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FIVE men and one woman were jailed today for their membership of National Action, the banned far-right terrorist group that praised the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox.
At Birmingham Crown Court, Adam Thomas, 22, of Banbury was sentenced to six-and-a-half years and his partner Claudia Patatas, 38, to five years.
The fanatical neonazi couple’s close friend, Darren Fletcher, 28, of Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, who admitted National Action membership before trial, was jailed for five years for the same offence.
Sentencing judge Melbourne Inman told former Amazon security guard Mr Thomas and Ms Patatas, a wedding photographer originally from Portugal, they both had “a long history of violent, racist beliefs.”
Such was their fanaticism, the jury heard that the pair had given their child the middle name Adolf in "admiration" of Hitler. They even had swastika scatter cushions in their home.
Last week, the court heard that Mr Fletcher had taught his daughter to perform a nazi salute.
Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of Crown Hills Rise, Leicester, a leading member in National Action’s Midlands chapter, was jailed for six years and four months.
Cyber security worker and National Action Midlands cell “banker” Joel Wilmore, 24, of Stockport and van driver Nathan Pryke, 26, of March, Cambridgeshire, described as the group’s security enforcer, were also jailed. Mr Pryke was handed a term of five years and five months, Mr Wilmore was sentenced to five years and 10 months.
The judge described National Action as a group with “horrific aims.” He said it worked towards “the overthrow of democracy in this country by serious violence and murder and the imposition of a nazi-style state which would eradicate whole sections of society by such violence and mass murder.”
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