German neo-Nazi convicted of making threats

Associated Press/May 9, 2012

Berlin -- A prominent German neo-Nazi has been convicted of threatening journalists and sentenced to 21 months in prison.

The dapd news agency reported Wednesday that Martin Wiese was convicted by a state court in Gemuenden, near Frankfurt, of incitement and making threats at a neo-Nazi rally last year.

Wiese had argued that his comments that journalists at the rally should be tried by a Nazi-style court and sentenced to death were taken out of context.

In 2005, Wiese was sentenced to several years in prison for leading a terrorist group that discussed attacking a synagogue.

Wiese was found guilty of membership in a terrorist organization for heading the group, which collected weapons and discussed how it could stop a 2003 dedication ceremony at the Munich synagogue.

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