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Austria indicts leaders of far-right Identitarian Movement

May 14, 2018 GMT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Austria say they have indicted more than a dozen leading members of the far-right Identitarian Movement.

The group has gained attention for high-profile stunts and using social media to attract young people to its anti-migrant campaigns.

Prosecutors in the southern Austrian city of Graz said Monday that 10 of the movement’s leaders and seven sympathizers are being charged with incitement to hatred, forming a criminal organization, property damage and harassment.

Most of those indicted have been active in the group since its founding in 2012, including its most prominent figure, Martin Sellner.

British authorities prevented Sellner from entering the country earlier this year.

The group said it “sharply rejects” all of the prosecutors’ allegations.