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Austrian court finds 7 guilty of neo-Nazi crimes

November 5, 2013
Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has found seven men guilty of neo-Nazi activities and has sentenced them to up to six years in prison.

Prosecution witnesses testified that the men made statements such as "The Fuehrer is always right," at meetings in their clubhouse, near the Upper Austrian town of Voecklabruck, about 200 kilometers (120 miles) west of Vienna. A video introduced as evidence has some of them shouting "Heil Hitler," while the clubhouse itself was decorated with Nazi symbols.

Witnesses also said that members were forced to commit various petty crimes by their leaders, two unidentified men who were each sentenced to six-year prison terms. The five others received lighter jail sentences.

The trial ended shortly before midnight Monday in Wels, a town near Voecklabruck.

 
 

 

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