18 charged for allegedly supporting and promoting hate groups

23-10-2009

Czech police from the specialised unit against organised crime have charged 18 people for allegedly supporting and promoting groups suppressing human rights and freedoms. The 18 were out of a group of 24 people arrested by police on Wednesday on suspicion of ties to right-wing extremism. Two of the charged remain in custody. The suspects are thought to be connected to a white supremacist movement known as White Justice, which itself has connections to the neo-Nazi Narodní odpor. Others are suspected of having distributed supremacist material or of having organised illegal concerts. Police said on Friday they originally suspected a number of those detained of trying to prepare a terrorist attack, something which was not confirmed.