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Austrian animal rights activists accused of cruelty to animals: 5 years prison possible

Ten animal rights activists are accused by the public prosecution department of the Lower Austrian town of Wiener Neustadt, that they have built a criminal organisation. The demand for a penalty comprises 218 pages.

The public prosecution department even uses the “Mafia paragraph” 278a criminal code. The impeachment includes malicious criminal property damage, compulsion, and cruelty to animals, as well as resistance to the authority of the state.

Animal rights activists accused of cruelty to animals? Unfortunately medias or the public prosecution department don’t tell any further details about such kind of allegation. If it’s really true, those guys seems to be a strange group of animal rights activists.

An imprisonment of five years is possible. Their total damage amounts to 600.000 Euro.

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