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 on Wednesday 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.
via star tribune: Finnish neo-Nazi accused of killing man at demonstration
siehe auch: National Police Board to examine outlawing neo-Nazi groups. Finland’s Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen says that he plans to soon discuss with the office of the prosecutor general about ways to outlaw neo-Nazi groups. Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen told Yle that he will speak with the office of the prosecutor general about whether now is the right time to seriously consider outright banning neo-Nazi groups like the Finnish Resistance Movement (FRM). If implemented, a ban on extreme right wing groups would reportedly not only affect registered groups, if such associations carry out illegal acts. Last week a man died of injuries he suffered after allegedly being kicked in the chest by an FRM founding member at a demonstration in Helsinki a week earlier. The incident resulted in many people across Finland calling for authoritative action against such groups. The suspect in the assault was ordered to be held in remand by a Helsinki District Court on Wednesday, and faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.