Norway neo-Nazi acquitted

A Norwegian appeals court acquitted a neo-Nazi leader of insulting Jews. The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten reported Tuesday that Tore Tvedt was cleared by the Borgarting Court of Appeals despite having made numerous anti-Jewish statements in a 2003 interview with VG, the largest newspaper in Norway.In the interview Tvedt, 64, said “the Jews are the main enemy,” they “have killed our people” and “they are evil murderers.” He added, “They are not human, they are parasites that shall be rooted out.” Tvedt had been convicted of insulting Norway Jews and was sentenced to 45 days in prison and two years probation. The appeals court ruling declared that his statements were not racist, Aftenposten reported.

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