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High Court increases punishment for SS training plan

Two former officials from the Nationalen Volkspartei (NVP) have had their sentences for Wiederbetätigung which bans anything that glorifies the Third Reich increased from 18 months to 20 months suspended by the High Court in Linz.

The two men who are now aged 35 and 30 had planned to take part in the elections in 2009 in Enns.

But voting officials reported them for Wiederbetätigung after saying that the program they had proposed was parallel to that that would once been applied by the NSDAP (the Nazis) and also used a training plan from the SS, and banned them from taking part in the election.

They were sentenced in March of this year but appealed, and prosecutors also appealed saying that the sentence was too mild.

At the appeal the older of the two men did not attend, but the younger claimed that he had never been a Nazi and he distanced himself from the third Reich ideology – but added: "I did not tackle the problem in a sensitive enough manner and I accept I will have to bear the consequences."

But his appeal for a milder sentence was rejected.

The Greens human rights spokesman in Upper Austria Maria Buchmayr said that the decision was a welcome one and a key point that sent a signal to right-wing extremists, neo-Nazis and anyone else that wanted to glorify the crimes of the Third Reich.

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