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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

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

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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