The Dresden Regional Court sentenced the perpetrators to years of imprisonment
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Because of the violent attacks on refugees at the city festival in 2016, the Dresden Regional Court sentenced two right-wing extremists to imprisonment.
A 31-year-old with multiple criminal records was given five years and eight months on Friday, and the criminal chamber imposed three years and eight months on a 35-year-old.
The prosecutor had asked for six years and three years and three months.
The judgments are not yet final.
Attackers brutally attacked refugees
The judges are convinced that the defendants were among the 40 or so men who purposefully hunted down refugees on the night of August 21, 2016, sometimes hitting or kicking people from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq at random, and shouting xenophobic slogans.
The criminal chamber attested that the accused were right-wing and right-wing extremist ideas.
The defense lawyers had pleaded for acquittal for lack of evidence that their clients were there.
They were silent in the process that had been going on since September 2019 - and also waived the »last word«.
mjm / dpa