Rocker Varg Vikernes' court case over allegations of inciting racial hatred has been postponed after his lawyer requested more time to prepare his defence. The Burzum frontman was detained in Salon-La-Tour, France over allegations that he was planning a massacre in July (13), but he was released days later after officers failed to produce sufficient evidence.
He was then charged with inciting racial hatred over alleged online comments he made against Muslims and Jews, but his case will not be heard until next year (14).
On Thursday (17Oct13), officials at a court in Paris, France adjourned the rocker's hearing after his lawyer requested more time to review a large file drawn up by the country's counter terrorism agency, DCRI.
Vikernes is now set to face trial in June (14).
Rocker Varg Vikernes plans to launch legal action against French police following his arrest over an alleged massacre plot, and he is asking fans to help fund his fight. The Burzum frontman and his wife Maria Cachet were held by cops in July (13) at his home in Salon-La-Tour in central France over allegations of planning a shooting spree, but they were both later released without charge.
Now Vikernes has announced he is planning to sue for wrongful arrest and is asking his fans to donate to the proposed lawsuit.
In a post on his blog, the controversial Norwegian rocker writes, "We want to sue the authorities for arresting us for no good reason whatsoever, doing so in the most brutal way possible and with children present, and also for without any reason taking away our right to own or even possess weapons. I ask you all to help us speak up for our rights and freedom, and for the rights and freedom of all others too. Before it is too late."
Vikernes was arrested after his wife legally bought four rifles, sparking fears the pair was planning to carry out a terrorist attack similar to that of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011.
Rocker Varg Vikernes has been released from jail following his arrest on Tuesday (16Jul13). Officers from France's Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence agency swooped on the Burzum member's home in Salon-la-Tour following reports he was plotting a massacre.
The investigation was launched after Vikernes' French wife legally bought four rifles. Authorities feared the pair was planning to carry out a terrorist attack similar to that of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who allegedly sent a book on his ideologies to Vikernes before killing 77 people in 2011.
The property was searched for weapons as Vikernes was taken into custody along with his wife, but the pair was subsequently released on Thursday (18Jul13) after officials found no evidence of a terrorist attack plot.
He has been charged with inciting racial hatred over alleged online comments he made against Muslims and Jews and will appear in a French court in the coming weeks.
Vikernes was released from prison in 2009 after spending 16 years behind bars for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Oystein Aarseth, and has since been convicted of three counts of arson.
Rocker Varg Vikernes has been arrested in France on suspicion of plotting a massacre. The Burzum hitmaker was taken into custody on Tuesday (16Jul13) by Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence officers at his family farm in Salon-la-Tour.
His property is being searched for weapons following reports Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik - whose 2011 bomb attack in Oslo and shooting rampage on the island of Utoya left 77 dead - sent a book on his ideologies to the black metal star before carrying out his plans.
A police spokesperson says, "That was at the origin of the investigation... There were several suspicions that made the services fear he could possibly carry out a violent act."
The arrest is the latest in a long line of legal problems for Vikernes - he walked free from prison in 2009 after spending 16 years behind bars for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Oystein Aarseth, and since then he has been convicted of three counts of arson.
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