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Czech trial begins to ban Workers Party as a neo-Nazi organization

January 14, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

PRAGUE (WJC)–The Supreme Court of the Czech Republic is hearing a case brought by the Czech government which wants to ban the extreme-right Workers’ Party (DS). Different governments have asserted that the party is a political wing of the neo-Nazi movement, but a previous attempt to have the party banned was dismissed by the court for lack of evidence in early 2009.

In his opening speech the lawyer acting for the government said the DS had organized street marches reminiscent of “attempted pogroms,” that the party’s goal was to establish a “totalitarian state”, and that it showed admiration for the policies of the Nazis.

In the past, members of the Workers’ Party were repeatedly involved in attacks against Roma, and made anti-Semitic statements.

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Preceding provided by World Jewish Congress

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