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Report: Norway terror suspect Breivik briefly moved as prison is revamped with more security

July 24, 2012 - 5:24 AM

OSLO - Norwegian media say confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik has temporarily been moved to another prison while the facilities where he is normally confined are revamped and equipped with more security.

National news agency NTB says Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bomb- and massacre attack on July 22 last year, was relocated Monday to Skien prison for a period of about ten weeks while the Ila facilities undergo reconstruction.

Ila Prison Director Knut Bjarkeid told NTB that "Ila had asked for a break because of the work that needs to be done."

Norway's Health Directorate has approved plans to build a psychiatric ward inside Oslo's Ila Prison, specially designed for the 33-year-old right-wing extremist. Prison officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment Tuesday.

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