Swedish neo-nazi expelled from Poland

Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński concurred with the opinion of the Internal Security Agency (ABW) and decided to expel a Swedish neo-nazi Anton T. from Poland.

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Mr T. (name withheld under the Polish privacy law) is a member of neo-nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement. The organisation operates in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. It has also its members in Iceland.

“On October 31, 2019, the Interior and Administration Minister made a decision about immediate expelling a Swedish national Anton T. from Poland,” Stanisław Żaryn, spokesman of the Secret Services Minister-Coordinator announced.

“The head of the ministry shared concerns of ABW about the presence of the Swedish national in Poland, claiming that he is a serious, real and actual threat to the public order and security. The man is a member of the neo-nazi Nordic Resistance Movement, which purpose is to establish, via revolution, the North-European republic of national socialism,” Mr Żaryn added.

According to the statement of the ministry, Mr T. in the past was sentenced for 18 months in prison for accessory to the bombing of an immigrant asylum facility in Göteborg, Sweden.

Polish authorities say that the Swedish national came to Poland for the paramilitary training to learn how to use the same weapon as Brenton Tarrant, the perpetrator of the attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which happened in March.

“The decision of the minister is an example of the efficient prevention of terrorist threats. Obliging a foreigner to return to his home country under the sanction of immediate enforceability allows a country to neutralise a potential threat,” Mr Żaryn said.

He added that since 2016, ABW activities resulted in expelling a total of 14 people and placing 26 on the list of undesirables in Poland.