22 July terrorist Anders Behring Breivik had announced in an open letter that he would start a hunger strike in protest against changes in prison conditions.
Talking to Dagbladet, lawyer Øystein Storrvik says the authorities will not intervene his hunger strike according to laws. Therefore Breivik will be allowed to have a hunger strike to death.
Inmates’ right to decide their own destiny is stronger than duty to provide immediate health assistance, according to the penal code.
Breivik must have “adequate information” and health services must ensure that he has “understood the consequences for his own health by refusing treatment but nobody can intervene him, writes the newspaper.