Although they did not plan to commit murderous attack, the five members of a neo-Nazi cell Haute-Saône were sentenced to prison terms for provocation to racial hatred, damaging property and organizing a “ Battle Group “. The group leader neo-Nazi is currently still at large.
A neo-Nazi group disbanded in Haute-Saône
Last year, a cell neo-Nazi was dismantled in Haute-Saône. Members of this group were engaged in various activities such as damage to property which mainly characterized by tags, they had also organized a “ Battle Group ” called “ Blood & amp; Honour C18 “and also committed acts of violence and incitement to racial hatred.
Members of the neo-Nazi group were arrested a year ago in May 2014, after having posted on Internet a photo of them wearing balaclavas and brandishing a Kalashnikov and guns. This group of Haute-Saône, more anti-Muslim qu’antisémite announced to be ready to “ wage war against the invaders “. Their fanaticism made them celebrate the birthday of Adolf Hitler annually and during searches of their homes, baseball bats, masks, brass knuckles, a bust of Hitler and a copy of Mein Kampf were found.
The group leader will be sentenced by default
The five members of this group had, at first, was indicted for “ organizing and participating in a combat group “and” criminal association in the preparation of an offense punishable by 10 years in prison “, but actually no feeding concrete project outside their provocations. Two members of the group were therefore sentenced Friday to 6 months suspended sentence while the other 3 were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 3 months to 2 years.
The president of the criminal court of Vesoul said that although members of this group did not plan any concrete deadly attack, their behavior was “ somewhat dangerous for the image of the Republic “. This is why the three leading group of aged 29, 30 and 44 were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 3 months to 2 years. The heaviest penalty, the penalty of 2 years in prison, was ordered for one of the group leaders who is still at large and who has been sentenced in absentia