On Monday, the trial of Finnish men accused of crimes with terrorist intent, who authorities claim were motivated by far-right ideologies, began at Päijät-Häme District Court on Monday.
According to the prosecutor, three of the four defendants are facing various charges related to firearms offences and training to commit a terrorist act. The fourth suspect is facing firearms possession charges.
Police have said the suspects are neo-Nazis who aimed to use accelerationist tactics to destabilise society, start a race war and advance their far-right goals.
Contrary to what authorities initially suggested during a preliminary investigation of the case, the prosecutor said the men did not formally form a group.
The central matter of the prosecutor’s case surrounds the firearms that the defendants stand accused of manufacturing using 3D printing technology — allegedly part of preparations for a “race war.”
Read more: YLE (Finland)