Finnish human rights activist and writer reports threats by two PS members to the police

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By Enrique Tessieri

Every month the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party offers us a scandal. Well, here is the one for the month of March: two PS members, Klaus Eovaara and Jani Viinikainen, have threatened on Facebook writer and human rights activist Jussi K. Niemelä, who has reported the matter to the police.

Niemelä is the editor of the Vallan-vahtikoira blog, which has criticized the PS for its racism and ties with Suomen Sisu and other far-right groups.

Elovaara and Viinikianen received warnings at the party’s national convention meeting earlier in March. Viinikianen founded a anti-gay and anti-Roma Facebook page last year.

Eloraara, who was a PS candidate for parliament in 2007, is a member of the Nazi-spirited Suomen Sisu assocation like PS MPs Jussi Halla-aho, James Hirvisaari and others.

Suomen Sisu offers web links to sites that openly question the “Jewish conspiracy” and that praise Adolf Hitler as a military “genius.”

One of the matters noted by some concerning the scandal is the police’s reaction and how it has played down the affair.

According to Ana María Gutiérrez Sorainan citing Satakunta Radio, the police said “that there are two sides to the story and that the collision is due to ideological differences.”