Neo-Nazi couple in court after naming child after Hitler

  • 10/10/2018
Two people hang a Nazi flag.
Two people hang a Nazi flag. Photo credit: File.

A British couple are in front of a jury this week, accused of membership in a banned far-right group.

Prosecution are alleging the couple, Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, gave their child the middle name 'Adolf' in tribute to the infamous Nazi leader, The Telegraph reported.

The couple are on trial accused of being members of the group National Action.

Co-defendant Daniel Bogunovic, 27, is also in the dock facing the same membership charge.

The Crown claims the couple were pictured at home with their child and a convicted racist holding a swastika flag and performing the infamous Nazi salute.

Prosecution Barnaby Jameson said the pair were part of a neo-Nazi group so "extreme and violent", it was banned by the British government in 2016, according to The Telegraph.

The jury also heard of Thomas and Bogunovic's 'particular interest' in machetes, and of a set of bomb-making instructions found on Bogunovic's computer.

In court, Mr Jameson said this case is about "a terror fuelled by hatred and division" and "borne out of fanatical and tribal belief in white supremacy".

He added this case would show jurors 'a world in which any right-thinking person would wish did not exist', reported The Telegraph.

All three deny the charges and the trial is expected to last four weeks in Birmingham Crown Court.


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