Two years' jail for racist attack against Iraqi children in Germany

A German who hurled a bottle at a group of Iraqi children and punched a man who came to their defence was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail by a court in the city of Schwerin.

Two years' jail for racist attack against Iraqi children in Germany
A German who hurled a bottle at a group of Iraqi children and punched a man who came to their defence was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail by a court in the city of Schwerin. A case against another alleged racist attacker is pending.

In the April incident, the man, 21, yelled Nazi phrases at the passing children, threw the beer bottle towards them and punched a man, 45, who was accompanying the group and intervened.

The defendant, who has several previous convictions, confirmed in court that he was a neo-Nazi. Judges rejected suggestions that the sentence be suspended. Schwerin is located in formerly communist eastern Germany.

DPA
Last Mod: 05 Eylül 2007, 17:15
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