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  1/15/2013, Shevat 4, 5773

Leading Austrian Neo-Nazi Receives 9 Year Prison Sentence

A Viennese court has sentenced a leading neo-Nazi figure in Austria to nine years in prison for his role in launching an extreme-right website that glorifies Nazism.

Gottfried Kussel, 54, is “a leading figure in the extreme-right scene” and had previously been convicted on similar counts, including an 11-year conviction in 1994, said presiding judge, Martina Krainz, announcing the jury’s vote of 5-3 to convict him.