Old man in Austria sentenced for glorifying Nazi ideology
The State Court of Klagenfurt in Austria's southern state Carinthia convicted an 85-year-old man of glorifying Nazi ideology and spreading Nazi beliefs in two books, and sentenced him to two years of unconditional imprisonment on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
According to a report of the Austrian Press Agency (APA), the accused, a veteran of the SS, propagated openly in his writings the "inequality of human races," and made anti-Semitic and racist remarks to journalists, saying that "the enemy is, and remains, the Jew."
The defense lawyer said that the procedure was a "typical political process," and the accused man immediately filed appeals and nullity complaint.
Austrian law bans the glorification of Hitler and the Nazi era, as well as attempts to diminish, deny or justify the Holocaust.