Belarus court confirms guilty verdict for neo-Nazis who defaced Holocaust memorial

A higher court in Belarus has confirmed the verdict in the case of three young neo-Nazis from the city of Mogilev.

In November 2016, the skinheads smeared black paint on a monument for Holocaust victims. Investigators worked on their case for three months.

In February, they were convicted of hooliganism. Appeals in their case took another three months. But now, the oldest of the group, a 19-year-old student, has been sentenced to two years in prison. His 18-year-old friend will serve six months behind bars, while the third member of the group was given six months on probation on account of being a minor.

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