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Spanish court dissolves neo-Nazi group, imposes prison sentences on members

(WJC)–A Spanish court on Monday ordered the dissolution of the neo-Nazi group ‘Blood & Honor’ and sentenced  14 of the 18 members of the group who were on trial for illicit association and weapons possession to prison terms.

According to the sentences handed down, the main accused – Roberto L. U. and Francisco Jose L. P., each sentenced to between three and four years – were the founders of Blood & Honor Spain, and held leadership posts within the group. In the homes of both, examples of the statutes of the association and other documents were found, along with magazines linked to the neo-Nazi ideology, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, as well as items praising Adolf Hitler and Rudolf Hess. Among the rest of the accused, one received a prison term of two years and 11 were sentenced to a year in prison each, all of them for illicit association. The court absolved four of the accused for lack of evidence. In addition, the court ordered that Blood & Honor be dissolved in accord with the Penal Code, which deems to be illegal groups that promote discrimination, hate or violence against people or associations on the basis of their ideology, religion, race, nationality, sex or sexual orientation.

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Preceding provided by World Jewish Congress.

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