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Top Slovakia far-right extremist jailed for 4 years over using neo-Nazi symbol

Top Slovakia far-right extremist jailed for 4 years over using neo-Nazi symbol

Marian Kotleba, the chief of a neo-fascist political party in Slovakia, has been jailed for over 4 years after being convicted of using illegal neo-Nazi symbols. He was found guilty spreading an anti-democracy ideology. Kotleba, headed the People’s Party Our Slovakia, was arrested after he gave 3 poor families with checks for €1,488 in 2017. The number 1,488 has a symbolic meaning for neo-Nazis.

Sandra
Sandra
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

Not that I agree with nazis or fascists, because I don't, but I do disagree with imprisoning people for their ideology. That's a slippery slope. I wouldn't want communists imprisoned either. Its when extremists act on violent rhetoric that inhale a problem. Using a symbol is not that.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 2 months

For using a symbol

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 2 months

This is an extreme violation of speech freedoms. If a society fears nazism could spread to a majority then we have to rethink what democracy even means. In any case, nazi Germany did not have a majority of nazis. A minority of nazis seized control through peaceful means which could not happen in any modern democracy.

Clint
Clint 2 months

Good. Similar crackdown on neo nazis in Greece right now too. You love to see it

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