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A Slovak charged in the Czech Republic for spreading hatred

SLOVAK nationalist Marian Magát was detained by the Czech police in Prague at an August 8 rally during his speech against migrants.

Bratislava saw extremists protest in June(Source: SITA)

Later, he was charged with instigating hatred against a group of people. He is being prosecuted at large, the Sme daily wrote on August 10. If found guilty, he could face up to two years in prison.

Magát is the leader of Vzdor Kysuce group. He wrote on its Facebook page that he did not instigate hatred but, on the contrary, stressed the need to preserve each race and their right to existence. He also talked about the “threat of Zionism”, according to Sme. 

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