All posts tagged: neoNazis

Jailed, released, jailed again: whiplash in a leading neo-Nazi’s legal case | Nazism

Jailed, released, jailed again: whiplash in a leading neo-Nazi’s legal case | Nazism

[ad_1] The violent neo-Nazi Robert Rundo thought he’d won freedom last week after a US district court judge in California threw out a federal indictment against the white-nationalist militant, arguing prosecutors selectively went after him and did not put far-leftist protesters through the same treatment. Fewer than 12 hours later, Rundo found himself in jail again on the order of appellate judges from the ninth circuit. It was a stunning turn of events in a case that has bewildered both longtime legal observers and researchers of the far right. Rundo, whose life traces a winding path from gang feuds on the streets of Queens, New York, to time in a state prison for the gruesome stabbing of another gang member, was the leader of a now-defunct white nationalist “fight club” called the Rise Above Movement (RAM) that instigated brawls with anti-fascist protesters up and down California in 2017. Federal prosecutors indicted Rundo in 2018 on anti-riot charges stemming from fights in Huntington Beach, San Bernardino and Berkeley, and he was extradited from Romania last year …

Neo-Nazis march in Nashville, leave after being challenged

Neo-Nazis march in Nashville, leave after being challenged

[ad_1] A small group of neo-Nazis marched in downtown Nashville on Saturday, drawing a few vocal opponents and ultimately leaving following a “challenge,” police said. The demonstrators, all men, wore red, long-sleeve t-shirts and black pants, and some carried black Nazi flags, according to verified social media video from the scene. “Neo-Nazi demonstrators … carried flags with swastikas, walked around the Capitol and parts of downtown Saturday afternoon,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement. No arrests were reported, and the group left in a U-Haul box truck that ultimately exited greater Nashville, police said, indicating the demonstrators may have been from out of town. “Some persons on Broadway challenged the group, most of whom wore face coverings,” the department said. “The group headed to a U-Haul box truck, got in, and departed Davidson County.” Marchers’ red shirts included the words “Blood Tribe,” a white supremacist membership organization founded in earnest in 2021 by former U.S. Marine Christopher Pohlhaus, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The men-only organization eschews “softer optics” in favor of loud …

Inside Putin’s ruthless ‘Hispaniola’ private army of neo-Nazis and football ultras | World | News

Inside Putin’s ruthless ‘Hispaniola’ private army of neo-Nazis and football ultras | World | News

[ad_1] Ukrainian intelligence claims that Vladimir Putin’s party, ‘United Russia’, is allegedly establishing its own private army named the ‘Hispaniola’ mercenary company. According to the Ukrainian Defence Ministry’s intelligence service (GUR), this group includes football ultras, radicals, and individuals sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideologies. The ‘Hispaniola’ mercenary company was previously associated with the Russian militant group Vostok Battalion, operating mainly in the partially occupied Ukrainian region of Donetsk. Initially, it was a volunteer unit of Russian football hooligans. The GUR reports that since 2023, ‘United Russia’ has taken control of ‘Hispaniola’, designating it as a private military company and actively recruiting members using the party’s own funds. The recruitment strategy includes targeting football ultras, radicals, and neo-Nazi sympathisers, with a focus on impoverished regions of Russia. The GUR statement reveals that recruitment efforts are concentrated in Ukrainian territories partially occupied by Russia since the invasion began on February 24. Volunteers are promised a monthly payment of 220,000 roubles (£1,900) for at least six months at the front, along with insurance payouts ranging from 1-3 million rubles …

Victorian neo-Nazis under police investigation over alleged salute for TV cameras | Victoria

[ad_1] Victorian police are investigating a man who allegedly made a Nazi salute on the steps of the county court on Friday, just a week after the gesture was made illegal in the state. Neo-Nazi group leaders Thomas Sewell and Jacob Hersant were convicted on Friday after pleading guilty to a violent affray in the Cathedral Range state park in May 2021. The pair were being interviewed by reporters outside court, when footage shows Sewell saying “heil Hitler” and Hersant raising his arm in an alleged Nazi salute before stopping and saying “Nearly did it … it’s illegal now isn’t it?”. He then smiles as the pair walk off. A spokesperson for Victoria Police said on Friday the incident was now under investigation. “Victoria Police is investigating after allegations a man performed the Nazi salute and [another] said ‘heil Hitler’ outside a Melbourne court on 27 October,” the spokesperson said. “Police will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to any breach on the prohibition on performing Nazi salutes or displaying Nazi symbols in public.” The spokesperson …