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The Foreigner Neo-Nazi deemed returnable to Russia. Oslo District Court has ruled in favour of extraditing neo-Nazi Viacheslav Valjerevitsj Datsik. The extremist former martial arts fighter escaped from a mental facility in Russia and came to Norway last year. Just before his initial extradition, the police psychiatrist cleared him of any mental illness, allowing Mr. Datsik to apply for asylum.

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Neo-Nazi deemed returnable to Russia

Published on Friday, 18th February, 2011 at 11:57 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Oslo District Court has ruled in favour of extraditing neo-Nazi Viacheslav Valjerevitsj Datsik.



The extremist former martial arts fighter escaped from a mental facility in Russia and came to Norway last year.

Just before his initial extradition, the police psychiatrist cleared him of any mental illness, allowing Mr. Datsik to apply for asylum.

"Conditions for the extradition of Viacheslav Valjerevitsj Datsik have [now] been met," reads the court’s ruling.

Mr. Datsik’s lawyer was highly dissatisfied with the decision, arguing that the verdict was biased.

“The court has bowed to the Russian prosecutor, who cannot keep control in his own country. We deeply disagree with this ruling," Fridtjof Feydt told NTB.

However, the ruling is not final. Mr. Datsik, also known as “Red Tarzan”, has the right to appeal the Court’s decision on Wednesday next week. He cannot be extradited to Russia until the verdict is final, according to the Extradition Act.

Justice Minister Knut Storberget was a witness to the case, having publicly stated his lack of support for Mr. Datsik’s request for asylum.

“I think we should be allowed to express we are working hard on this, and have no interest in having him wandering the streets of Norway,” Mr. Storberget told Aftenposten after the ruling.

He is also doubtful Mr. Datsik will be exposed to any risk if he is extradited because of Norway’s close partnership with Russia.  

Mr. Datsik, turned himself in to the police last September and was arrested for possession of illegal weapons. He claimed he had been tortured in a Russian jail, with electric shocks being applied to his testicles.

“We have extensive cooperation with the Russians. The standard conditions in its prisons have improved significantly in recent years. The Norwegian Police Immigration Service (PU) deported 102 Russians last year alone, many of them convicted," Mr. Storberget explained.



Published on Friday, 18th February, 2011 at 11:57 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: viacheslavvaljerevitsjdatsik, extradition, oslodistrictcourt, knutstorberget, fridtjoffeydt.





  
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