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German Neo-Nazi Sentenced Over Planned Bombing Attack


A German court has sentenced a prominent neo-Nazi to seven years in prison for planning a bomb attack on a Jewish community center.

The court in the southern city of Munich ruled Wednesday that 29-year-old Martin Wiese was the mastermind of the planned bomb attack. The court also said he was the leader of a neo-Nazi group.

Three co-defendants received jail terms ranging in length from two to six years.

Prosecutors charged the defendants with planning to bomb the dedication ceremony of a Munich Jewish center in November, 2003. Germany's president and Jewish leaders were at the ceremony.

Wiese's lawyer said Tuesday the group had no plans to carry out the attack and denied prosecutors' assertions that he belongs to a terror group.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.