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.

Related story:The Specialised Court rejected Kotleba charge over €1,488 gift cheques Read more 

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.

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.

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).

“With this act, Kotleba publicly showed his fondness for racist and neo-Nazi ideology by using these symbols,” spokesperson of the Special Prosecutor's Office Jana Tökölyová said as quoted by TASR.

The Senate of the Supreme Court rejected a complaint by the prosecutor of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against the decision of the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok that rejected charges against the ĽSNS head.

Related story:Far-right MP Mazurek found guilty. He will lose his seatRead more 

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