JTA — An Austrian soldier who posted online pictures of a swastika tattoo on one of his testicles was sentenced to 19 months in prison.
The sentence handed out earlier this month by an Austrian court to the 29-year-old soldier was due also to an earlier conviction for displaying Nazi symbols, which is forbidden in Austria. The soldier was not named in the Austrian media,
He had received a suspended prison sentence for posting online pictures of Nazi World War II memorabilia.
That sentence was activated, however, when the soldier showed others with whom he had served pictures of his swastika tattoo. The soldier said he had been very drunk when he got the tattoo earlier this year, the Kleine Zeitung newspaper reported earlier this month.