Saturday, July 29, 2017

Slovak Is Charged with Using Neo-Nazi Symbols; Parliament Party Leader Backs WWII Nazi Ideas

The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament has been charged with crimes related to the use of neo-Nazi symbols, the Times of Israel website reports today (July 29, 2017).

Marian Kotleba, head of the People's Party Our Slovakia, has been charged, according to police spokesman Martin Waldl.

He gave no other details, but police are investigating whether the party gave financial gifts of 1,488 euros to several poor families in March. The number 1,488 has a symbolic meaning for neo-Nazis.

Kotleba openly admires Slovakia's World War II-era Nazi puppet state. His party has 14 lawmakers in the 150-seat parliament.

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