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Ilja Janitskin to be extradited to Finland

Anti-immigrant agitator Ilja Janitskin will be extradited to Finland from Andorra to face charges on 50 crimes.

Ilja Janitskin
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Anti-immigrant agitator Ilja Janitskin will be extradited to Finland from Andorra, says Finland's ministry of justice.

The founder of the nationalistic propaganda website MV-lehti is suspected of 50 crimes in Finland, including defamation and inciting hatred against an ethnic group.

Janitskin was arrested by Interpol in Andorra in August last year and he has been in house arrest since then.

In December, a court in Andorra rejected a request for his extradition as, according to Janitskin's defence lawyer, there were shortcomings and technical errors in Finland's extradition request.

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