STOCKHOLM (May. 25)
Bjoern Lundahl, the 30-year-old Swedish Nazi, was committed yesterday for trial on charges of being “an armed threat to law and order” after pleading not guilty. Lundahl was arrested two weeks ago after a police raid which uncovered a Nazi ring that had documented plans to kill all Swedish Jews and which had allegedly conducted espionage for Egypt against Israel.
Lundahl, who faces a sentence of from six to ten years’ imprisonment if convicted, contended that the subversive documents found by police in his organization’s headquarters had been planted by a Swedish youth, Goeran Granquist, who then told the Swedish newspaper, the Express, about the Nazis. Granquist turned up in Israel over the weekend, contending his life was not safe in Sweden.
Swedish police officials disclosed they had sent an official to Israel to interview Granquist and to try to persuade him to return to Stockholm to testify against Lundahl. The police official, returning from Tel Aviv, said Granquist had denied faking the evidence but refused to return to Sweden, telling the police official he intended to settle in Israel.
Six assistants arrested with Lundahl were released after the Attorney General was refused a prosecution application to extend their detention.