Poland’s interior minister ordered the expulsion of the man on October 31, immediately after the Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW) warned that the Swede’s presence in the country posed a threat to security, an official has said.
The Swedish national, identified only as Anton T., is a member of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement, “which aims to create a Northern European National Socialist Republic by means of a revolution,” Stanisław Żaryn, spokesman for Poland’s security services chief, said in a statement.
He added that the Nordic Resistance Movement has branches in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
According to Żaryn, Anton T. was in the past sentenced by a Swedish court to one-and-a-half years in prison for complicity in attacks involving improvised explosives that targeted sites including an asylum centre in Gothenburg.
The Swede “came to Poland for paramilitary training, during which he intended to learn how to use the same kind of weapon that was used by Brenton Tarrant, the perpetrator of the attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand,” Żaryn said in his statement, adding that Tarrant has been accused of killing 51 people and attempting to kill 40 others.
Żaryn also said that Poland’s Internal Security Agency has contributed to the expulsion of a total of 14 foreigners from the country since 2016.
“In addition, during this period, the Internal Security Agency has placed 26 individuals on a list of people whose presence in Poland is undesirable,” Żaryn said, as cited by the niezalezna.pl news website.