Connect to share and comment

Suspected Greek neo-Nazis get life for murdering Pakistani

Two suspected members of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison over the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said. However, the Athens court judging the case threw out the prosecution's argument that the murder of 27-year-old Shehzad Luqman in January 2013 was racially motivated.

Suspected Greek neo-Nazis get life for murdering Pakistani

Two suspected members of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn received life sentences on Tuesday over the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said. However, the Athens court judging the case threw out the prosecution's argument that the murder of 27-year-old Shehzad Luqman in January 2013 was racially motivated.

German court rejects Holocaust-denying bishop's appeal

A German court said Friday it had rejected an appeal by a British bishop convicted in a high-profile case of denying key facts about the Holocaust. After five earlier rounds of court proceedings, the ruling by the regional appeal court in Nuremberg means a fine handed down to Bishop Richard Williamson in 2013 now stands. "The revision of the verdict yielded no legal errors to the detriment of the defendant," a court statement said.

Greek PM's aide quits over purported Golden Dawn video

ATHENS (Reuters) - A senior aide to Greece's prime minister resigned on Wednesday after the far-right Golden Dawn party said a video showed him suggesting the government had tried to press judges to jail its members. Government Secretary General Takis Baltakos did not refer directly to the comments he was reported to have made in the video, but said he was stepping down because of the furor caused by the video released online and shown on television.

Greek PM aide quits after casting doubt on neo-Nazi probe

A close aide of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras resigned on Wednesday following a secretly taped discussion puportedly showing him casting doubt on an ongoing probe into neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. Panagiotis Baltakos, general secretary of Samaras's cabinet, was filmed apparently having a discussion with Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kassidiaris, one of the many senior party cadres facing criminal charges. A voice resembling that of Kassidiaris can be heard on the video posted on Greek news sites and seen by AFP.

Sweden jails neo-nazis for attack on anti-racism march

Three Swedish neo-nazis were handed prison sentences on Wednesday for attacking a peaceful anti-racism demonstration in a Stockholm suburb last December, a district court said. Demonstrators including families with small children said they were attacked with bottles, stones, pepper spray and fire crackers while protesting against an uptick in swastika graffiti and nazi propaganda in the area. "The incident in Kaerrtorp on December 15, 2013 has been deemed a case of violent rioting," Soedertoern district court said in a statement.

Hungarian Jews mark 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany invasion

Several thousand Hungarian Jews marked the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of Hungary on Wednesday with a memorial service outside the Grand Synagogue in Budapest. The service, organised by Mazsihisz, the country's largest Jewish organisation, was the first in a series of events marking the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of some 600,000 Hungarian Jews, most deported to Nazi death camps.

Holocaust haunts French railway's bid for US contracts

Seventy years after the Holocaust, Rosette Goldstein and many fellow Americans are still seeking reparations from French rail firm SNCF for transporting their loved ones to Nazi death camps. Goldstein, now 75, was in Maryland on Monday to testify before state lawmakers, who have threatened to prevent SNCF bidding for a major public contract over its role in the World War II genocide. Clutching a register of those transported by France's state-owned rail company, a still emotional Goldstein showed where her father's name was entered.

Jailed Golden Dawn MP to run for governor

A Golden Dawn lawmaker is standing for governor in Greece's May local elections despite the fact that he is in pre-trial detention on charges of belonging to a criminal organisation, local media reported Sunday. Panayiotis Iliopoulos is one of six lawmakers of the Golden Dawn party to have been jailed as part of a crackdown on the far-right party. He accepted his candidature on Saturday by phone from the high-security prison in Athens where he has been detained since January, Athens News Agency reported.

US, France in talks over Holocaust compensation

France and the US are in talks over compensation to American Holocaust victims that were transported to their deaths by France's state-owned rail company, a lawyer involved in the negotiations said Friday. The sensitive, decades-long issue of SNCF's role in the deportation of Jews to concentration camps -- it recognizes it was a "cog in the Nazi extermination machine" -- is threatening a reported $2.2-billion contract between the state rail company and the US state of Maryland.
Syndicate content