German court overturns entry ban for Russian Night Wolves

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 6, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.



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BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has overturned an entry ban on a group of nationalist Russian bikers planning to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago by riding their motorcycles through the capital to mark the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

The pro-Kremlin Night Wolves were denied entry by Germany's federal police last month, after criticism on their plans arose and Poland denied them entry.

But a Berlin administrative court ruled Wednesday that wasn't sufficient evidence that the Russians were a threat to public order, domestic security or international relations.

The court therefore ruled that their visas — issued by Italy for free travel within the European Union's border-free zone — are valid for Germany too.

The ruling can still be appealed.

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