Czech singer of neo-Nazi band gets 3-year prison term for neo-Nazism promotion in his songs

PRAGUE — An appeals court in the Czech Republic has upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a prominent member of the country’s neo-Nazi movement to three years in prison for racist song lyrics.

Michal Moravec, lead singer of the band Imperium, received the prison term from a court in the southern city of Ceske Budejovice in July 2009 for the promotion of neo-Nazism on the album “Triumph of the Will.” Moravec appealed the verdict.

The album’s name is the same as a Nazi propaganda film shot by filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl.

Supreme Court spokesman Petr Knotig said Friday the court upheld the previous verdict but gave no details. The ruling by the Brno-based court is final.

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