Friday, April 24, 2009
David Duke arrested in Prague !
Cops arrested former member of KKK
On Friday afternoon cops arrested in Prague's restaurant "Black Eagle" former Ku Klux Klan boss David Duke. They transported him to interrogation for suspicion that he denied and approved Nazi crimes, for this crime in Czech Republic he can be condemned up to 3 years.
"Mr Duke was arrested after previous approval state deputy for suspicion for committed crime of supporting and promoting movements which are try to suppress human rights and freedoms" told speaker of Prague cops Jan Mikulovsky.
According to newspaper Pravo, reason for arresting is holocaust denial.
Police arrested American right after redactor of Pravo made interview with him. On the place of cop's strike was about 30 cops in masks, which transported Duke away.
"I don't afraid being arrested, it was never happened in any Europe country before," told Duke to Pravo 15 minutes before cops arrested him.
Duke's visit is organized by Filip Vavra, which is suspect to be connected to neonazi National Resistance. American came to make two lecture - at Saturday in Prague's center and at Sunday in Brno. He came also to promote his book My Awakening freshly published in Czech.
Source (in czech): http://www.novinky.cz/domaci/167334-...lux-klanu.html.
04-24-2009 05:45 PM CET
David Duke was imprisoned in Prague in restaurant Cerny orel, right when he was giving interview to Czech newspaper.
Duke was on tour to promote Czech edition of My awakening.
30 policemen from special „Anti-extremist police unit“ with masks attacked the restaurant and imprisoned Dr. Duke. He had apprx. 10 bodyguards from Czech pro-white activists, but police prevailed.
David Duke is charged from holocaust denial and facing up to 3 years of prison.
Days before David Duke arrival to Czech republic, jewish groups and media requested for strong police action against „KKK leader“.
04-24-2009 07:09 PM CET
Cops take Duke to Police headquarters of 1st Prague district. Attorney Kolja Kubicek is heading there.
04-24-2009 09:40 PM CET
Duke's attorney Kolja Kubicek told to ČTK (Czech Press Agency), that police will probably accuse Duke and propose a detention because of risk of escape and continuing with committing the crimes. American does not denied holocaust and do not promote racism, said Kubicek.
04-24-2009 09:52 PM CET
Czech political police is asking court to put David Duke into custody. Court should be deciding if David Duke will go to custody.
Duke´s attorney is Kolja Kubicek, very good Czech attorney who is already defending various of Czech white activists.
Court has 48 hours to decide about custody (transfer of Duke to jail).
Main police arguments for custody are: concerns that Duke will continue in „criminal activities“ (=holocaust denial, promoting racism) and concerns that Duke will escape from Czech rep. and avoid his trial.
04-24-2009 10:14 PM CET
US Embassy in Prague will not be comment Duke arrest, told to CTK embassy's deputy.
Far right Workers Party published on his pages statement in which marked American's arrest as unprecedented and reasonless.
04-24-2009 10:22 PM CET
Apprx. 30 white nationalists is currently in Prague before police headquarters, where Duke is persecuted. Other nationalists are coming to prevent police to transport Duke to prison.
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