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Neo-Nazis face court for online radio content

The Local · 21 Mar 2011, 07:53

Published: 21 Mar 2011 07:53 GMT+01:00

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The trial at the district court was scheduled to begin at 9:30 am, when the men aged 20 to 37-years-old stand accused of forming a criminal organisation.

As administrators and moderators of Widerstand Radio, or “Resistance Radio,” the group allegedly played music by German and international neo-Nazi bands.

The music was also accompanied by racist commentary and illegal National Socialist sentiments, according to prosecutors.

The group was arrested in November 2010 during raids by Federal Criminal Police (BKA) in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North-Rhine Westphalia.

If the defendants are convicted they face up to five years behind bars.

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12:08 March 21, 2011 by ronasch
Why doesn't Germany have free speech if it is an independent demoracy?
12:12 March 21, 2011 by dcgi
@ronasch *facepalm*
12:14 March 21, 2011 by gogo99

because Germany was an independent democracy also in the 1930's... and we all know where this "independent democracy" was headed..
13:16 March 21, 2011 by Ludinwolf
These ignorants animals were not democratic against people that did not belong to the 'same' type.

What impresses me is that, there many living inside the 3rd strongest economy in the world. A place where supposedly all would have a great education, morality and respect for other people differences... strangely, many ppl still have a provincial mentality, which associated with our 'human' desired to eradicate what for us is 'weird' (simply because it does not belong to our group) ends up in marches supporting fanatical expressions of a tyrannous government without being able to open their eyes to see the real size of the world and its differences, neither to live with their beliefs without 'try to be a hero by saving their blood purity'.
16:49 March 21, 2011 by derExDeutsche
I laugh so hard when I hear about people going to jail for Hate in Germany. Jeez. Have they been to theLocal.de comment section? Everybody hates each other. Its always 'Idiot this, 'your grammar sucks' that'. lol. This forum is defined by hate. You get what you give, and that has been my experience here from day 1.
17:30 March 21, 2011 by tallady
true der ExDeutsche,,best summed up by Prufroc ,,It"s a hate fest fueled by personnel insults..

Five years for preaching hate,,you can murder them for a couple more years here in good old Germany.
18:37 March 21, 2011 by Gretl
Five years for a speaking one's mind; but 6 mo for sexual assault of a child. You can turn a radio off, but that child has to live with that betrayl of trust forever.
18:49 March 21, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
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22:18 March 21, 2011 by derExDeutsche
haha. yeah. but to tell you truth, if it wasn't for Prufok calling me an idiot, maybe I wouldn't have stuck. as it turns out, I thrive in the face of hate. I GROW. hehe. And, I guess I have Frau Prufok to thank for realizing that about myself;). Like if Pru was a totally chill dude with a different opinion, l would have moved right on.

now, when I'm called an idiot anywhere else, it makes me laugh and think of my old friend;)
23:57 March 21, 2011 by mid503
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for

people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."

-- Noam Chomsky
19:02 March 22, 2011 by xx.weirich.xx
Wow. They just love to remove valid arguments posted here.
18:16 March 23, 2011 by Tom Metzger
Its amazing that the connection is not made between suppression of free speech and probable violence on down the road by those whose speech is muted.
03:52 March 24, 2011 by Stepp
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