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The Foreigner Updated: Neo-Nazi extradited to Russia. Russian former martial arts fighter Vyacheslav Valjerevitsj Datsik has been deported back home after losing his appeal for asylum in Norway. The self-proclaimed neo-Nazi fighter, known as “Red Tarzan”, turned himself over to Norwegian authorities after having escaped from a Russian mental hospital last year, claiming he was tortured. He was subsequently arrested for possession of illegal weapons. Although police had hoped to send him back in November, Norwegian psychiatrists cleared him of any mental illness, allowing him to apply for asylum for reasons of personal safety.

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Updated: Neo-Nazi extradited to Russia

Published on Monday, 21st March, 2011 at 10:15 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last Updated on 21st March 2011 at 17:40.

Russian former martial arts fighter Vyacheslav Valjerevitsj Datsik has been deported back home after losing his appeal for asylum in Norway.



The self-proclaimed neo-Nazi fighter, known as “Red Tarzan”, turned himself over to Norwegian authorities after having escaped from a Russian mental hospital last year, claiming he was tortured. He was subsequently arrested for possession of illegal weapons.

Although police had hoped to send him back in November, Norwegian psychiatrists cleared him of any mental illness, allowing him to apply for asylum for reasons of personal safety.

Oslo District Court turned down his application in February this year, ruling he was fit for return.

Mr Datsik’s final appeal has now been quashed. Norwegian immigration police say his extradition to St Petersburg was on the grounds of having been convicted of criminal offences while in Norway.

On his homeward journey on Friday, Russian authorities initially diverted the private chartered plane he was travelling on to Helsinki due to alleged irregularities in his extradition papers.

Meanwhile, Prosecutor General's Office spokesperson Marina Gridneva confirmed his deportation.

“Today, Vyacheslav Datsik was deported to Russia for prosecution for a crime committed on the territory of the Russian Federation,” she told Russian publication RIA Novosti.

Mr. Datsik must now face criminal charges. He is accused of committing a series of robberies on mobile phone stores in St Petersburg, in 2007, an allegation he got away with when deemed a schizophrenic by Russian doctors, the publication reports.



Published on Monday, 21st March, 2011 at 10:15 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last updated on 21st March 2011 at 17:40.

This post has the following tags: vyacheslavvaljerevitsjdatsik, neo-naziextradition, redtarzan.





  
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