Swiss neo-Nazi Who Attacked Orthodox Jewish Man Sentenced to Prison

The incident on a main street in the Swiss city’s Wiedikon district, the Jewish quarter of Zurich, took place on July 4, 2015

Residential and commercial properties are seen beyond the Limmat river in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011
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A Swiss neo-Nazi who assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich was sentenced to two years in prison.

The incident on a main street in the Swiss city’s Wiedikon district, the Jewish quarter of Zurich, took place on July 4, 2015.

The assailant made the Hitler Nazi salute and shouted anti-Semitic slogans on a Shabbat afternoon. He pushed around the victim and spit on him before police arrived and intervened. The victim, who is in his 40s, was on his way home from a local synagogue when the attack happened.

The assailant, who has not been named, also was fined about $1,000 and ordered to pay more than $3,100 to his victim.

He previously served 12 months in prison of a 30-month sentence in 2013 for a different assault.