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Danish Court Approves Extradition of Neo-Nazi Music Producers

A Danish appellate court wants two right-wing extremists extradited to Germany. The men were arrested four months ago in an international police sting targeting the illegal music scene.

CDs of far-right music

German authorities cracked down on illegal music

Two men accused of being neo-Nazis lost a court battle to stay in Denmark. A Danish appellate court has ruled that the two men -- a 34-year-old German and a 33-year-old Dane -- must be extradited to Germany, DPA news agency reported.

Both men deny the charges and have indicated they will appeal to Denmark's highest court in an attempt to stop their extradition.

In Germany, the men face charges relating to belonging to a criminal organization and incitement of racism.

The men, identified only as Flemming C. and Stephan G., were arrested in August north of Copenhagen in an international police effort to crack down on the far-right extremist music scene.

Police crack down on extremist music

Men hold NPD flags during a rally

The men allegedly have connections to Germany's far-right NPD party

The men, allegedly operators of the rightist music distributor Celtic Moon, reportedly produced as many as 100,000 illegal copies of music. German investigators say the two men are key figures in the far-right music scene and have links to leaders of the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

The men were allegedly involved in financing, commissioning and distributing music deemed illegal because of its extremist content. German investigators say the pair has a partner in Australia, who allegedly copied the CDs and sent them to Denmark for distribution in Europe.

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