HELSINKI: Finland’s Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds that its activities are significantly contrary to law.
Finlands national police had sought to dissolve the right-wing Nordic Resistance Movement, known for being violent and openly racist, and two lower courts of law confirmed the ruling.
Finlands highest court ruled that the groups activities did not enjoy freedom of expression or freedom of association, as the associations activities by their nature entailed an abuse of these rights.
National Police Chief Inspector Heikki Lausmaa told Finnish broadcaster YLE that the Supreme Court ruling is a clear statement that an organization that is violent and uses speech deemed racist or otherwise violating human dignity should not have a place in Finnish society.
A Nordic Resistance Movement…