German neo-Nazis attack Briton in Hamburg: police
BERLIN — Three supporters of Germany’s neo-Nazi NPD party have beaten up a dark-skinned Briton and attacked him with pepper spray in the northern city of Hamburg, authorities said Monday.
Police said in a statement that three suspects between the ages of 20 and 43 were under investigation for assault and battery over the events which took place Saturday.
The three men had been distributing flyers ahead of the September 27 general election for the National Democratic Party of Germany, the most radical of the country’s far-right parties which touts an anti-immigrant agenda.
The 46-year-old Briton, who lives in Germany, was handed one of the pamphlets and ripped it up, leading the NPD campaigners to shout at him and then beat him repeatedly, police said.
The victim was with his wife and four-year-old son at the time. He was treated in hospital and released.
“Witnesses alerted police, who dispatched several patrol cars to find the men,” police said in a statement, adding that the three suspects were picked up soon afterwards nearby. They were released pending formal charges.
Two of the three suspects, aged 20 and 33, had previous convictions for violent crimes.
See also : Do YOU Want Frankston To Become Like Dandenong? (August 22, 2009) | Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori; Or: Go back to Africa and/or Europe (August 20, 2009).
September 20, 2003: Ravenous, Blood Red Eagle, Bail Up!, Deaths Head and Fortress play the ‘Ian Stuart Donaldson’ memorial gig in Melbourne. A visiting member of the German NPD donates a party flag, which Blood & Honour declares will be displayed at future events in order to ‘show our respect/support for our brothers in Deutschland’. Above: Professional Holocaust denialist Frederick Töben (left) and New Right/’national anarchist’ Fuehrer Welf Herfurth (right) hold an NPD flag before the Sydney Opera House, 2005. Herfurth will be MC @ the 2009 Sydney Forum, and will appear alongside and in the company of Terrie-Anne Verney, Dr James Saleam, Nicole Hanley, Andrew Fraser and a cast of
thousands hundreds scores. The venue for the event has yet to be announced, but in previous years the NSW RSL and the Estonian and Russian communities in Sydney have been extremely proud to host it.
In other broken news…
German neo-Nazi’s Holocaust denial sentence upheld
August 11, 2009
BERLIN — A German federal court on Tuesday upheld the Holocaust denial conviction of a founding member of a left-wing terrorist group turned neo-Nazi, saying he must serve his six-year sentence.
The Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe threw out Horst Mahler’s appeal of the Munich state court ruling made in February.
Mahler, a founder of the Red Army Faction in 1970, was convicted of incitement for posting videos denying the Holocaust on the Internet and distributing CDs promoting anti-Jewish hatred and violence. Denial of the Nazi Holocaust is a crime in Germany.
It was the latest in a string of neo-Nazi-related convictions for Mahler, a lawyer. In addition, a court in Mainz in 2003 found Mahler guilty of condoning a crime for saying the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States were justified and fined him several thousand euros (dollars).
He was also convicted in the mid-1970s for Red Army Faction-related activities — including several bank robberies and for helping notorious terrorist Andreas Baader, another founding member of the group, to escape from jail.
He was sentenced to 14 years in prison but was released in 1980 after he made several public statements condemning terrorism and Red Army Faction methods.
Mahler was a member of the far-right National Democratic Party from 2000 to 2003, and acted as its attorney.