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Neo-Nazi given lists of Coast Guard names

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08:21 CEST+02:00
The Swedish Coast Guard is the latest organization found to have provided a list of its employees' names to a 33-year-old man reported to be the leader of a right wing extremist group.

Two weeks ago, the man - using his actual name - sent a request to the Coast Guard via e-mail. He claimed he was working on a project to ascertain the gender breakdown within the organization, Metro reports. It took just one day before he received a list of all 750 employees names in alphabetical order as well as their job descriptions.

It has also emerged that the police authority in Kronoberg supplied the man with a list of names, although their job titles were not included.

The 33-year-old is known to have been the leader of a neo-Nazi organization in Västerås two years ago. The group has previously been charged with terrorist crimes and has stated in its manifesto that it views the police as military enemies deserving of death.

Metro reported on Monday that the man had managed to obtain a list of all 3,700 people employed with the police authority in Västra Götaland. The administrative official responsible for releasing the information has been reported to an internal disciplinary board for breach of confidentiality.

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