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VICTORY IN EUROPE : Denmark Decides to Extradite American Neo-Nazi to Germany

May 09, 1995| Associated Press

BONN — Denmark has agreed to extradite an American neo-Nazi charged with being the main supplier of illegal fascist propaganda to Germany, the Justice Ministry said Monday.

Gary Lauck, 41, of Lincoln, Neb., was arrested March 20 on an international arrest warrant while visiting fellow neo-Nazis in a Copenhagen suburb.

German authorities accuse Lauck of distributing illegal propaganda and Nazi symbols, incitement, encouraging racial hatred and belonging to a criminal group. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Protected by U.S. free speech guarantees, Lauck is accused of mailing anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi literature and tapes to Germany for about 20 years.

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger called Denmark's extradition decision a "great victory against right-wing extremism."

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