Latvian police look into death threats on nationalist leaders

  • 2007-04-11
  • from wire reports
The Latvian Security Police (DP) has launched a criminal procedure over murder threats to the leaders of two nationalist partioes: "All For Latvia!" leader Raivis Dzintars and the radical youth organization "Klubs 415" leader Janis Sils.
Dzintars and Sils turned to the State Police complaining of an anonymous comment that was posted on the website on March 2. In the comment, someone offered remuneration for the scalps that would be taken from the corpses of Dzintars and Sils.
The comment displayed the photos of both nationalist leaders.
Security Police representative Kristine Apse-Krumina told BNS that the criminal procedure has been initiated on the grounds of threats to inflict heavy bodily injuries. While police do not yet have any suspects, the possible sentence is one-year imprisonment.