The Norwegian man who admits to killing 77 people in a shooting and bombing rampage last July has been allowed out of isolation.
With the move, 32 year-old Anders Behring Breivik will be able to give interviews from prison and will be allowed to speak with visitors for the first time since his arrest last year.
Lippestad lawyer Odd Gron said that authorities had received numerous letters from people wishing to visit Mr Breivik, many of whom are supporters who share his extreme anti-Islamic sentiment.
According to The Telegraph, Gron said, “There have been requests from fans, there are letters from people giving him support, there are people who want to tell him that they don’t want to give him support and also letters from journalists requesting arrangements”.
However, Breivik must first file applications with authorities at Ila prison before he is allowed to attend any meetings. Prison officials still retain the power to deny any appointments deemed to be a safety risk.
Breivik confessed to planting a bomb in a busy government area of Oslo before going on a shooting spree at a youth summer camp run by the country’s ruling Labour Party on 22nd July. Eight people were killed in the bombing and another 69, mainly teenagers, were murdered in the shooting massacre.