Detectives in Prague have recommended prosecuting a 47-year-old woman who attended a demonstration by the "Freedom and Direct Democracy" (SPD) movement in April on Wenceslas Square because she did so wearing a chain with many Nazi swastikas and other symbols of Nazi Germany.
Czech Television received the news from Jan Daněk, spokesperson for the police in the Czech capital.
The woman, police believe, committed the crime of showing sympathy for a movement to suppress human rights and freedoms by wearing the symbols; if convicted, she faces up to three years in prison.
"Detectives from the Prague 1 police precinct completed their investigation of the case of the 47-year-old woman and filed a motion with the Prague 1 prosecutor's office to prosecute her for felony display of sympathy for movements aiming to suppress human rights and freedoms," Daněk said.
The SPD convened the demonstration against what they called the "dictatorship of the European Union" on the afternoon of 25 April to launch their campaign for the European Parliament. CCTV cameras not only captured the woman wearing the chain with the Nazi German swastikas, but another demonstrator giving the Nazi salute.
The man who did so, 34-year-old Radek Mansfeld, has been give a six-month suspended sentence and was fined CZK 30 000 - 1.200 euro. The verdict has yet to take effect because he appealed.