Germany right-wing politician charged with inciting racial hatred Deirdre Jurand at 6:16 PM ET
[JURIST] German prosecutors Tuesday charged [press release, in German] the chair of the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) [party website, in German] with libel and inciting racial hatred for comments he made about a German soccer player. Udo Voigt [party profile, in German] and two other party officials allegedly published a pamphlet and circulated online messages before the 2006 World Cup saying that soccer player Patrick Owomoyela [team profile] should not be on the German soccer team because he is black. The NPD has called the charges "absurd" [NPD press release, in German].
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