Nanaimo Daily News, Sept. 8, 2000 (A2) German Nazi seeking political asylum in U.S. CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Nazi wanted in Germany for violating parole in a murder case is asking for asylum in the United States, arguing the government in his homeland will persecute him for his political views. Hendrik Albert Victor Mobus, 24, appeared in U.S. federal court Thursday in an attempt to block his expected transfer to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. His lawyer expects the INS to deport Mobus. U.S. Magistrate John Kaull put off a decision on the INS issue until lawyers file briefs in the next three weeks. Mobus remains in jail in West Virginia. Mobus, at 16, murdred a "non-Aryan" teenage in 1994 and was sentenced as a juvenile and paroled in 1998. He fled to the United States when German officials tried to revoke his parole. In his plea for asymum, the fugitive challenged the German government's assertion that he committed crimes while on parole. The alleged crimes included a public declaration that he would never surrender to authorities and a public statement that the murder wasn't a crime because the victim "did not fit the picture of the German race." Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley argued the magistrate lacks the authority to stop an INS deportation order. Mobus entered the United States under a program that allowed him to stay in the country for 90 days. That period expired in March. He arrived in West Virginia in June at a white-supremacist compound. Federal marshals arrested him after watching activity at the compound for several weeks.
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