Danish High Court Upholds Extradition of U.S. Neo-nazi

The Danish Supreme Court last week upheld a German extradition request for American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck.

In Germany, Lauck, 41, faces charges of incitement, encouraging racial hatred, distributing illegal propaganda and Nazi symbols, and belonging to a criminal group.

He has been a major supplier of anti-Semitic propaganda in Germany.

The Aug. 244 ruling upheld tow lower court decisions ordering the extradition.

As Lauck left the Danish high court to return to jail, he said, “This is a Jewish state.”

The Anti-Defamation League, who has dubbed Lauck “the Farm-Belt Fuhrer,” praised the ruling.

“We commend the Danish government for its pursuit of Lauck’s extradition and for defending its decision through the appeal process,” said David Strassler, ADL national chairman, and Abraham Foxman, ADL national director.

“We are confident that the German authorities will vigorously prosecute Lauck, whose inflammatory racist and anti-Jewish materials have been an essential component of the murderous German neo-Nazi movement.”

Lauck, a native of Lincoln, Neb., was arrested in March by Danish authorities outside Copenhagen on a warrant from the prosecutor of Hamburg, Germany.

Lauck is accused of smuggling banned neo-Nazi literature into Germany for more than two decades, to be copied and distributed among neo-Nazi groups.

He is the head of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party-Foreign Organization, a name derived from the official title of Adolf Hitler’s party. Lauck has said his group is heir to the Nazi party and that Hitler was “too humane.”

The ADL officials also said, “It is entirely appropriate that Lauck should be tried in a German court for his longstanding efforts to destroy German democracy and restore the nightmare of the Third Reich.”

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