Kotleba faces another charge over his controversial cheques

The amounts that he gave away are problematic.

(Source: SITA)

The head of the far right People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) is facing charges over the cheques he gave away to poor families.

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The Special Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against Marian Kotleba, accusing him of promoting movements aimed at repressing fundamental rights and freedoms, the TASR newswire reported.

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The act took place in March 2017 at the Obchodná Akadémia secondary school in Banská Bystrica. Marian Kotleba handed out a financial gift of €1,488 to three families, in front of an audience of 400.

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The number 1488 is well-known and widely used as a symbol for extremists. It consists of the number 14 (a reference to the 14 words of right-wing extremist David Lane) and 88 (which stands for Heil Hitler).

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