A fascist group’s founder gets imprisoned for eight and a half years

A fascist group’s founder gets imprisoned for eight and a half years

A fascist group’s founder gets imprisoned for eight and a half years

A fascist group’s founder gets imprisoned for eight and a half years

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  • National Action’s co-founder is sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
  • He was found guilty of remaining a member after the group was banned in 2016, after forming the NS131.
  • Some members of the organization had applauded the murder of Jo Cox MP.
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National Action’s co-founder is sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.

During his trial at Winchester Crown Court, white nationalist Alex Davies of Swansea was described as “perhaps the most Nazi of the group.”

He was found guilty of remaining a member after the group was banned in 2016, after forming the NS131 ‘continuity group’ to circumvent the limitation.

Before the Brexit referendum, some members of the organization had applauded the murder of Jo Cox MP and advocated for a ‘race war.’

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Davies, 27, co-founded the group with Ben Raymond in 2013 before enrolling at Warwick University, where he was asked to leave due to his political views.

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Davies and Raymond referred to themselves as a “white jihadist group” modelled after Nazi SS stormtroopers.

Davies was seen in York in May 2016 shouting with a megaphone in front of a placard that read: ‘Refugees not welcome: Hitler was correct.’

In 2016, he travelled to Germany, where he posed in the execution chamber of the Buchenwald concentration camp with a NA flag and gave the Nazi salute, generating outrage in a country where Nazi idolization is prohibited.

After his sentence is completed, Judge Mark Dennis QC sentenced him to serve another year on extended license.

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‘I’m satisfied the defendant played an active and prominent part in cooperation with his trusted allies in attempting to conceal the organization’s continued existence in defiance of the prohibition,’ he added.

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‘You are a brilliant and educated young man, but you have harbored, over a period of many years, distorted and appalling biases,’ he continued to the defendant in the dock.

Davies was the 19th individual convicted of being a member of NA, the first right-wing organization to be outlawed after WWII.

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