Police: 3,400 extremists in Slovakia

Slovak police estimate that there are 3,400 ultra-right and ultra-left extremists and their sympathisers operating in Slovakia, with more than two-thirds the total comprising skinheads, neo-Nazis and fascists. Police say the core of leftist extremism, or anarchism, lies in Bratislava, while Prešov region is the home of most right-wing extremists. The number or extremists, the authorities say, is rising every year, as are the number of registered racially motivated crimes, from 19 in 1997 to 40 in 2001.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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