Mf Dnes: Neo-Nazi group planned terrorist attacks|
A group of neo-Nazis named White Justice were planning audacious terrorist
attacks on several targets in the Czech Republic, Mladá fronta Dnes
reported on Tuesday. The extremist group was preparing both kidnappings and
attacks on public facilities, the newspaper said. Some of White Justice’s
members had been arrested two weeks ago by the Czech police’s organized
crime unit. Radio Prague discussed the case with the man who broke the
story, Mladá fronta reporter Janek Kroupa.
“They were planning to attack highly-positioned Jews in the Czech
Republic, and they were talking about attacks on energy facilities in the
country as well.”
How close were the extremists to actually executing their plans?
“It’s hard to say. They certainly had very good theoretical knowledge
to do that and they had plans of a Czech power plant. They had good
training from the so-called fight camps; they were trained by a
professional soldier so I believe at least capable of doing such things.”
The organized crime unit of the Czech police arrested 24 people two weeks
ago in connection with right-wing extremism. Were these people involved in
the terror group?
“At least 11 of them. They were really well hidden and the level of
conspiracy was very high. They worked in little cells of four or five
people, and they didn’t know more than three or four people around each
You planted you own man inside the White Justice community. Was that the
key to discovering their plans, and did you share the information you
obtained with the police?
“We didn’t get too far with my man. He introduced himself to the heads
of White Justice but we didn’t have that much information at that point,
and we couldn’t go further with my man because we would have to break the
Is your material based on what your man within the community told you and
on interviews you conducted with the people who were detained by the police
and later released, or is it based on police investigation as well?
“We used all the sources you’ve mentioned. Thanks to the information
of my man we could find the people and we knew where they lived and we knew
what they were planning to do. I have actually talked to at least three of
the extremists who were willing to speak. Their leader did not in fact
speak to the police but he spoke to us because he realised that his fellow
members were telling on him and he didn’t want to have all the guilt upon
him. And we of course asked the police for information but they weren’t
as open as we would have liked.”
Was the White Justice community an isolated group, or are other extremist
organizations also planning such terrorist attacks?
“I think this group was the most radical that I have come across. But I
believe that they were copying the RAF – the Rotte Armee Fraktion from
Germany, and their model of operating. So they have a political party [the
Workers’ Party]; some of the people who went through the training and
learnt how to attack people, they were also members of the party. So they
are similar to ETA, IRA or RAF.”