Upset over German's sentence over Nazi tattoo

2016-01-05 20:00


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Berlin - German prosecutors have appealed a suspended six-month sentence given to a far-right politician for displaying a Nazi-style tattoo.

A court in Oranienburg, just outside Berlin, last month found Marcel Zech guilty of incitement for showing a tattoo that appeared to combine an image of the Auschwitz death camp with the slogan from the Buchenwald concentration camp's gate, "Jedem das Seine" — "to each his own."

The 27-year-old admitted displaying the tattoo while visiting a swimming pool on November 21 last year.

Prosecutors' spokesperson Wilfried Lehmann said on Tuesday that the sentence "was significantly less" severe than the unsuspended 10-month sentence his colleagues had requested.

Zech, a member of the far-right National Democratic Party, has also appealed the verdict and is seeking an acquittal.

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