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Dutch Act Against Neo-nazi Publisher

Dutch authorities have instituted proceedings against a woman in a northern town for distributing a neo-Nazi journal.

The woman’s post office box in Delfzijl, in the province of Groningen, is a distribution point for Die Neue Front Widerstand, sources said. From the town, which is near the German border, the publication is sent to about 40 subscribers in the Netherlands.

Police also found in her possession neo-Nazi literature destined for a post office box in Assen, capital of the neighboring province of Drenthe.

The woman is known to be connected with the radical right-wing Aktie Front National Socialisten (the National Socialist Action Front, called the ANS). The group is headed by a resident of Groningen who two years ago was sentenced to five months in jail for right-wing extremist activities.

The ANS is described as the most extreme of the neo-Nazi groups in the Netherlands, although its membership is very limited. It is the Dutch branch of a group founded in the 1980s by German neo-Nazi Michael Kuhnen, who died last year.

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