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Old February 1st, 2008 #1
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Default Czech Court: Neo-Nazis Can March

Czech court overturns ban on neo-Nazi march past city synagogue

By DPA

A Czech court Friday overturned a ban on a neo- Nazi march that organizers had originally planned to lead past a synagogue in the city of Plzen a day after the 66th anniversary of the first transport of the city's Jews to a concentration camp, CTK news agency reported.

The Plzen County court ruled that the ban was not grounded in law, and allowed the event's convener Vaclav Bures - whom the police claim to be a far-right extremist - to hold the march within 30 days after the verdict was handed down.

Bures, 32, told CTK he planned to go ahead with the march originally scheduled for January 19. The city may appeal Thursday's verdict to the Supreme Administrative Court.

Plzen Mayor Pavel Roedl banned the march two days before it had been due to take place, arguing that it would put residents in danger.

"I don't want to be mayor of a city in which radicals are allowed to give the Nazi salute," Roedl was quoted as saying.

As a result, the event organizers filed a criminal complaint against the mayor for alleged scaremongering, slander and abuse of public office.

Their lawyers pointed out that Roedl's issuing of the ban less than three days before the march, was illegal.

Although the Plzen march planned to pass through the city's synagogue on the Sabbath and despite painful connotations for the city's Jewish community, banning neo-Nazi marches has proved tricky for the Czech Republic in the past, as organizers have learned to exploit laws that safeguard freedom of assembly.

When far-right extremists in Prague registered to pass through the city's historical Jewish quarter on November 10 and then march during the anniversary of the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) pogrom, they had officially claimed their purpose was to protest the Czech participation in the Iraq war.

Czech legislation renders the banning of protests very difficult. However, the police may cancel events once it becomes clear that protesters are inciting hate, which is deemed illegal in the Czech Republic.

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Old February 4th, 2008 #2
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Default Nationalists to march through Czech Plzen on March 1

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Old February 5th, 2008 #4
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Default Czech Nationalists ignored with their complaints towards Prime Minister Topolanek

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Prague- The state attorney's office will not deal with a criminal complaint filed against Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek (senior ruling Civic Democrats, ODS) by the Czech nationalist National Party over his statement that cowardice is a feature of Czechs' national character, attorney Jitka Rybenska said.

"I have shelved the case. There is no suspicion of a crime committed," Rybenska from the Prague 7 District State Attorney's Office said.
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Old February 5th, 2008 #5
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I hope the march is a great success. Makes me wish i were there.
 
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Wish I could go to this!!!!! Sounds fun marching past that temple. Bet the Jews will be out in force.
 
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Old February 15th, 2008 #8
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A district hall in Plzen today banned a meeting a local resident planned to stage outside the Grand Synagogue in protest against anti-Semitism on March 1, when a neo-Nazis march is to pass by, Mayor Jiri Strobach said today.
The hall has banned the meeting in fear of a possible conflict between the neo-Nazis and their opponents, he said.

Strobach said no other events have been scheduled for March 1.
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The Jewish Community previously announced to the authorities it plans to hold everyday meetings from February 12 to July 31 this year outside both of Plzen's synagogues and also in the park where Jews gathered during World War Two before being transported to the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto.

Plzen Jewish Community head Eva Stixova said the long-term blockading of the selected sites was a way to prevent any further march of right-wing extremists.


The district hall nodded to the community's plan but only banned it from holding its meeting on March 1.

"On Friday we will discuss whether to challenge the ban in court," said Stixova.

Strobach said such an extent of booking of sites for everyday meetings is unusual. The law does not reckon with similar situations. Not even if the Jewish Community failed to hold any of the announced meetings, the law does not allow the hall to cancel the other dates they had booked, he said.
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