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Strong Operational Links Between German and Swedish Neo-Nazis

Com­ment: A recent Spiegel arti­cle not­ed the strong links between Swedish and Ger­man neo-Nazis, anoth­er in a series of rev­e­la­tions about the per­pet­u­a­tion of a vir­u­lent Nazi/fascist milieu in Swe­den.

“Attack Reveals Ger­man-Swedish Neo-Nazi Alliance”; de Spiegel; 2/23/2009.

Excerpt: One of the sus­pects in the bru­tal attack by neo-Nazis on left-wing demon­stra­tors last week­end is Swedish. The inves­ti­ga­tion has revealed strong links between Scan­di­na­vian and Ger­man far-right groups.

Police in Ger­many inves­ti­gat­ing a bru­tal attack by neo-Nazis on left-wing activists just over a week ago have uncov­ered close ties between far-right groups in Ger­many and Swe­den.
The attack took place on Sat­ur­day Feb. 14 after pro­tes­tors from across Ger­many had gath­ered in Dres­den to oppose a huge demon­stra­tion by neo-Nazis to com­mem­o­rate the World War II bomb­ing of the city by the Allies. Dur­ing the march­es, which saw 10,000 demon­stra­tors march against right-wing extrem­ism as 6,000 neo-Nazis like­wise took to the streets, police were able to keep the two sides apart. There were, how­ev­er, some instances of vio­lence as the groups made their way home.

In one par­tic­u­lar­ly vicious attack a group of 15 to 20 neo-Nazis attacked two bus­es car­ry­ing labor union mem­bers, peace activists and mem­bers of the Left Par­ty at the Teufelsstahl auto­bahn rest stop near Jena. Five peo­ple were injured in the attack and one of them, a 42-year-old man, suf­fered seri­ous head injuries and had to under­go surgery.

Inves­ti­ga­tors now say that the sus­pects in the case include a 21-year-old Swedish right-wing extrem­ist from Nynäshamn. He is report­ed to be a lead­ing mem­ber of the “Blood and Hon­or Scan­di­navia” neo-Nazi net­work and he has a Ger­man-lan­guage Web site, reg­is­tered in his own name, which spe­cial­izes in pro­pa­gan­da. Video mes­sages by Udo Voigt, the leader of Ger­many’s far-right Nation­al Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty (NPD), and by his deputy Jür­gen Rieger, have been post­ed on the site. . . .


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