Wednesday 20 September 2017

Austrian jailed for flying swastika kite

The man had already spent three months in prison on another conviction under Austria's anti-Nazi laws
The man had already spent three months in prison on another conviction under Austria's anti-Nazi laws

A man who flew a kite displaying a swastika has been sentenced to two years in prison by an Austrian court for contravening anti-Nazi laws.

The 22-year-old was charged last year after launching the kite showing Nazi symbols in central Salzburg, near the German border.

He subsequently stuck handwritten Nazi slogans on the walls of his cell while in investigative custody.

The man had already spent three months in prison on another conviction under Austria's anti-Nazi laws, which prohibit glorifying the Hitler era, before Thursday's court decision.

He is not being identified due to privacy laws.

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