Swiss neo-Nazi who attacked Jewish man sentenced to prison

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Swiss neo-Nazi who attacked Jewish man sentenced to prison

Assailant made Nazi salute and shouted anti-Semitic slogans at Orthodox man on Shabbat afternoon, before pushing him and spitting on him

A police car in Zurch, Switzerland
A police car in Zurch, Switzerland

A Swiss neo-Nazi who assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich was sentenced to two years in prison.

The incident on a main street in the Swiss city’s Wiedikon district, the Jewish quarter of Zurich, took place on July 4, 2015.

The assailant made the Hitler Nazi salute and shouted anti-Semitic slogans on a Shabbat afternoon. He pushed around the victim and spit on him before police arrived and intervened. The victim, who is in his 40s, was on his way home from a local synagogue when the attack happened.

The assailant, who has not been named, also was fined about £715 ($1,000) and ordered to pay more than £2,216 ($3,100) to his victim.

He previously served 12 months in prison of a 30-month sentence in 2013 for a different assault.

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