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EU lawmakers fined, suspended for Nazi salutes and images in parliament

Last Updated Oct 27, 2015 at 8:20 am EDT

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament has sanctioned an Italian lawmaker who wore a T-shirt with an image combining Adolf Hitler and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a plenary session two weeks ago.

The assembly said in a statement on Tuesday that it fined Gianluca Buonanno 3,060 euros ($3,378) and suspended him from activities in parliament for 10 days. He is still allowed to vote.

During a later debate with Merkel present, Buonanno wore a Hitler-style moustache and gave a Nazi salute.

Polish deputy Janusz Korwin-Mikke received the same sanction for using a Nazi salute in the assembly in July.

Korwin-Mikke also referred to migrants as “human garbage.”

The arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in Europe this year has sparked an outcry among far-right politicians.