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Doctor ordered to pay $3,500 fine for putting up ‘Jews not Welcome’ sign

By Mason White 5:52 PM March 9, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A doctor was arrested, charged and convicted of inciting racial hatred after putting up a racist sign on his office, prosecutors in Greece said.

Now, the doctor has been sentenced to a suspended sentence on Friday.

Kastaniotis Costas, 57, was also convicted of weapons possession and was ordered to pay about $3,500 in fines by a court in the northern city of Thessaloniki. He was also sentenced to 12 months for violating laws against racism and four months for illegal possession of weapons, both suspended for three years.

As we reported earlier, a doctor was arrested and charged with inciting hatred after posting a “Jews Not Welcome” note on his office door, police in Greece said. Thessaloniki Police said that a 57-year-old neurologist has been charged with inciting racial hatred and weapons possession.

The doctor has acknowledged that he is a member of the extreme right Golden Dawn party. The police arrested the man after they received a tip that the doctor had put a sign outside his office saying: “Jews Not Welcome.”

The sign was written in German, police said. Police recovered twelve knives and three daggers, two with inscriptions of Nazi symbols, and pills without a prescription, while raiding the doctor’s home.