The United States classified the Nordic Resistance Movement as a terrorist organization Brief message

In Finland, the organization’s activities were defined as illegal in 2020.

PVL’s demonstration in Helsinki on Independence Day 2017. Photo: Yle/ Dan Granqvist Photo: Yle/ Dan Granqvist

The United States has classified the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) as a terrorist organization and imposed economic sanctions on the organization, Reuters news agency reported.

Also, the US has named three heads of the organization Fredrik Vejdelandin, See Oberkin And By Robert Eklund Global terrorists, according to the US State Department.

The White House said in a statement that NMR committed or attempted to commit acts of terrorism that threatened the security of the United States and its citizens.

– The United States is deeply concerned about the threat posed by racially or ethnically-based violent extremist organizations worldwide, a State Department spokesperson says. Matthew Miller In his statement.

According to the US State Department, the violent actions of the anti-Nordic movement are based on an agenda of overt racism, anti-immigration, anti-Semitism and anti-gender and sexual minorities.

By designating the movement as terrorist, the US freezes all US assets of the group and generally bans its citizens from contacting the organization.

The NRM is Sweden’s largest neo-Nazi group and operates in Norway, Denmark and Iceland in addition to Sweden. The Nordic Resistance Movement (PVL) also operated in Finland, but the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the organization in 2020.

For example, the man suspected of stabbing a child in Oulu on Thursday was previously involved in activities of the Nordic Resistance Movement (PVL), which operated in Finland.

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Sweden takes a radical approach

Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom Comment In AftonbladeThe Swedish government received information about the list of terrorists in advance from the United States.

– We and the US agree that these are serious threats, Billström told Swedish media.

According to Billstrom, the US decision is being carefully analyzed.

– We are in close dialogue with our own authorities on this matter. The government also plans to raise these issues at EU level, where discussions are already underway on how European countries can best protect themselves from various extremist movements.

Minister of Justice Gunnar Stromer In his comments to Aftonbladet, he wrote that the government takes violent extremism very seriously.

– Last summer, the government appointed an inquiry committee whose task was to examine the possibility of restricting the freedom of association of criminal organizations, Strommer said.

Updated at 0:28 with comments from Billstrom and Strommer.

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