Two neo-Nazis jailed for beating up Liberian

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6 July 2007, Magdeburg, Germany (dpa) - Two neo-Nazis who bashed a Liberian because of the colour of his skin and kicked a policeman who came to his aid in Germany were jailed Friday for 42 and 30 months. The May 2005 assault in the eastern city of Halberstadt shocked Germans, but at a lower-court trial, one of the men, 31, was let off with a suspended penalty. The state court in Magdeburg ruled Friday on appeal that both men must serve the time, and added six months to the term of a defendant aged 26. The

6 July 2007

Magdeburg, Germany (dpa) - Two neo-Nazis who bashed a Liberian because of the colour of his skin and kicked a policeman who came to his aid in Germany were jailed Friday for 42 and 30 months.

The May 2005 assault in the eastern city of Halberstadt shocked Germans, but at a lower-court trial, one of the men, 31, was let off with a suspended penalty.

The state court in Magdeburg ruled Friday on appeal that both men must serve the time, and added six months to the term of a defendant aged 26. They were convicted of dangerous assault and resisting a police officer.

Both victims were clubbed with bottles and kicked as they lay on the ground.

DPA

Subject: German news

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