Neo-Nazi Blood & Honour banned in Russia
The Supreme Court prohibited the activity of international Neo-Nazi organization Blood & Honor in Russia having found it extremist, the official spokesperson for the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said on Wednesday.
The organization’s ideology is rooted in racial, ethnic, national, religious and social animosity and hatred, Marina Gridneva said.
Gridneva said that its leaders and members also seek to change Russia’s constitutional system by force.
Some of the organization’s active members in Russia have already been brought to criminal justice for committing serious extremist crimes as well as acts of terrorism.
The ruling that the organization is extremist substantially expands the scope of law enforcement authorities, Gridneva said.
Blood & Honor was established in 1987 and promotes Neo-Nazism. The organization has branches in a number of countries including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.
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