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Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Police locate synagogue vandal suspect in Dresden
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From The German edition of The Local
Dresden police announced on Monday that they have found a suspect in the defacement of a synagogue that took place two days ahead of the 71st anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom this month.
The 39-year-old Algerian man is accused of daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish statements along several metres of a wall outside the synagogue on November 7, the Saxony state office of criminal investigation said.
Eyewitness accounts and surveillance videos helped them reconstruct the crime and apprehend the Dresden resident on Saturday.
The man is not known to have previously committed politically motivated crimes.
He is now being investigated for incitement of hatred with symbols used by unconstitutional organisations, the spokesperson said. The swastika and other Nazi symbols are illegal in Germany.
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...everybody was probably just sure it was some horrible Ossi neo-Nazi..., but nope, (an) Algerian...

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Posted on 11/24/2009 3:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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