Varg Vikernes to Stand Trial for Inciting Racial Hatred and Glorifying War Crimes

artist: Varg Vikernes date: 10/18/2013 category: music news

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Varg Vikernes to Stand Trial for Inciting Racial Hatred and Glorifying War Crimes
Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes will reportedly stand trial on charges of inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes through his official blog posts. As UPI reports, Varg will face the court in June 2014 and could face up to five years behind bars. Vikernes was previously arrested with his wife in July under the suspicion of preparing a "major terrorist act" described as a "massacre." Although both were initially released without any charges, Varg will now face the trial on his own. The initial arrest had Varg linked with mass murderer Anders Breivik, the man responsible for the death of 77 Norwegians back in July 2011 Oslo massacre. However, Vikernes condemned Breivik's actions, hoping he would commit suicide. After his release, the musician announced that he will be suing the French authorities for having no legal right to place him under arrest and break into his home. "The French authorities had no reason to arrest us in the first place," he said. "We had done nothing wrong, and they never had any evidence suggesting otherwise. They shot our door open, traumatized our children, threw my pregnant wife and me in holding cells and kept us there for two-three days."
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