Oh, but he claims that he’s just a civil rights activist.
This is the same jerk (former Greens party candidate) whose Chechen website he hosts in Swedenstan, posted an antisemitic article that could have been taken straight out of the pages of the Russian forgery The Protocols of Zion. Of course YLE, the state taxpayer funded broadcaster fails to mention that in their article of him.
NOTE: This is the same Kazkav Center that in 2004 published the propaganda from the terrorist responsible for the Beslan massacre (where 380 people were murdered), Chechen rebel commander Shamil Basayev. YLE failed to mention that as well. Storsjö also smuggled 20 Chechens into Finland, and was given a suspended sentence because he did it for ‘humanitarian reasons’.
Russia wants Finn on terrorist list
Self-proclaimed civil activist and administrator of the Kavkaz Center website Mikael Storsjö is surprised that Russia wants to add him to the UN’s list of international terrorists.
Storsjö says that over the years Russia has been doing a lot to try to silence the Kavkaz Center, a Chechen news and current affairs website. He is nonetheless surprised at Russia’s efforts to get his name added to the UN international terrorist list.
“The only thing that I’ve done is to help maintain the Kavkaz Center’s web pages – but this isn’t what Russia thinks,” Storsjö remarked in an Yle news interview.
The computer entrepreneur works as an administrator, assisting in the website’s upkeep. The site operates out of Sweden.
In March this year, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee to add Storsjö to the list of international terrorists. However, Britain, France and Luxembourg toppled the Russian proposal and Storsjö stayed off the blacklist.
“I can’t do anything but laugh”
Storsjö heard of the attempt late Thursday night. He does not know what criteria were cited in the request.
“The issue is essentially the fact that here in the west, we look at freedom of speech in a slightly different way than they do across the border,” Storsjö says. “I can’t do anything but laugh,” he added.
Helsinki Court of Appeal last year imposed a four-month suspended prison sentence on Storsjö for the arrangement of illegal immigration to Finland of more than 20 Chechens. YLE.
Storsjö is not a terrorist himself but his company hosts Kavkazcenter website that openly boasts about terrorist attacks in Russia. The leader of the Caucasus emirate Doku Umarov was responsible for the Domodedovo airport bombing that resulted in the deaths of 37 people.
Storsjö has also participated in illegal human trafficking. He claims that the employs the Chechens he has brought from Turkey and who have applied for asylum after their arrival.
Storsjös friend Heidi Hautala (Green Party) is a minister in current Finnish government. This will help to protect him from any judicial proceedings.
Not that I’m in any way unsympathetic to Storsjö. His main opponents include the kinds of Johan Bäckman, who acts as the Finnish spokesperson for the Russian government.
My point is, that he associates with terrorists, promotes their propaganda, in this respect, he is in fact guilty of colluding with terrorists/terrorism. I can’t see any way around it.