The testimony of two Canadians helped indict a neo-Nazi leader in the United States.
Bill White, a Virginia white supremacist and self-styled “commander” of the American National Socialist Workers Party, was charged Dec. 11 with seven counts relating to threats against five people.
White, 31, was indicted after secret testimony from a Canadian human rights lawyer, Richard Warman — the alleged target of one threat — and also from Canadian Jewish Congress chief executive officer Bernie Farber. They testified in September before a U.S. grand jury in Virginia.
Writing on his Internet site, overthrow.com, White allegedly said “RW,” which the National Post newspaper confirmed as referring to Warman in the indictment, “is an enemy, not just of the white race, but of all humanity, and he must be killed. Find him at home and let him know you agree.” The site published Warman’s home address.
Warman, a former employee of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, has initiated scores of human rights complaints and lawsuits over Internet postings, many by far-right extremists.
One of the charges against White is knowingly transmitting interstate communications containing a threat to injure “RW.” None of the charges relate to Farber, though he also was threatened on White’s site.
White faces up to 55 years in prison and $1.75 million in fines if convicted on all counts.
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