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Austrian policeman sentenced over 'Heil Hitler' salute

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Austrian policeman sentenced over 'Heil Hitler' salute
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16:44 CEST+02:00
A policeman in Austria was sentenced on Thursday for shouting "Heil Hitler" at a driver during a traffic check at the Hungarian border in April.

A Vienna court handed the officer a nine-month suspended jail term after finding him guilty of "re-engagement with National Socialism" -- a crime in Austria since 1947 and punishable by up to ten years in prison.

The 29-year-old was denounced by a colleague who had witnessed the incident that took place at the Nickelsdorf border checkpoint, in Burgenland state, on April 27th.

The accused had stopped a Hungarian driver and greeted him with the phrase "Heil Hitler", according to the prosecution.

The policeman denied the charge, insisting his colleague had misunderstood him.

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