Zomrel právnik NPD.

Dňa 29. októbra 2009 zomrel na mŕtvicu právnik NPD, ktorý bol odsúdeny za popieranie holokaustu a ine trestne ciny.

Clanky v anglictine pripajam.


Jürgen Rieger (11 May 1946 – 29 October 2009) was a Hamburg lawyer, and deputy chairman of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) (as of October 2009),[2] known for his Holocaust denial.[1]
Rieger was convicted among other for battery, incitement of the people (Volksverhetzung), and the use of prohibited symbols.[3]
Rieger joined the NPD in 2006, and became Hamburg chairman in 2007. He worked in Artgemeinschaft Germanische Glaubens-Gemeinschaft over many years.[1] In the 1990s he was active in the now-outlawed far-right Wiking-Jugend and Freiheitliche Deutsche Arbeiterpartei.[citation needed]
He was an important figure for the NPD, because of his several party donations, the total amount was €500,000.[4]
On 29 October 2009 Rieger died in Berlin from a stroke.[3]

Death of leading neo-Nazi set to cripple far-right
Published: 30 Oct 09 15:29 CET
One of the driving forces of neo-Nazism in Germany, Jürgen Rieger, has died after suffering a stroke, his far-right National Democratic Party announced on its website Friday morning.
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The 63-year-old Hamburg lawyer and NPD deputy chairman had been in a coma since Saturday night, when he suffered a stroke at a meeting of the party’s leadership in Berlin.

He was rushed to hospital, where his condition steadily worsened.

Rieger’s son Harald said the family was considering a cremation or a burial at sea because they did not want his grave to become a neo-Nazi pilgrimage site.

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), a government agency that monitors extremists, said Rieger’s death was a serious blow for the far-right movement.

Rieger was a key fund-raiser for the cash-strapped NPD, which was slapped with a €1.27 million fine in May for accounting irregularities.

The BfV’s Lower Saxony president, Günter Heiß, said on Friday that Rieger’s death would leave a hole in the far right scene that could not be quickly filled.

“I don’t see any such prominent personality,” he said. “Rieger was a one-of-a-kind phenomenon in right-wing extremism, because he was hyperactive in many areas. He was on the go, around the clock, on right-wing extremist issues.

“He was unbelievably hard-working.”

Rieger was particularly energetic in attempting to acquire property for far-right activities. He made news in August when he tried to buy an old hotel to convert into a neo-Nazi training centre in Lower Saxony, sparking a tense standoff between right-wing extremists and police.

Rieger was thought to have contributed several hundred thousand euros to far-right causes. But Heiß said it was not clear whether any of his assets, estimated at about €500,000, would be bequeathed to the NPD.
DDP/DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)