Slovakia: Leader of Nationalist Party Sentenced to Four Years for Giving 1,488-Euro Checks to Poor Families
Apparently, in the Alice-in-Wonderland prison that our countries have become, writing a check with an amount that metaphorically suggests that White children should continue to exist — and that Hitler was a praiseworthy leader — is an “illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols” that deserves a long term in prison.
THE LEADER of a nationalist party with seats in the Slovak parliament was convicted of “illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols” and sentenced to four years and four months in prison on Monday.
Marian Kotleba, head of the People’s Party Our Slovakia, was standing trial after he presented three poor families with checks for 1,488 euros in 2017. The number 1,488 has a symbolic meaning for racial-nationalists: “14” for the “14 Words” of David Lane — “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children”; and “88” for “HH” (“H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet) for “Heil Hitler.”
The verdict isn’t final. Kotleba pleaded not guilty and can appeal the verdict issued by the Specialized Criminal Court in Pezinok. The country’s Supreme Court would decide on his appeal.
The People’s Party Our Slovakia, whose members use the traditional Roman salute (which has a 2,000-year history in addition to being used in National Socialist Germany, Fascist Italy, Nationalist Spain, and pre-1945 America) and want Slovakia out of the European Union and NATO, was the fourth most popular party in the country in February’s parliamentary elections.
It has 17 seats in the 150-seat the Slovak Parliament and two seats in the European Parliament.
Kotleba and his party’s members openly back the legacy of the National Socialist-allied government of Slovakia during World War 2.
The incident in 2017 took place on March 14, the anniversary of the Slovak wartime state’s establishment in 1939.
Last year, the Supreme Court dismissed a request by the country’s prosecutor general to ban Kotleba’s party.
In his request, Jaromir Ciznar (who received his education and legal training under the country’s former Communist regime) said the People’s Party Our Slovakia is “an extremist group whose activities violate the country’s constitution and its goal is to destroy the country’s democratic system.”
But the court ruled that the prosecutor general failed to provide enough evidence for the ban.
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Source: wire service reports and National Vanguard correspondents