Neo-Nazi ac­cused of killing man at demon­stra­tion

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Au­thor­i­ties in Fin­land have ar­rested a neo-Nazi ac­tivist ac­cused of killing a 28-year-old man dur­ing a demon­stra­tion in Helsinki. The Helsinki Dis­trict Court yes­ter­day re­manded the 26-year-old sus­pect in cus­tody on sus­pi­cion of homi­cide and as­sault. The sus­pect is ac­cused of as­sault­ing the vic­tim who re­port­edly spat on the ground in front of mem­bers of the Fin­nish Re­sis­tance Move­ment at a demon­stra­tion on Sept. 10. The vic­tim was hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter hit­ting his head on the ground. He died of his in­juries six days later. The neo-Nazi group ad­mits the vic­tim was “con­fronted” dur­ing the rally but denies any wrong­do­ing. Po­lice didn’t re­lease names of the vic­tim or the sus­pect. The incident has been widely con­demned by politi­cians and lo­cal me­dia with calls for ban­ning racist and ex­treme or­ga­ni­za­tions.

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