Greek court sentences doctor for racism offence
Court in northern Greece gives doctor suspended sentence for breaking anti-racism laws
Associated Press
2014-03-07 11:01 PM

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- A court in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki has given a Greek doctor a 16-month suspended sentence for breaking anti-racism laws and for weapons possession after he put up a sign outside his office that said, in German, "Jews not welcome."

Police searching the 57-year-old neurologist's home just outside the city found daggers with Nazi symbols, a Nazi flag and printed material from the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party.

The doctor was sentenced to 12 months for breaking anti-racism laws and four months for illegal weapons possession, both suspended for three years. He appealed and was released pending the appeals hearing.

Thessaloniki's once-vibrant Jewish community was all but wiped out during World War II, when about 96 percent of its 50,000 people perished in Nazi death camps.

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