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Bonn Asks Extradition of Neo-nazis Held in Belgium

October 28, 1981
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The Federal Prosecutor has asked Belgian authorities to extradite three West German neo-Nazis arrested in Belgium last week after a bomb blast outside an Antwerp

synagogue which claimed three lives and injured 100 persons. The suspects are believed to be members of the “Peoples Socialist Movement,” described by security services here as one of the most dangerous of the extreme right-wing groups.

West German State Television last week linked the group to the synagogue bombing in Antwerp. The extradition request said the men are wanted for bank robbery, membership in a terrorist organization and illegal possession of arms. According to authorities here, the “Peoples Socialist Movement” finances its activities by robbing banks. Three of its members killed and two captured in a gun battle with police near Munich last Tuesday night, were believed to have been on their way to rob a bank.

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