I first stumbledupon Redwatch Poland–a neo-Nazi website modelled upon Redwatch UK—over four years ago. At that time, DreamHost was hosting the site, a service apparently (?) withdrawn upon a request from either Polish or US authorities following violent assaults upon several people who qualified to feature on its list of Jews, homosexuals, race traitors, et al.
Now, three Polish neo-Nazis have been given jail sentences for publishing the Redwatch Poland site (see below).
In October/November 2009, dox about those responsible for running the site–including but not limited to the three men sentenced–were leaked following an abortive police investigation (apparently begun five years earlier, in August 2004… although the only previous arrests I’m aware of took place in May/June 2006).
The Redwatch Poland site is still up and running, despite having been closed down at least twice before; Redwatch UK, incidentally, is moribund at the moment, moaning Marxists having made updating the site since February 2010 too mammoth a task. On the other hand, this may well be because a number of persons espousing similar views have also gone to jail recently: Gareth Hemingway in November 2010, ‘Wigan’ Mike Heaton and Trevor ‘Fist’ Hannington in June 2010 and Simon Sheppard and Stephen Whittle in July 2009.
Funnily enough, Redwatch Poland is (or was) supported by Blood & Honour (Poland); Finnish MMA Niko Puhakka–who will be invading Poland again on March 19, 2011 in order to battle local Maciej Górski–was once part of B&H Finland’s security detail.
Polish Neo-Nazi web site editors get prison sentences
December 14, 2010
A District Court in the western city of Wroclaw has sentenced three editors of the neo-Nazi Redwatch web site for propagating racism.
[Mariusz Targosz] from the southern city of Bielsko-Biala, [Andrzej Palewski] from the coastal city of Swinoujscie and [Bartosz Barcicki] from the northern town of Slupsk were sentenced to up to one and half year in prison for promoting a totalitarian regime in Poland and encouraging hatred towards people of different ethnic origin, nationality, race and religion.
The Polish Redwatch site included a so-called “death list” containing personal data of people who ‘supported’ homosexuality. In July 2006, Polish police shut down the website after a political activist whose name was on the list was stabbed.
The Redwatch web site belongs to a British fascist organization “Blood and Honour”, which has branches in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.
Redwatch publishes photographs and personal information of left-wing, anarchist, anti-fascist, gay and feminist activists. It also popularizes racial hatred and incites violence against people called “enemies of the race”. (pg/mg)