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Vienna - Austrian Court Finds 3 Guilty Of Glorifying Nazism

Published on: January 10, 2013 07:17 PM
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The accused and the right-wing extremist known Gottfried KiisselThe accused and the right-wing extremist known Gottfried Kiissel

Vienna - An Austrian court has convicted a leading neo-Nazi and two accomplices of glorifying Nazism through a website and sentenced them to prison terms of up to nine years.

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Gottfried Kuessel was given a nine-year prison sentence Thursday for being the founder of the “Alpen-Donau” website. He already spent time in prison in the 1990s on conviction of trying to form a successor to the Nazi party.

The two others — Felix Binder and Wilhelm Anderle — were sentenced to seven and 4 ½ years respectively.

The website is no longer active, but defied years of Austrian efforts to shut it down because it was housed on a U.S. server.

Austrian officials said that left their hands tried because of U.S. free speech laws. Austria bans glorification of the Nazi era.


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 Jan 10, 2013 at 07:43 PM Barsechel Says:

Good let this be a lesson to all the Nazi's in Austria

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