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Professor: the Police have a duty to actively combat neo-nazi organisation – the gathering of the freedom is not unlimited right

the Helsinki police announced on Wednesday that it allows neo-nazis on independence day demonstration in Helsinki. The police justify the line through, inter alia, that racism does not enjoy freedom of assembly, the freedom of expression and freedom of association for the constitution and international treaties guarantee protection.

Helsinki constitutional law professor Tuomas Ojanen look at that police line is entirely correct. According to him, it is not the police authority or right, but the obligation to intervene.

– Public authorities, in practice the police have international agreements and the constitution in the light of the obligation to actively combat such activities, which is an open racist and violent, and seeks our legal system contrary to the fundamental principles of the goals. It's not about whether the organization disbanded and its demonstration language, but rather, is the constitution and human rights treaties in terms of orders addressing such activities, Ojanen says.

freedom of Assembly and association are fundamental and human rights, i.e. they have a particularly strong protection, which according to police is complicated intervention.

Ojanen said that freedom of assembly and association are basic and human rights not absolute, but they can be, for example, freedom of expression and the protection of private life in a way, under certain conditions, to limit.

– There are only a few such fundamental and human rights, which are in all circumstances an absolute and inviolable. We are talking, for example, the death penalty, torture, slavery and forced labour prohibition.

Several protests on independence day in Helsinki

among Other things Soldiers of Odin -a street patrol business, the nazis are opposed to the group as well as the 612-the torch procession are notified to meet in the afternoon and during the evening the centre of Helsinki around.

Last year, the Soldiers of odin's members was involved in the neo-nazi organization the Nordic resistance movement demonstration. Odin's website earlier this month published the neo-nazi video.

on Thursday, during neo-nazi demonstration notice who Toward freedom website removed my own demonstration announcement, and it was replaced Soldiers of odin's gathering call. Neo-nazis apparently going to join odin's demonstration.

the nazis and the racism against Helsinki without the nazis -a demonstration organised by several organisations, including friends of the Earth, Finland Peace defenders of finland, Helsinki the left-wing young people and the Kurdish democratic community centre ncd oct.

612-a torch procession has in previous years been organized by extreme right-wing actors. Party speaker is Dawn-according to the publication called the Helsinki Academic finns -organization (Fringe) member of the board of Jasmina Ollis . According to the publication, She has appeared previously on the extreme right Awakening-happening.

Odin and the neo-nazi site calls for people to join in the evening 612-procession.

Police: Neo-nazis aim was to spread racism

Towards freedom movement was made to the police a notification of the general meeting. The notification was told a demonstration procession, which was held on independence day at 14: 30 to 18: 00. The procession should move narinkka square in the Töölö sports hall in the parking lot.

the Police according to the decision Toward freedom -the protest cannot be considered, inter alia, the constitution, freedom of assembly law and international human rights treaties within the meaning of the legal and peaceful demonstration for. The police considers, that the demonstration purpose is a racist and violent message dissemination.

according to the Police Toward the freedom -movement in the name of continuing the temporary ban on activities in the Nordic resistance movement (PVL) operations. The central criminal police has launched a criminal investigation under the title of illegal union activity practice.

the Supreme court banned the Nordic resistance movement operations temporarily in march. The same rights granted to the resistance appeal. The district court and court of appeal have previously declared PVL:n abolished. The supreme court the final solution comes later.

the District court terminated PVL:n operation, because the association violated other fundamental and human rights. The right solution, it uses the violence and encourages its members to slander and insult people and spread hate speech.

the national police board has issued instructions to the police to address all of the neo-nazi organisation, if it is found. The police according to the government, all PVL:n association activities, such as demonstration of the organization and the use of the codes is illegal.

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the Helsinki police denies Towards freedom -a neo-nazi movement, held a demonstration procession on independence day

Police suspects: Neo-nazis on Saturday a demonstration was prohibited by the Nordic resistance movement activities

the High court banned a neo-nazi of the organisation's operations in Finland – the national police board: the Police will intervene, if the association tickets or id of the view

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