A Call to Exterminate Gypsies and Jews Is Not a Crime

Topics: Human rights, Human, Criminal law Pages: 4 (1219 words) Published: August 22, 2010

A call to exterminate Jews and Gypsies is not a crime

On August 22, 2007 the Riga District Prosecution Office in Ieva Garancha’s person dismissed criminal case that was initiated against Andris Jordans according the part 1 of clause 78 of Latvian Criminal Law: “Violation of National or Racial Equality and Restriction of Human Rights. For a person who commits acts knowingly directed towards instigating national or racial hatred or enmity, or knowingly commits the restricting, directly or indirectly, of economic, political, or social rights of individuals or the creating, directly or indirectly, of privileges for individuals based on their racial or national origin, the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding three years or a fine not exceeding sixty times the minimum monthly wages”. The criminal case was dismissed in the absence of criminal activity.

On February 22, 2007 in the capital of Latvia – Riga, took place a Discussion “Problems of nacism, neonacism, and xenophobia in Latvia” that was organized by Latvian Antifascist Committee (LAC). During this Discussion a young neonacist (that how he introduced himself to everyone), Andris Jordans asked for the word and said following: - “Jews are kikes and Gypsies are not humans that’s why they are not in my Organization”; - Declared the conduction of ethnic cleansing and extermination of humans as “an ideal option”; - On question whether or not he would participate in execution if he would serve in fascists army, gave a positive answer: “If a person has gangrene, what would you do: would you try to cure it or cut it off? So if the society has gangrene, it must be cut off”. - He identified himself as a supporter of nacis ideology. In the Prosecutor’s Decision this pronouncement was qualified as following: “A. Jordans identified himself as a supporter of fascists and neonacists ideology, acknowledging that abovementioned ideologies do not recognize the right to...
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