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BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have appealed a suspended six-month sentence given to a far-right politician for displaying a Nazi-style tattoo.
A court in Oranienburg, just outside Berlin, last month found Marcel Zech guilty of incitement for showing a tattoo that appeared to combine an image of the Auschwitz death camp with the slogan from the Buchenwald concentration camp's gate, "Jedem das Seine" — "to each his own."
The 27-year-old admitted displaying the tattoo while visiting a swimming pool on Nov. 21 last year.
Prosecutors' spokesman Wilfried Lehmann said Tuesday that the sentence "was significantly less" severe than the unsuspended 10-month sentence his colleagues had requested.
Zech, a member of the far-right National Democratic Party, has also appealed the verdict and is seeking an acquittal.
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