Archive/File: fascism/germany reuter.033195g Last-Modified: 1995/04/02 Prison urged for German synagogue arson defendants SCHLESWIG, Germany, March 31 (Reuter) - A German prosecutor demanded jail sentences of up to six years on Friday for four men accused of torching a German synagogue a year ago in the first such attack since the Nazi Third Reich. The attack on the synagogue in the northern town of Luebeck drew worldwide attention. Thousands of Germans held marches and vigils protesting against waves of far-right violence that have dogged the country since unification in 1990. Five people in the building at the time escaped unhurt but the synagogue was badly damaged. The defendants, aged between 20 and 25, have been on trial amid tight security since November 24. State Prosecutor Guenter Moeller depicted the men as neo-Nazis acting out of anti-Semitism and xenophobia. Three of the men were guilty of five counts of attempted murder and aggravated arson, he said. The fourth could only be sentenced as an accomplice to aggravated arson, he added. Around 300 people demonstrated in Luebeck on Sunday to mark the anniversary of a firembomb attack.
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