25 February 2010
An investigation focusing on extremism in the Czech military has revealed a soldier who had Nazi symbols tattooed on his body, the television ‘Nova TV’ has reported. Military commanders have already recommended that the soldier be stripped of his rank and sacked from the army, Jana Ruzickova, spokeswoman for the General Staff, told the channel.
The man had the motto of the Nazi SS units, ‘Meine Ehre heißt Treue’ (My Honor is Loyalty), tattooed on his back. He also wore a necklace with a ring with engraved swastikas.
The check was ordered some two months ago after it was revealed that two Czech soldiers deployed within the Afghan mission wore helmets with Nazi symbols. Both soldiers were dismissed and their commander punished. Last November, another Czech soldier co-founded and trained a neo-Nazi organization that was preparing terrorist attacks on power plants and the police and kidnappings of "Jews in high posts".
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