Denmark will extradite two producers of rabidly neo-Nazi music to Germany.
Flemming C. and Stephan G., who were arrested in Denmark on Aug. 27, are wanted for producing, commissioning and distributing the music.
The Oct. 7 announcement comes as England debates whether to extradite accused Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben to Germany.
In the Danish case, the decision by Denmark’s Ministry of Justice reportedly was part of an international effort to prosecute purveyors of far-right music. According to the Deutsche Welle news service in Germany, the two producers may be responsible for the production of 100,000 illegal CDs on the Celtic Moon label.
The two producers will have a chance to counter the extradition order in court, said Morten Jakobsen of Denmark’s Justice Ministry International Office. Reportedly one is German and the other Danish. According to reports they are linked with, among others, members of the right-wing extremist National Democratic Party of Germany. Critics of the party for years have been calling on the German government to ban the NPD. Meanwhile, the German-born Toben is imprisoned in England, denied bail as he awaits a decision on extradition to face Holocaust denial charges in a Mannheim court. Toben, who now lives in Australia and founded an anti-Semitic organization there, was en route from the United States to Dubai when he was nabbed during a stopover in London.
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