him sane because it might facilitate keeping him locked up once the 21 years are up.
At least I hope so. I'd hate to see this guy walk free again. In Germany he would have a very high chance to get out one day. I sincerely hope that the Norwegian verdict is making it impossible for him to be released from jail - ever.