The fact that Norway’s maximum penalty for any crime is 21 years in prison is facing rising criticism in the wake of the twin attacks that killed 93 people, with many deeming the penalty too lax.
Ever since Norwegian media named 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik as the prime suspect, calls have been growing for the maximum penalty under the Norwegian penal code to be extended.
If found guilty, Behring Breivik’s 21 years in prison would equal a penalty of 82 days per killing.
That would be an insult to those dead. Especially when you consider the news that he used “dum-dum” bullets which cause massive internal injuries.