Poland / 31-08-2012
Imprisonment for painting antisemitic symbols in Jewish cemetery
Bialystok - A court in Bialystok (eastern Poland) today convicted four youths to a year in prison for promoting Nazism and inciting antisemitism in 2007 after painting symbols of this kind in the Jewish cemetery the locality.
The now convicted drew several swastikas, SS symbols and antisemitic slogans, in addition to the cemetery, in the local monument to the victims of the ghetto and the plaque in honor of the creator of Esperanto, Ludwik Zamenhof, Polish born Jewish religion Bialystok in 1859.
In the sentence, which can be appealed, the court finds that youth were part of a group organized to promote Nazi and anti-Semitic ideologies.