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British man fined for wearing Nazi uniform at stag party in French resort

Published on Jan 22, 2014 1:54 AM

GRENOBLE, France (AFP) - A French court on Tuesday slapped a fine on a British man for wearing a Nazi uniform to a stag party attended by a member of Britain's Parliament who lost his post over it.

Conservative MP Aidan Burley was dismissed as parliamentary private secretary to Britain's transport minister after newspapers published pictures of the drunken bash at a posh French ski resort and reported that guests had been toasting the memory of Nazi leaders.

The party's stag, or bachelor, Mr Mark Fournier, was subsequently prosecuted for wearing a Nazi uniform and insignia, which is outlawed in France.

A police tribunal in the French Alps town of Albertville upheld the prosecutor's demand for a maximum fine of 1,500 euros (S$2,600).

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