Swiss neo-Nazi convicted of antisemitic assault on Orthodox Jew

He had previously been sentenced in 2013 for a similar assault.

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March 14, 2018 10:39
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Nazi Swastika. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A 30-year-old Swiss neo-Nazi who in 2015 assaulted an Orthodox Jew in Zurich was on Tuesday sentenced to 24 months in prison.

In July 2015, the unnamed man performed a Nazi salute, spat on and verbally assaulted a Jewish man. The assault took place during in the middle of the day during Shabbat in Wiedikon, the Jewish quarter of Zurich.

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In addition to his sentence, the court also fined the man 1000 francs, roughly $1058, and ordered him to pay 3000 francs ($3175) to the victim.

He had been previously sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2013 for a different assault. He served only 12 months of the original sentence. An amendment in the canton's penal code revoked the prior sentence because of the latest court proceeding.

Last year, a Swiss hotel singled out Orthodox Jews demanding that they alone shower before entering the pool, causing an uproar. No criminal complaints were filed after the incident.

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