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Police on cyber-trail of Swedish neo-Nazi fugitive

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A demonstration by members of the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes. File photo: TT
12:13 CEST+02:00
Swedish police have been able to track the internet activities of a Swedish neo-Nazi wanted in connection with a knife attack after a feminist rally in Malmö on March 8th.
Despite the fact that the man is the subject of an international arrest warrant, he remains active on Facebook and has been interviewed by a far-right website. The man has used the interview to claim his innocence.
 
The cyber-trail however leaves the police no closer to tracing the physical whereabouts of the 30-year-old who has been described as an active member of the neo-Nazi group the Swedes' Party (Svenskarnas parti). Police had already detained him in absentia on suspicion of attempted murder and they think he may have fled the country altogether.
 
"He could be anywhere where he can move with his passport," said Kenneth Strand at Malmö police to the local Sydsvenskan newspaper. 
 
There are three other suspects in the case which prompted widespread condemnation from Malmö residents in general and supporters of the local Malmö FF top flight football team in particular.
 
 
The local activist Showan Shattak, 25, well-known for his work against homophobia in football culture, was injured so severely that doctors put him into sedation. A "Kämpa Showan" (Fight, Showan!) graphic has spread like wildfire in social media to show support for his recovery. 

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A further five people were injured in the attack which took place close to Malmö's multi-cultural melting pot Möllevången, all of whom have since recovered their full health.

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