Valdis Rošāns, the neo-Nazi writing under the nickname Fenikss, has returned to the nationalist discussion forum www.zemesargs,lv after detention by the Security Police and seizure of computers and electronics (these have apparently been returned).
Fenikss was detained, allegedly on complaints by the political discussion website and advocate of internet tolerance and civility www.dialogi.lv. The publishers of the site may have taken offense at Fenikss' s anti-Semitic and racist posts on several Latvian internet discussion sites.
The issue here is whether one fights racism and anti-Semitism by argument or with the blunt instrument of the police (and resulting chilling effect and enforcement creep-- we got one crackpot, lets take in a few more, etc...). I don't want the same police who arrest economists and musicians policing the thoughts expressed in Latvia.