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Neo-Nazi politician in court over 'racist' CDs

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Neo-Nazi politician in court over 'racist' CDs
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16:47 CET+01:00
A top neo-Nazi politician appeared in a Berlin court on Wednesday facing incitement charges after police found CDs with racist music on, in his military shop. He claimed he never knew they were there.

National Democratic Party (NPD) Berlin branch leader Sebastian Schmidtke denied accusations that he was intending on distribute the CDs – something which has landed him with charges of representation of violence and incitement of the people.

Police found the discs in 28-year-old Schmidtke's military artefacts shop in March 2012, the Berliner Morgenpost regional newspaper reported.

He told the court on Wednesday that the suitcase containing the CDs, which had been stashed under the counter, did not belong to him and that he had never looked inside it.

But according to two policemen present at the time of the search, Schmidtke admitted to owning the case when it was discovered, said the Berliner Morgenpost.

The NPD leader’s partner also confirmed that the bag belonged to Schmidtke. She has been invited to appear as a witness at the trial’s next hearing, due to take place in the Tiergarten’s district court on December 4th.

The CDs include lyrics directed against Jews, homosexuals, asylum seekers and foreigners.

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