July 21st, 2024

German court convicts a prominent far-right politician for using a Nazi slogan

By The Associated Press on July 1, 2024.

BERLIN (AP) – A high-profile politician in the far-right Alternative for Germany party has been convicted for the second time of knowingly using a Nazi slogan at a political event.

Björn Höcke, who plans to run for governor in the eastern state of Thuringia in a September election, was fined Monday for using the banned Nazi slogan “Everything for Germany.”

The Halle Regional Court sentenced the 52-year-old to a fine of 130 daily rates of 130 euros each.

He was already fined 13,000 euros ($13,900) in May for using symbols of an unconstitutional organization, a verdict that his lawyers are appealing.

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