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National Bolshevik Aijo Benes to be put under arrest

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURiga Central District Court has decided to arrest National Bolshevik Aijo Benes. Security Police has launched a criminal case against him for his calls of forceful overthrowing of the Latvian government and change of Latvia’s government structure, as well as calls to liquidate the independence of the Republic of Latvia.

Aijo was detained at Riga Airport on May 14th. The law allows authorities to keep a person under arrest for up to 48 hours. After the end of this measure, authorities are supposed to apply a non-restrictive measure. The court is to decide on the application of the arrest.

Security Police had previously told the press that Aijo was expelled from Ukraine for the breach of the three-year ban for him to enter the country. He nevertheless attempted to cross the border along with two other activists, but was found and caught by Ukrainian Border Guard.

This is the second case launched against Aijo for calls encouraging residents to overthrow power in Latvia.

In November 2005, Riga Regional Court found Aijo guilty for a call to use force in overthrowing state power. He was sentenced to nine months of prison. Following an appeal, the prison sentence was replaced with a fine of EUR 13,660. His cassation complaint was declined, however.

In accordance with a ruling of the first instance court, on October 17th, 2004, Aijo went to the office of Diena newspaper. There he handed over two A4 format sheets with text written in Russian. These sheets contained proclamations of Latvian National Bolshevik activists. Texts contained many instances of hate and calls aimed against Latvian power institutions, State President, members of the government and Riga City Council.

These texts were never published. Instead, Diene handed them over to Security Police.

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    Who is this mongel?

    He is tartar?

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