On Wednesday, one of the founders of a Finnish neo-Nazi group went on trial at Helsinki District Court on manslaughter charges. He is suspected of causing the death of a man who was assaulted during a demonstration by the far-right Finnish Resistance Movement, which describes itself as a ‘national socialist’.
Jesse Torniainen, 26, is suspected of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault in the death of a passerby who died a few days after the incident by Helsinki Railway Station on September 10. He denies any wrongdoing. The prosecutor is seeking a tough sentence citing the suspect’s record of violent crime and the context of his membership in a racist organisation.