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French Neo-nazi Seriously Wounded

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A French neo-Nazi was seriously wounded last night by on anonymous assailant who shot him in the chest and shoulder.

Marc Gillet, 23, was shot in his apartment in Nice, by a man who, he said, he barely saw. His condition was described as serious by hospital sources.

Gillet was found guilty last May of neo-Nazi activities. A Nice court sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment but most of the sentence was suspended. He was accused of addressing threatening, violently anti-Semitic letters to Jewish leaders in the south of France.

The court also found him guilty of setting up the local branch of the FANE (Federation of European and National Action), the largest neo-Nazi organization in France which was outlawed by Parliament in 1980. Gillet’s family says Jewish activists have been threatening him since his trial.

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