Holocaust denial NOT illegal in Sweden
Sweden Refuses to Extradite Danish Neo-Nazi
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
(IsraelNN.com) A Danish neo-Nazi living in Sweden charged in Germany
with distributing Australian White Power materials is indicative of
the globalization of racist movements. Sweden refuses to extradite the
man, saying that he has not committed any crime under Swedish law.
According to The Local, a Swedish English-language news website,
German law enforcement is investigating a distribution chain for
neo-Nazi, racist and Holocaust-denial materials. German laws treat the
distribution of such material in its borders as a prosecutable crime
and have sought to apprehend the operators of the chain living in
Sweden and Denmark.
The Swedish report further noted that the use of symbols such as the
swastika and denial of the Holocaust, crimes in Germany, are legal in
Sweden. The distribution of the material to German recipients took
place from Sweden, justice officials noted, where it is not a crime.
“Furthermore the hate crimes included in the charge list are barred by
the statute of limitations,” The Local explained.
In contrast, in October Denmark approved the extradition of two
leading neo-Nazis sought for related crimes in Germany. Danish legal
authorities are also assisting in the prosecution of the two men, one
a citizen of Germany and the other a Dane. German prosecutors allege
the pair distributed neo-Nazi and White Power music in Germany through
a Denmark-based record label, Celtic Moon.