A man has been found guilty of contravening Austrian anti-Nazi laws for walking back and forth in front of the house where Adolf Hitler was born while wearing a pro-Nazi T-shirt.

The 27-year-old also appeared in court wearing stickers with code words and numbers which translate into “Heil Hitler”, the state broadcaster said.

ORF added he was given a 15-month suspended sentence. The man was not identified in keeping with Austrian privacy laws.

He was charged after appearing in front of the house in the western town of Braunau last year wearing a T-shirt saying “Nazified, with a raised hand” to greet a visiting Hungarian neo-Nazi group.

The man was quoted as saying the slogan was a “political statement”.