One-time neo-Nazi leader Anders Högström has denied the charges against him following his arrest on Thursday in connection with the theft of the “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign from Auschwitz. Högström is to be kept in custody until an extradition hearing, his lawyer said on Friday after a court appearance. “The court found that he should stay in custody further on. The prosecutor said he must be in custody because there is a risk that he tries to leave the country,” Björn Sandin said. The lawyer said there were strong chances his client, Anders Högström, who denies the charges, would be extradited to Poland to face trial. (…) Högström, 34, was arrested in Stockholm on Thursday for “incitement to aggravated theft and damage, as well as illegal trade of a cultural good,” court documents filed by the prosecutor on Friday showed.
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siehe auch: Swedish police arrest alleged mastermind of Auschwitz sign theft. Swedish police have arrested the former neo-Nazi leader Anders Högström, who is wanted in Poland over theft of the ‘Arbeit macht frei” sign from the site of the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz. Högström was reportedly arrested by police at his home on Thursday afternoon. Poland last week issued an EU-wide arrest warrant for the 34-year-old as he is suspected of having commissioned five Poles to steal the sign on behalf on a British Nazi-sympathizer.