Four Neo-nazis Get Prison Terms

Four neo-Nazis aged 22 to 24, have been sentenced by a Karlsruhe court to jail terms of between seven and 16 months. They were found guilty of instigation, stock piling and spreading of neo-Nazi propaganda material as well as inflicting damage to property.

The court identified Odfried Hepp as the leader of the group. In March, 1979, he and his three followers appeared in Offenburg with donkey masks and with placards saying “I donkey still believe in what was shown in the (American made) television series ‘Holocaust’.” The court regarded this as an abuse of the right to demonstrate.

Hepp was sentenced to 16 months in prison; Stefan Deppuer to 15 months and Roland Mueller and Michael Maucher each to eight months.

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