ĽSNS member fined for fascist salute

He is running as a candidate of the far-right ĽSNS in the upcoming parliamentary election.

Anton GrňoAnton Grňo (Source: TASR)

Anton Grňo, a member of the far-right Kotlebovci – People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), was sentenced to pay a fine of 5,000 euros for the “Na stráž!” (On Guard) salute in front of the hearing room of the Supreme Court in May 2018.

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With this salute, he publicly showed sympathies with the ideology of the fascist regime and the Hlinka Guard, a militia maintained by the Slovak People’s Party during the era of the Nazi-allied Slovak state (1939-1945).

If he fails to pay the fine, he will be imprisoned for six months. The sentence issued by the Specialised Criminal Court is not valid yet since Grňo has appealed.

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